Georgia Kik kreeper threatened Florida girl for nude pics

Steven Wayne Reid

Steven Wayne Reid

Steven Wayne Reid, of Georgia, is accused of going to great lengths in order to allegedly harass a 13-year-old Florida girl over Kik into sending him explicit photos of herself. The girl is from Polk County, Florida, which is home to my personal favorite County Sheriff, Grady Judd. If one can be a fanboy for a law enforcement officer then call me a fanboy.

Anyway, according to the article from ABC Action News in Tampa, Reid went to some extraordinary, yet creepy as hell, lengths in order to get what he wanted…

According to the affidavit, the girl was contacted on November 4 via the mobile phone messaging application “KIK” by someone claiming to be a 14-year-old girl named “Laura” with the KIK username “laura_hench14” who was extorting her to send nude images.

Soon after “Laura” initiated a conversation with the victim, “Laura” sent the victim an image of a Facebook profile with the victim’s face on it, and said, “So listen. I’m gonna make a Facebook with your pic. I can’t stand you at school. I like you so much but you don’t notice me. So I want to see your bra. If you do that then I’ll leave it at that. But if you refuse then I’ll do something crazy like make a Facebook saying you hate [derogatory term for African-Americans]. If you tell anyone then I’ll also do it. I can wait until you ready.”

If that wasn’t enough Reid cranked up the creep factor…

The victim told the suspect he was a “creepy stalker guy” to which the suspect replied he was a teacher at her school and that he would pull her into his classroom and sexually batter her. He additionally told her, “I’ll bring a gun [to school] and kill us both. I’m desperate. Take a [nude] pic and you won’t have any trouble.” The suspect then sent the victim a video depicting an adult male rubbing his exposed genitals.

There are literally no limits to the lengths these pedophiles will go to in order to get what they want from your kids. Isn’t it better to have your kids be inconvenienced by parental monitoring than be scarred for life by cretins like this?

Sheriff Judd puts it best…

“This is a dangerous person,” said Sheriff Grady Judd. “We know that he is one step away, if he hasn’t physically molested children, he will.”

Thanks to Monica for the tip.

We get letters: You were either molested or abused

Polk County (Fla.)Sheriff Grady Judd

Polk County (Fla.)Sheriff Grady Judd

I received the following e-mail not too long ago. Since in this country people are innocent until proven guilty I will keep the e-mailer’s name anonymous.

I would like to know if you truly believe all CL stings are 100% accurate. I am bipolar and during a tough time could not control my mania. I never asked for sex but looking for someone to hang with to mellow me out. Ground me. Eventually I agreed to whatever they want because I was not allowed over unless I agreed.

I never thought agreeing to somethingon internet means you actually have to do it.

My craiglist experience is that 20% percent of the time I meet someone off CL we have sex and most not the same day.

I know I am not a pedophile.
SHould my life be ruined cause the police convinced a mental health manic person to agree to commit a crime he was never looking for. With no child porn, no coaching or any activities with children.

You support and stereotype but isnt each case different

You should write a story with my case, and when writing a story you should put both sides, thats your responsibility in sharing information.

In the article they put out, they said I wanted to teach a 15 yr old to have sex. Yet I never said that, text it or emailed it. Thats just what they want you to believe.

I find your page ignorant and full of anger.
You were either molested or abused or something to have this much hate.

Its a sad day when a lonely adult cant go to an adult website to try to find a friend without being entraped for a crime.

Why cant an american go to plenty of fish, or match or craigslist to meet someone without being a criminal.

Through a little research I was able to determine that I believe that the e-mailer was arrested in one of the many craigslist stings conducted by Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd. Sheriff Judd must have arrested dozens if not hundreds of alleged predators in his infamous stings by now. But I digress.

Please allow me now to address the e-mailer’s concerns.

Do I believe that all craigslist stings are 100% accurate? The law of averages would say no. I’m sure in at least a minority of cases entrapment may have been involved but I don’t think your case is one of them. If your charges have been dropped or reduced I would be more than happy to post a correction or have your name removed. However in my research I noticed that you have been allegedly arrested two more times since then for probation violations.

It’s no secret that I am also bi-polar but never once in my worst times have I ever thought about ‘hanging out’ with someone who was underage. As I’ve said in the past the ‘hanging out’ line it was the guys on To Catch A Predator always use. If you need someone to hang out with go to a strip club. As long as you keep tipping the dancers they’ll be your best friends and best of all they’re of legal age.

If you’re getting laid legally 20% of the time on craigslist you’re playing a deadly game of Russian Roulette where you could end up being robbed or killed. See, I care about your well-being.

None of the articles I linked to said specifically that you wanted to teach a 15-year-old about sex. Odd that you would say that.

I was neither molested or abused and considering I was a Catholic altar boy until I was 17 that’s really saying something. I just happen to have a problem with people who try to allegedly take advantage of a child sexually and the websites that allow it.

Did the police solicit you for sex, did they message you first, did they come to your house? If not you probably weren’t entrapped.

You can go to any website you choose to someone. That is your right. However if the someone in question is below the age of consent then you might be considered a criminal.

Personally I think you need to not only get better help for your bi-polar disorder but it sounds like you may have a sex addiction problem to work out as well. I hope you can get help.

Florida Backpage sting nets 92 arrests

Samuel Yoon

Polk undercover operation leads to 92 prostitution arrests:

If you haven’t been following my site for a while you’d know that Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, Florida is one of if not the most proactive law enforcement officer when it comes to catching craigslist and backpage traffickers and predators. His latest feat is just one huge accomplishment in a long list of accomplishments in this area. His latest sting that involved prostitutes, johns and pimps has netted the arrests of 92 people.

Among them was 45-year-old Samuel Yoon. Yoon is/was a youth minister from California who was arrested during the sting for allegedly wanting to ‘have sex’ with a 14-year-old child prostitute. Also arrested was a guy celebrating his divorce and another guy who was on his honeymoon.

Sheriff Judd has put Backpage on notice…

“It’s abundantly clear to us Backpage is facilitating organized prostitution and facilitating human trafficking.”

Judd said he’s putting Backpage officially on notice. “It’s a promise. Backpage, you are going to be criminally investigated. So are the people in charge of your organization.”

We need more law enforcement officials like Sheriff Judd who are willing to make high-profile stings like this in order to get the word out that sex trafficking of women and children will not be tolerated and that Backpage is the problem and not even remotely close to being part of the solution as they may claim.

UPDATE: Sheriffs also discovered a 15-year-old girl who was working as a prostitute since she was 13. They say that she was tattooed with gang symbols marking her as her pimp’s property. How can anyone not call this slavery as the branding of slaves was prevalent prior to the U.S. Civil War? Those who forget the past are really doomed to repeat it.

Sheriff Judd has also stated that he has the permission of the state to launch a full-fledged investigation into Backpage. Hopefully he can accomplish something that no lawmaker or law enforcement officer has been yet to do.

Multiple arrests in Florida craigslist child sex sting

Matthew Chillcott

Matthew Chillcott

I’m going to forgo the headline this time because it ruins the surprise.

So say you’re local police department decided to carry out a sting on craigslist to catch would be child predators. Say they placed an ad on craigslist posing as a stepmother willing to turn out her 14-year-old stepdaughter for sex on craigslist. How many people do you think they would arrest? 1? 3? 10?

In Polk County, Florida sheriff’s arrested 38 people in a 10 day sting dubbed Operation Cyber Child. If you’re new to the site Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County is my favorite sheriff in the country. He has continued to carry out not only child predator stings through craigslist but also many sex trafficking stings as well using craigslist and backpage.

Of course among the 38 arrestees we have the obligatory grade school teacher. During the sting sheriffs arrested 43-year-old Matthew Chillcott, a 5th grade teacher from Orlando. Hitting the stereotype daily double they also arrested a registered sex offender in 31-year-old Wilson Silva of Brooksville, Florida. Silva has been on the registry since 2001. I wonder if it took him this long to reoffend or was it just the first time he’s been caught.

Now think about this. If they arrest this many people who think they;re being offered a child on craigslist how much do you think it’s happening without it being the police? It’s disturbing to think about it.

While the national media has moved on from craigslist since they closed the erotic services section I haven’t. I still see craigslist for the unmoderated cesspool of pedophiles that it is. Will it have to take a child version of Julissa Brisman before craigslist is held responsible once again? I hope to hell not.

UPDATE 6/16/2012: Add NASA engineer Phil Luna of San Jose, California to the list of those arrested in the Florida sting.

Phil Luna

Phil Luna

Luna was said to have gotten on a plane to come to Florida in order to meet what he thought was going to be a mother and her 11-year-old daughter.

Apparently being a ‘rocket scientist’ doesn’t make you a smarter pedophile.

22 arrested in craigslist and backpage pedo sting

Polk County (Fla.)Sheriff Grady Judd

Polk County (Fla.)Sheriff Grady Judd

Ok, I’m officially declaring Grady Judd my favorite sheriff in the country. In the history of all my blogs I don’t think I’ve ever posted about any sheriff more than Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County, Florida.

In his latest sting dubbed Operation Last House Call Sheriff Judd and his department arrested 22 people in a sting that used both backpage and craigslist among other sites. The sting targeted people who wanted to have sex with underage kids.

According to a sheriff’s statement, the ads typically read “mom/stepparent/aunt/guardian seeking guidance for my daughter/stepdaughter/niece.”

So now you know some of the code to look out for.

Another reason I like Sheriff Judd is because he doesn’t do just one sting to garner publicity. I’ve lost count how many stings that he’s done. Sheriff Judd also has a warning for predators in his jurisdiction…

For those of you that think you got it figured out. You only see what we did last time. But we are still coming after you. If you are going to bother children, if you are going to talk to children in a perverse manner, we are going to investigate you, we are going to lock you up. We are not going to let you be in society where you can attack children,” said Judd.

We need more law enforcement like Sheriff Judd.

The imaginary girls that were being advertised to these sickos were said to be between 9 and 14 years old. One of these cretins wanted to have sex with both the ‘mom’ and daughter. One of the suspects was a sex offender and another has a history of dating violence. Some of the suspects said they were going to ‘teach’ the girls to have sex.

Those arrested were…

25-year-old Stephen K. Allen of Orlando, 27-year-old Shawn M. Bartmann of Lakeland, 29-year-old Joseph C. Bolinao of Orlando, 58-year-old David R. Cohen of Maryland, 48-year-old Brian L. Detty of Clearwater, 18-year-old George T. Drage Orlando, 36-year-old Brian S. Fenn of Bartow, 24-year-old Sean I. Giuliani of Land ‘o Lakes, 60-year-old Grammatas Grammatas of Holiday, 24-year-old Nicardo Hamilton of Spring Hill, 41-year-old Nicholas Hillman of Seffner, 52-year-old Andre Jezierski of Winter Park, 39-year-old Anthony Lampp of Fort White, 61-year-old Robert Langley of Ocoee, 41-year-old Richard Lightfoot of Missouri, 29-year-old Rene Mercado of Texas, 45-year-old Richard Misenhelder of Gulf Port, 67-year-old James Rosenthal of Clearwater, 33-year-old Brian Rudolph of Orlando, 39-year-old Chad Siperly of Brandon, 34-year-old Jay Stroup of Viginia, and 36-year-old Malcolm Watkins of Orlando.

One of the suspects allegedly brought a cat o’ nine tails and  a gimp mask with him. He was planning on using those with an 11-year-old girl.

Here are your mugshots.

I’m guessing, and I’m probably right, that the ads on craigslist and backpage were not flagged by the users. Of course they wouldn’t be because the people who troll the sections that these ads are posted on don’t report shit. This is what they’re looking for. Just further proof that the personals sections and the casual encounters section on both sites are in desperate need of moderation, but neither site is willing to spend the money to do so.

15-year-old girl and her 2-month-old baby encountered in Florida backpage sting

OperationCurtainCall

Hookers, pimps and gang members arrested in Polk prostitution sting:

In Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd, one of my favorite sheriffs, announced that 60 people were arrested in a prostitution sting dubbed Operation Curtain Call. The majority of those arrested were through the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com.

Among those arrested were a 25-year-old woman who was 5 months pregnant and a 15-year-old girl who had her pimp waiting in the car along with her 2-month-old baby daughter. Defenders of prostitution would probably have you believe that she was there willingly I’m sure.

Still backpage insists that there isn’t a problem.

13 johns busted in FL craigslist sting

?Teacher Among 13 Arrested In Polk Prostitution Sting:

The Polk County, Florida Sheriff’s Department arrested 13 johns in a craigslist prostitution sting. One of those arrested was a local school teacher. He got singled out in the article because of his job yet they made no mention of the occupations of the other 12 arrested.

The guys that should go out now and buy lottery tickets because they’re that damn lucky are these two…

Two men came to the house but changed their minds and left without going inside. They were not arrested, Judd said.

You don’t get much luckier than that.

Mercades Nichols’ mom files lawsuit

Legal Action Considered Against Polk Sheriff:

This one is from the “Boy does that woman have brass ones” department.

Christina Garcia is the mother of Mercades Nichols. Mercades is one of if not the main suspect in the videotaped beating of Victoria Lindsay.

You would think that Ms. Garcia has more important matters to attend to like making sure her daughter stays out of jail but no. Ms. Garcia has taken it upon herself to file a lawsuit against Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd for making ‘defamatory’ remarks and causing ‘severe emotional damages’.

In her intent to sue notice, Bernard wrote that Judd failed to handle the arrest of the teens “with integrity and a degree of care” that would have protected them “against unfair treatment and exposure.”

Judd has described the March 30 beating in published news stories as “animalistic” and said that after the teens were arrested, they were laughing together in a holding cell, saying “Am I going to miss cheerleading practice?” and “I guess we’re not going to the beach this week.”

I didn’t know you could be sued for the truth. Garcia’s face is causing me severe emotional damages. Can I sue for that?

Gag order lifted in beating case

Gag order lifted in teen beating; sheriff speaks out:

The gag order has been lifted in the beating case of Victoria Lindsay.

Outspoken sheriff Grady Judd is saying that there was a lot more behind the attack than a mere $4.

Sheriff Judd also said that the media attention on the story would have died down by now if it wasn’t for the gag order.