19-year-old Kung Bik Cem, of Tucker, Georgia, was recently arrested for allegedly trying to rape a woman that he met through Facebook, but the story is much more scary than that. Cem, and a friend, drove from Jacksonville, Florida, to Johnson County, Indiana where his female Facebook friend was attending a wedding. According to Google Maps, that is close to a 900 mile trip, clocking in at roughly 13 hours.
Cem reportedly approached the woman at the wedding and took her cell phone in order to get her into his car. Once in his car he drove off with the woman. She grabbed the wheel, causing the car to go off the road on the local interstate. It was then that Cem is said to have thrown the woman in the back of his car and tried to rape her. He allegedly told the woman that he was going to impregnate her so she would have to marry him. Luckily, if that word can ever be used in stories like this, they were found by an Indiana State Trooper before Cem could rape his victim.
I have a few questions. First off, who the hell thinks in 2017 that if I make you have a rape baby you have to marry me? Cem told police that the stealing of a potential bride was customary in his culture. What culture is that and when was it customary, the Mongol Dynasty maybe? Secondly, what was the friend’s role in all of this? Did he or she agree to Cem’s deranged plan or just think it was a road trip? Lastly, how was this emotionally stunted ignoramus able to function in society before making his road trip of rape?
I originally posted about Brandi Beauchamp, Ashley Breedlove, and Ciera Beauchamp here. Ciera Beauchamp was the legal guardian of a 17-year-old girl who she allegedly prostituted on Backpage. Beuchamp’s sister, Brandi, and her girlfriend Breedlove, are said to have quit their jobs just so they could all collect money from this girl. The victim is said to even have contracted an STI thanks to her ‘guardian’ turning her out on Backpage.
You would think that child traffickers and child abusers like that would have the book thrown at them, but it’s not so. The prosecution has offered them a deal where they will see no jail time if they plead guilty to promoting prostitution. The most they’re looking at is two years of house arrest.
What kind of message does this send when three women were making money off of one 17-year-old girl who was forced to be violated by strangers for money? For that matter what message does that send to the victim where the suspects will only receive ankle bracelets for all the abuse she endured? This isn’t justice, it’s a mockery of what this girl had to withstand. The even sadder part is that this is what Backpage has wrought. There are multitudes of girls just like this still being turned out on Backpage and the legal system hardly seems to care.
24-year-old Jeffrey Scott Vanherreweghe of Crossville, Alabama, was working with a construction crew in Huntingburg, Indiana, when he met a woman on the mobile dating app Tinder. The pair allegedly had consensual sex before Vanherreweghe (How do you even pronounce that?) became violent and raped his victim at the hotel where the crew was staying. It took his co-workers to get the key for the hotel room door for the woman to be able to make her escape. Vanherreweghe is only being held on $15,000 bond.
I hate to be the old man yelling at clouds, but back in my day, in the olden times of the internet, not only did it take a long ‘getting to know you’ process before meeting someone, even then there was a huge danger of meeting them in meat space. Now it seems that with apps like Tinder, users seem to be meeting people that day without any serious vetting process.
If I was in the dating pool today, even if I was in my 20s, I doubt I would use an app like Tinder. Not only does it seem to focus on the superficial but I imagine it attracts many of the same creeps that haunt places like the personals section of craigslist. A real relationship doesn’t begin with a swipe.
Police say that Reaves and 19-year-old Anthony Fort planned on robbing the prostitute at her hotel room after finding her on Backpage but during the robbery Reaves is said to have raped the woman. When a female security guard went to investigate the room Reaves allegedly raped her as well.
According to the women, Reaves became increasingly irate during the assaults and demanded money, saying he needed a “stack” for himself and Fort.
After apprehension Reaves wasn’t acting like such a tough guy. While in custody he wrote letters of apology to his victims claiming that…
…he “has a problem and often hears voices in his head that forces and compels him to make very bad decisions and choices.”
Again with the voices. I still have to ask why the ‘voices’ never tell someone to do charity work?
Anyway, Reaves has been charged as an adult and 18-year-old Myia Nicole Kilgore has been charged as an accomplice. Kilgore was reportedly a getaway driver for the duo.
While all this was happening Backpage was still getting paid.
22-year-old Brandon M. Kolc of Gibraltar, Michigan, is accused of raping a 15-year-old Indiana girl that he met through Facebook. According to the victim she thought Kolc was 19 and lived in Illinois. The first time they had sex the victim says it was consensual, once in a church parking lot. Then the rape was said to have occurred in front of a casket factory where Kolc allegedly raped and choked the victim after she refused to consent.
By now this shouldn’t even be an issue anymore as most parents are already on Facebook, and should know how to keep tabs on their kids. If not you’re way behind the curve, and need to educate yourself on how these things work. Know their logins, know their passwords, know their Facebook friends and inspect their devices for multiple accounts. You are the parent, you can trust your kids all you want, but do you trust the strangers out there who are looking to prey upon your kids?
24-year-old Ciera Beauchamp was the legal guardian of the 17-year-old girl she is accused of prostituting on Backpage. Beauchamp also lived with her sister, Brandi Beauchamp, and her girlfriend, Ashley Breedlove. All three women are accused of using the money the victim made to pay their own bills. Breedlove and Brandi Beauchamp even allegedly quit their jobs just so they could collect the money from the victim. The victim is also said to have contracted an STI from one of the johns.
I know I’m perpetually repeating myself, but I’ll keep banging this drum until there’s no longer a need to. This is what Backpage is defending as not only free speech but a solution to child prostitution and human trafficking. Prostituting a 17-year-old girl so leeches of society don’t have to work real jobs is neither a solution nor is it even remotely free speech.
34-year-old Joseph Coder, of Fort Wayne Indiana, has been charged with several crimes involving Snapchat, Kik, and a 12-year-old girl from New Hampshire. Police say that the victim was introduced to Coder in a group chat by one of the victim’s friends. Coder is then said to have given his cell phone number to the victims. Over the various messaging and photo sharing apps they exchanged explicit images of each other. They both claimed to be 16 online but eventually she told Coder she was 12, And Coder allegedly told the girl that he was 23. Then Coder allegedly coerced the girl to send him naked pictures of her 10-year-old sister. When Coder was said to ask for pictures of the girl’s friends, she broke the ‘relationship’ off with Coder. In an interview with police, Coder is said to have admitted that he knew the girl was 12.
According to the terms of service for apps like Kik and Snapchat, a user needs to be at least 13 years of age in order to use their services, however there is no way they can verify a users’ age. In my opinion, due to the amount of predators that inhabit both services, I would recommend not letting any child on them until they were 18. For the parents of pre-teens with cell phones, tablets, and laptops, you may want to think about securing their devices at night. You may trust your child implicitly, but can you trust the stranger on the other end of the conversation?
UPDATE 1/17/2017:Coder has pleaded guilty to vicarious sexual conduct with a 12-year-old girl and felony possession of child porn. He is scheduled to be sentenced in late February.
35-year-old Timothy Gilmore, of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, has been arrested for allegedly posting child porn online of a 16-year-old girl from Fort Wayne, Indiana, but the charges don’t even come close to telling the whole story. It’s not made known in the article how Gilmore met his victim, but he allegedly used the pervert trifecta of Tumblr, Kik and Snapchat to communicate with her. According to authorities, Gilmore made the girl refer to him as ‘Master T’ while he referred to her as ‘slave’. This may indicate to some people that this was a consensual BDSM relationship, but not only did Gilmore have another woman, who the victim was made to address as Mistress, order the teen around, but Gilmore allegedly wanted the girl to live with him when she turned 18 so he could breed future sex slaves with her. The child porn charges stem from when Gilmore is said to have posted images of the girl on Tumblr. Along with Kik, Tumblr is a popular destination among child porn traders.
What is it with Missouri and guys who want sex slaves? Ok, that’s actually unfair to Missouri, but this story reminds me of Edward Bagley Sr. of Lebanon, Missouri. He took in a 16-year-old runaway and made her his personal sex slave. He not only traded her out to his friends but he sewed her vagina shut as a punishment. Sadly, that could have been the life of Gilmore’s victim if he had his way. He may be only looking at 15 years behind bars but he deserves much more.
First off, let me say that I really don’t like using portmanteaus like ‘sextortion’ or ‘sexting’ in a headline. Unfortunately these phrases have become so commonplace I’ve no choice but to use them in order to grab someone’s attention.
Anyway, in the past I’ve posted about how online predators will try to extort children for explicit pictures of them over social media. While it’s more commonly reported with children this kind of blackmail can happen to adults too.
For example an Indiana woman was on the dating and social app Skout. She had begun chatting with a man who called himself ‘John Alani’. The man asked the woman for a nude pic and she obliged. As you can probably surmise that’s when things started going to hell. It didn’t help that she also sent him a picture of her driver’s license and social security number. In case you didn’t know by now those are two of the biggest red flags when it comes to being scammed. The man then started threatening her saying that he now had her kids’ names and threatened to have her sent to jail if she didn’t pay him over $3,000. He said that he had other women sent to jail. The victim refused and the man said that if she didn’t wire the money to Nigeria he would have her arrested for murder. Nigeria is the other big red flag when it comes to online scams since it’s the birthplace of such internet scams as the 419 scam.
While social networking apps and sites repeatedly want us to use our personal information for their gain I still say that you should be very guarded with who you choose to share that information with. You never know what you’re opening yourself up to.
29-year-old Patrick J. Davis of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is accused of allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl he met through Facebook and possibly trying to prostitute the girl on Backpage. I’ll explain the ‘possibly’ part in a minute. But first let’s see what Davis, aka Alan Davis, is said to have done after convincing the girl to run away…
On March 28, Davis picked the girl up at her residence and deactivated the girl’s Facebook account and destroyed her cellphone. Davis then took her to the house of a woman who had been involved with prostitution and had girls working for her.
That’s not terrifying at all for a 14-year-old girl except when it is, which is all the time. And just for shits and giggles I guess Davis woke the girl while she was sleeping so he could rape her in the kitchen of the house. Unfortunately, rape is a common tactic used by pimps in order to intimidate their victims to remain working for them.
Now the reason I say he possibly was looking to traffic the girl on Backpage because Davis and his cohort were allegedly going to use a prepaid credit card to place the ad, except Backpage is no longer allowed to accept any credit card payments. Makes me wonder if Davis was either behind the times or using another website. Either way this scumbag needs to be put away for a long time.