The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

39-year-old Andrew Cunningham, formerly of Windsor, Connecticut, was recently sentenced to 18-years in prison for trying to lure a 13-year-old Tennessee girl to Connecticut. Cunningham met the girl through the random chat site Omegle. In case you’re unfamiliar with Omegle, it’s a website, not an app, that pairs strangers into a chat room. The chat …

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It seems the Facebook vigilantes have graduated from Facebook itself to being vigilantes in meatspace. Previously these keyboard commandos would accuse people of various offenses online with little to no proof. Actions like this have not only ruined people’s lives but have caused others to take their own lives.  Now, some of these groups are …

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One of the complaints we receive from the entrapment whiners is there aren’t any real children on craigslist. So whenever someone is busted by police posing as an underage ad poster on craigslist the whiners cry entrapment. Well, the police in Manchester, Connecticut may disagree. It was in Manchester where police arrested 36-year-old Luqman Gotti …

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As I have mentioned before, one website that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should in the media is Omegle. It is the anonymous webcam chat site whose motto encourages you to ‘Talk to Strangers!’ One of the more popular search quries that lead people to my site is ‘can you get arrested …

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29-year-old Nathaniel Smith of Aurora, Colorado, was arrested in New London, Connecticut, after traveling there to allegedly have sex (i.e. child rape) with a 13-year-old girl he met on the mobile messaging app Kik. Smith reportedly took a bus from Colorado to Connecticut in order to take the girl back to Colorado with him. They …

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Since I’ve started this website I’ve always been fascinated by the excuses that alleged criminals give for their crimes. That fascination grew after the popularity of the To Catch A Predator series when most of the suspects were asked why they were there said they just wanted to hang out. For example take 25-year-old Krishna …

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I originally posted about the shooting murder of Jesus Silva here. He was shot to death in New Britain, Connecticut, after responding to a craigslist ad for a car he was selling. Jesus Sierra, Joel Jaquez, and Idaliz Zavala-Burgos have been charged with his murder. Before I said that I did not have any information …

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On December 30th of 2014 Jesus Silva of Meriden, Connecticut, was found shot to death in his car on the streets of New Britain, CT. Since his murder police have arrested Jesus Sierra, Joel Jaquez, and Idaliz Zavala-Burgos, all of Springfield, Mass., and have charged them with Silva’s murder. Today in a court hearing it …

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20-year-old Steven Turner of New Britain, Connecticut, is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy that he met through craigslist. As much as some people like to believe that teenagers aren’t posting ads on craigslist the victim in this case did. Not only did Turner allegedly sexually assault the boy but he is also said …

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Again I’m left asking what is it with school teachers and coaches and Snapchat? This time 57-year-old Jeffrey M. Sirois has been arrested for allegedly sending a video of himself cranking it on Snapchat to a number of teens. Sirois was a girls soccer coach for a high school in Storrs, Connecticut and yes the …

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