Georgia teacher accused of groping student, asking for nudes on Snapchat

Georgia teacher accused of groping student, asking for nudes on Snapchat

Derren Justin Evans

(Story broke 5/18/2017)

Derren Justin Evans was a teacher at a private K-12 school in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Police allege Evans became friends with a female student on both Instagram and Snapchat. The student thought Evans was acting as a mentor. Instead of mentoring the student Evans is accused of forcibly kissing the student at school and inappropriately touching her. When the student messaged Evans on Snapchat for him to stop touching her, Evans is said to have had the temerity to request nude pics from the girl. At last report, Evans was out on bond.

As usual, my advice to parents here is to check who is on the friends list of all your kids’ apps. If one of them is a teacher at their school, which seems to happen frequently, let the school know. It may be innocent, but it’s better to be sure. Also, tell your kids if their teacher wants to friend them on social media, you need to know. It’s my opinion that no teacher should be friending their students on social media while circumventing their parents’ knowledge.

35-year-old cosplayer cruises cons and Instagram to prey on girls

35-year-old cosplayer cruises cons and Instagram to prey on girls

Derrick La Marr Jones

(Story broke 5/3/2017)

35-year-old Derrick La Marr Jones, of Catonsville, Maryland, was arrested for allegedly trying to lure a 16-year-old girl from Ashburn, Virginia to Baltimore through Instagram, while using the screen name of ‘Toxicnfektion’. He is also said to have sent an Uber to the girl’s home to bring her to Baltimore. Authorities say that this girl may not be his only victim.

Investigators say that Jones has traveled all over the country to various comic conventions, and the like, in order to try to pick up underage girls. He would use the aliases of Kanovski Zan-Lee Vulgen, Kano or Lee, when telling girls at these cons that he was anywhere from his late teens to early 20s. He also claimed to be a cosplayer, a martial artist and a pro-gamer. Jones is said to have attended conventions in Orlando, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City.

Police believe he may have more victims…

Anyone with information regarding the possible identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective J. Suess of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0475 or you may submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app, which can be downloaded on iTunes or Google Play.

There are few things as sad as a middle-aged man trying to act like a young person for any reason. Doing so to try to pick up underage women is even sadder. Not to mention that he bragged about being a martial artist. I bet he even tried to convince them he was an MMA fighter. If he wasn’t so potentially dangerous he’d be almost laughable.

Attentive mom busts sneaker creeper on Instagram

Attentive mom busts sneaker creeper on Instagram

Mohamed El-Saawy

(Story broke 5/3/2017)

62-year-old Mohamed El-Saawy of Johns Creek, Georgia, was arrested for allegedly trying to lure a 14-year-old boy by promising him high-end shoes through Instagram. The way he was caught was a thing of beauty, if the word beauty can be used in this instance.

The 14-year-old boy was using his mom’s phone for Instagram because his phone was broken. The mom reviewed his Instagram activity and was able to arrange a meeting with El-Saawy that just so happened to involve police. The mom also has some great advice for parents…

“Be vigilant,” she said. “It’s not invading their privacy. It’s making sure that they stay safe.”

In other words, be their parent.

School suspends 20+ students for liking Instagram post about school shooting

School suspends 20 students for liking Instagram post about school shooting

At a prep school in Charlotte, North Carolina, two idiot teens posted a picture to the photo sharing app Instagram that said “(School name) gon have a school shooter one day.” Other than that, there was really nothing threatening about the picture. It was just two kids standing there in what appears to be a parking lot. Neither kid looked all that threatening.

The problem came when 20-some other students of the school gave the picture a like on Instagram. Because of that, the school suspended the students that liked the picture.

Of course since personal responsibility died some time ago, some of the parents of the suspended students are up in arms.

“None of us are happy with the decision,” said the parent. “We feel like this is going to follow our kids.”

She claims the school said that the suspension for endorsing the threat will stay on her daughters’ record until she graduates.

“Twenty plus students could’ve learned a lesson today, not necessarily been sent out of school for three days”.

Boo-hoo.

There’s another lesson that could have been taught from this incident, the lesson that actions have consequences, even on trivial social media posts. Your kid probably wasn’t getting into Harvard anyway.

NY RSO sent sex toys to 14-year-old girl he met through Instagram

NY RSO sent sex toys to 14-year-old girl he met through Instagram

David Ohnmacht

36-year-old David Ohnmacht was convicted in 2003, in Westchester County, New York, for sexual abuse and sexual assault charges involving four victims, ranging in age from 13 to 15. He was sentenced to 40 months to 10 years in prison, and spent nine years in jail before being released. He used numerous jobs such as lifeguard, ice-cream truck driver, student theater coordinator and party planner to prey upon his victims. It almost seems like this guy wrote the book on how to be a child predator.

After his release, he was forbidden from using the internet, but his parole expired in November of 2016. That’s when authorities say that the man from Katonah allegedly started using the mobile photo sharing app Instagram to groom a 14-year-old North Carolina girl he met through the popular app.

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Ohnmacht allegedly used the screen names of “Dannyw290” and “little.kitty.love” to pose as a 19-year-old male and a teenage girl in order to get his victim to send him explicit pictures of herself. He is also said to have obtained the girl’s home address and was able to send her sex toys in the mail, more than likely for her to use in images and videos meant for her tormentor. Like a number of predators, again to seemingly appear from a sexual predator’s handbook, he made the girl call her ‘daddy’.

Police believe there may be more victims involved…

Federal authorities said the investigation was ongoing. They asked anyone with information on Ohnmacht or the social media accounts “Dannyw290” and “little.kitty.love” to contact the FBI at (914) 925-3700.

If you’re going to allow your underage kids to use Instagram, then you need to know not only who is following them but who is leaving comments and likes on their pictures. You should also monitor what pictures they’re sharing because predators are able to ascertain many personal details about their victims’ lives just by paying attention to small details in the pictures. The best example I keep giving is that some predators can determine where your child may go to school by seeing the most innocuous item in the background of the picture, such as a sports uniform.

Another thing to be careful of is what many people are calling ‘Finstas’ or ‘Finstagrams’, otherwise known as fake Instagrams. Instagram allows users to create five different accounts, and some people use these Finstas to hide images from whomever they don’t want viewing their pictures. It’s a good idea to occasionally check your kids’ accounts to make sure that they don’t have one of these hidden accounts. If you’re not doing random checks on these apps, then you’re allowing the predators to possibly gain a foothold into their lives.

Texas Teacher blackmailed by student she was having sex with

Texas Teacher blackmailed by student she was having sex with

Sandy Doan

27-year-old Sandy Doan of Dallas, Texas, has allegedly fallen into the same pitfalls of too many teachers these days. She started communicating with one of her middle school students over Instagram and Kik (no Snapchat?) before starting a sexual relationship with the student. Normally I would be throwing sarcastic quotes around about ‘having sex’ and ‘relationship’, but it’s hard to call the kid a victim in this instance.

Instead of just the usual bragging to his friends, this kid had the criminal wherewithal to allegedly blackmail Doan into giving him thousands of dollars for his silence.

“Anit [expletive] watch ima start getting the pics and everything ready … to show the cops right I anit playing,” the messages read, according to police.

Doan, also known as Thao Doan, wasn’t arrested until the kid’s mother found out that her son was receiving large amounts of money from Doan. The kid’s mother also said that he has a lengthy juvenile criminal record. However, police sources say that the then 14-year-old blackmailer will probably not face any charges. Why in the blue hell not?

While Sandy Doan is allegedly ultimately responsible for landing herself in the situation in the first place, the extortion of $28,000 is not something that should just be chalked up to boys being boys. To not charge him shows other kids in his community that crime does pay.

Snapchat sleaze accused of raping two 15-year-olds

Snapchat sleaze accused of raping two 15-year-olds

Keefer Mckenzie Ngirngesechei

20-year-old Keefer Mckenzie Ngirngesechei of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, is accused of using social media to force two underage girls into having sex with him. Ngirngesechei allegedly used Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat to solicit naked photos from girls. Once the victims complied he threatened to publish the pictures if they didn’t have sex with him. So far two 15-year-old girls have been victims of his scheme. The suspect is being held on $75K bail. Police believe he may have more victims.

Police believe there may be other teenage victims of Ngirngesechei. Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police at 570-459-3890.

Make no mistake, if the charges are true this is definitely a case of rape. Any time a man forces women to have sex with him under any kind of threatening conditions it’s rape, and any man who commits these acts should be labeled as a rapist.

Kik kreeper posed as Justin Bieber to extort 9-year-old girl for pics

Kik kreeper posed as Justin Bieber to extort 9-year-old girl for pics

Bryan Asrary (not Justin Bieber)

24-year-old Bryan Asrary of Revere, Massachusetts, is accused of posing as Justin Bieber in order to extort explicit pictures from a 9-year-old girl for two years. The victim, from Los Angeles County in California, followed Bieber on Instagram and was messaged by Asrary claiming to know Bieber and promised a meeting with the alleged singer. The victim was then instructed to open a Kik account where Asrary is said to have posed as Bieber himself. That’s when Asrary is said to have threatened the victim into sending him explicit photos of herself. Two years later in 2016, the suspect is said to have tried to extort more pictures out of the victim by threatening to publish the original pictures. The victim then went to her mother who went to police.

In what should really come as no surprise, this is not the first suspect to try to pose as the Canadian pop star, or the second. In the annals of this website there have been two others who have tried to use the Bieber bluff. Their stories can be seen here and here.

While I can understand why a parent may allow their child to follow Justin Bieber on Instagram, it should still be done under strict supervision, not to mention that no 9-year-old should ever be allowed to have unfettered access to social media no matter how innocent their intentions may be. Any platform, regardless of how kid friendly it may be, can be abused by miscreants like this in order to corrupt your children.

Pair of columbiners charged with bringing gun to Texas high school

Pair of columbiners charged with bringing gun to Texas high school

Friendswood High School

Two teen students of Friendswood High School in Friendswood, Texas have been charged with allegedly bringing a gun to school. One of the students, a 14-year-old, allegedly showed another student the gun that was being kept in a binder. This was said to have taken place on November 8th at the school. No gun was found at the school after a student reported it but the 14-year-old’s uncle reported that his gun had been stolen. Police reportedly found the gun after they checked the 14-year-old’s Instagram account which not only showed the gun and where they could find it but it also had “disturbing images and statements that manifest Columbine ideations [sic] and a fixation on school shootings.”

A couple of things really bother me about this story. The first is that the uncle didn’t allegedly report the gun missing until his nephew was already being investigated. The second is that the kid was posting pictures of the gun and various columbiner crap on Instagram and no one said anything until the gun had already been taken to school. I also noticed that there have been no reports of any parents or guardians finding either the gun or the Instagram posts.

I have yet to see any information about the second suspect’s involvement.

Many times school shootings result from a perfect storm of obvious signs that were either overlooked or outright ignored. It’s a miracle that one didn’t happen here.

What the Facebook underwear thief can teach you

Arturo Galvan

44-year-old Arturo Galvan, of Menifee, California, is accused of allegedly going on a year-long burglary spree where he would steal the underwear of both men and women from their homes among other valuable items. Arturo is said to have used social media in order to know when and where to strike and painstakingly so.

From the LA Times

Investigators say Galvan identified his victims by hanging out in public gathering places in Fullerton and Orange and searching for social media posts where people “checked in” or otherwise provided clues to their location, according to Fullerton Police Sgt. Kathryn Hamel.

Galvan then allegedly searched through his victim’s posted photos, combed through GPS data attached to the digital images and mapped them to find out where they lived, Hamel said.

In this era of social media saturation we’ve let our guard down when it comes to our personal information. It doesn’t take much for criminals to determine when the best time is to take advantage of you. If you’re checking in someplace on social media do it after you leave. The same should go for posting pictures. If you’re posting pictures of your vacation while on vacation you may come home to an empty house.

Back in the early days of the internet it was all about trying to keep your personal information private but in the day of Facebook we’ve disregarded safety for ‘likes’.