Tag Archive: extortion

Welsh predator extorts US girls through Justin Bieber Tinychat room

Justin Bieber chat room used to incite two young girls to perform sex acts:

Benjamin Mahoney

Benjamin Mahoney

No grown man should ever be in a Justin Bieber themed chatroom, ever, for any reason. Unless you happen to be an online predator which 29-year-old Benjamin Mahoney of Wales is. Mahoney used the Bieber themed chatroom on Tinychat to groom two girls from Maine that were ages 11 and 12. For those of you unfamiliar with Tinychat it is a chat room service that incorporates webcams.

After gaining the girls trust he intimidated the two girls to perform sex acts on each other and if they refused he would threaten to post the videos on the web. The girls eventually went to their local police and through the help of the Department of Homeland Security they were able to track Mahoney down to the home he shared with his mother. Go figure. Mahoney was only given five years for his deeds.

First off as I keep saying no child under the age of 18 should have a webcam unless it’s to Skype to Grandma under parental supervision. If you allow your kids to have webcams like this not only do you have to worry about the predator in your town but predators worldwide as this shows. Lastly please tell your kids that no adult online is to be trusted especially if they’re in an age inappropriate room like teen pop star chat room. If they’re in there they are only up to no good.

Omegle child predator posed as Justin Bieber to extort girls

Christopher P. Gunn (not Bieber) and Justin Bieber. The resemblance is uncanny.

Christopher P. Gunn (not Bieber) and Justin Bieber. The resemblance is uncanny.

Christopher P. Gunn Charged With Sextortation And Cyberstalking After Allegedly Posing As Justin Bieber Online:

Authorities: Man lured girls by posing as Justin Bieber:

In Florida 31-year-old Christopher P. Gunn has been charged with posing as teen pop sensation Justin Bieber on the anonymous chat site Omegle in order to extort explicit photos from underage girls.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office states that Gunn would pose as Bieber and promise the girls things like concert tickets in exchange for topless photos. Once he would get the topless photos he would allegedly blackmail the girls into sending more explicit photos or he would publish their photos on the web. Investigators say that Gunn preyed upon girls from ages 9 to 16 throughout the world.

Gunn was already in custody for allegedly running a similar blackmail plot in Alabama. He would pose on Facebook as a new kid in town and would befriend high school age girls and try to get them to send him inappropriate photos.

In the Bieber scheme he would use such screen names as Justin Babin, justinqazabc123, and surprise.suprise1. In the Facebook scheme he would use the alias of Tyler Mileke.

If convicted on all the Florida charges he’s looking at 50 years. Not that I have a problem with that but here’s the thing. Gunn’s charges stem mostly from child porn and harassment charges. So far there’s no evidence that he met any of these girls and molested them. So why is that child molesters that actually rape their victims get far less time than scumbags like Gunn?

And again parents, no child, especially a 9-year-old girl, needs to have their own webcam and be on Omegle. Remember, their motto is ‘Talk with strangers.’ You wouldn’t let them talk to a stranger on the street so why would you let them talk to one in your own home?

Utah craigslist cruiser blackmailed

Brad Ray Adams

Brad Ray Adams

Police say man used Craigslist for sex, extortion:

If you’re a gay man or you hit from both sides of the plate I’m happy for you, I really am. However you may want to clue in important people in your life to your lifestyle. For instance your fiance. But if you’re trying to stay in the closet or keeping it on the down low as it were you may want to avoid cruising craigslist for anonymous hook ups. You may just find yourself blackmailed and outed.

In Provo, Utah police arrested Brad Ray Adams for allegedly extorting money from a man he met through craigslist. The victim was engaged to a woman at the time and Adams threatened to reveal their trysts to the fiance if the victim didn’t pay Adams and continued to have sex with him. Even after complying with Adams’ demands he revealed everything to the victim’s family. You would be correct in assuming that the victim is no longer engaged.

Adams had claimed that he had ruined the lives of others in a similar way.

Honestly I can never understand what it’s like to go through life gay but once again I would recommend to gay and straight people not to engage in anonymous hook ups on craigslist. Extortion is probably the least dangerous thing that could happen to you.

UPDATE 5/6/2012: Adams was only sentenced to 15 days in jail and a year on probation. Score another one for the bad guys.

Another fake cop extorts and assaults backpage prostitute

Leo Driscoll IV

Leo Driscoll IV

Kenner man accused of posing as a cop to extort sex and money from prostitute:

While police were investigating the crimes of the assumed deceased Kylan Laurent they came across another backpage predator.

Police there say that 23-year-old Leo Driscoll IV was posing as a police officer in order to extort money and sex from a backpage prostitute. Isn’t sex through coercion technically rape? Driscoll has been charged with extortion, impersonating an officer and possession of oxycodone but not rape or any kind of sexual assault for some reason. When a prostitute is raped it’s still rape.

With their millions of dollars that they’re allegedly spending what is Village Voice Media doing to protect these women from predators. That answer would be nothing.

Iowan pleads guilty to MySpace extortion and child porn

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Iowan pleads guilty to child pornography, extortion charges:

25-year-old Garrett Drew Roegner of Plymouth, Iowa pleaded guilty to charges of extortion and child porn. It seems that Roegner had pics of him and his ex-girlfriend having sex when he was 19 and she was 17. The sex is legal but the pics are not. Bitch all you want, that’s the law.

Roegner threatened the woman over MySpace that he would reveal the pics if she didn’t meet with him.

He’s looking at 22 years but we’d be lucky if he got 22 months.

Fla. man accused of posing as women to extort young boys

Deputies: Man Posed As Woman On MySpace, Charged With Sexual Battery:

31-year-old Steven Maciejka of Brevard County, Florida has been charged with extortion and sexual battery. Police alleged that Maciejka posed as a woman named “Sassy Ally” on MySpace in order to get teen boys to send him nude pics of themselves. Once he got the pictures he would then try to blackmail the boys into performing sex acts under the user names of “Surfs up N Down” or “CB Hurley Dood,”.

He may want open a new MySpace account with the user name of “Bubba’s Girlfriend”.

Parents, don’t let your kids have cell phone cameras or webcams.

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UGA Student Charged With Using MySpace For Extortion:

This one is a little strange. Try and follow along…

ATHENS, Ga. — Police have charged a University of Georgia student with using a popular Internet site to try to extort a 17-year-old Forsyth County girl to have sex with him.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department Investigator J.D. Roe said Andrew Ross Levitz, 20, a sophomore from Marietta, is accused to posing as a 19-year-old woman on MySpace.com to exploit the teenager by pretending to share her interest in modeling.

Roe said after the girl e-mailed nude photos of herself, Levitz admitted he is a man and threatened to show the compromising photos to online contacts if she refused to meet him for sex.

Roe said by the time the teenager told police, Levitz had sent her photograph to two of her online “friends.” He said Levitz also sent the young woman explicit photographs of himself.

Roe said Athens-Clarke police stopped Levitz on a Forsyth County warrant Saturday afternoon as he drove to work as a radio disc jockey for the university’s radio station. He said police seized five computers, a Webcam and other items from the student’s apartment.

Levitz is free on a $26,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned April 12 in Forsyth County Superior Court.

Levitz is charged with theft by extortion, sexual exploitation of children, electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors and second-degree forgery.

How is that any different from attempted rape actually? And if you have to blackmail women into having sex with you then you definitely have a problem.

Could this be Levitz’s MySpace? It fits name, school, age, and location.