Lending credence to the theory that predators like to put themselves in positions dealing with children, we have one Roosevelt Miller, age 20. He was an after-school volunteer at a middle school in Plantation, Florida. He was arrested for allegedly trying to pay three underage students for sex.
Miller reportedly went around the school and asked children he found attractive to give him their name and cell phone numbers for a sports program that the school didn’t have. He would then harass these students through either text messaging or the mobile messaging app Kik. He would promise the boys money and trips to Disney World in exchange for sex. He would even go as far as calling one of the boys ‘sexy’, and asking him if he was gay.
When arrested, Miller first tried the ‘it was a joke defense’ but has since signed a handwritten confession where he also supposedly admitted to fondling an underage boy at a bus stop.
It’s getting to the point where you can’t trust anybody in positions that we used to trust people implicitly with our children. While I’m not blaming the internet for creating sex offenders and pedophiles, it sure seems to have emboldened them since the advent of the world wide web.
37-year-old Danny Ray Murphy was a firefighter in Pace, Florida. He was arrested earlier this year for trading child porn on mobile messaging app Kik. This past Wednesday he was found guilty on child porn charges. What was interesting about this story was Murphy’s defense. Murphy’s defense was he was trying to save the boy who was depicted in the explicit images he had been receiving on Kik.
Murphy had received images from a Kik user by the name of ‘lovelilpple’, that were of a 3-year-old boy who was being sexually abused. This ‘lovelilpple’ person, and I use that term as loosely as possible, claimed the boy was in his custody. The man behind the ‘lovelilpple’ screen name was Charles Hoyt McConnell III, of Pensacola, Florida, and he had also been arrested and is awaiting trial.
During Murphy’s trial, he testified he was on Kik because he was bi-curious and wanted to meet other men. When approached by McConnell about child porn, Murphy claims he received the images so he could find McConnell, save the boy, and bring ‘lovelilpple’ to justice. Thankfully, the jury didn’t buy it. This kind of story is just a more elaborate version of when the guys caught during ‘To Catch a Predator’ would say they showed up to teach the child a lesson about internet safety. It seems the more elaborate and outlandish the story, the more guilty a suspect is.
Murphy is looking at 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in late August.
Genovese told her he would see her in 15 minutes and drove to her house, according to a probable cause statement filed by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the statement, Genovese told her he would bring a condom with him and she replied she didn’t know what a condom was.
Genovese allegedly then had sexual intercourse and oral sex with the 12-year-old girl.
I think my computer hates me for making it paste that. Maybe that’s why my last computer died, it probably killed itself.
Genovese has been charged with statutory rape, but in a just world, he should be charged with child molestation.
This is what could happen if you not only allow your kids to have access to their devices at night, but if you don’t check their activity as well. Since Kik is popular with teens and pre-teens it has attracted an ungodly amount of sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors. Letting your kids have unfettered access to the internet like this gives predators an open window that leads directly to your children.
As online predators are wont to do, Simoneau posed as a 14-year-old girl from Maine named ‘Laura James’. He would use the boys he met on Kik to introduce him to their friends continuing the cycle. Investigators found 1,128 videos and 712 images of child porn on his various devices.
This isn’t Simoneau’s first rodeo either. While I was trying to find his mugshot, I discovered this article from 2010 that details his arrest at 17 where he downloaded child porn off the internet to trade with other child porn collectors. For that he was placed on probation and look how well it worked. By well, I mean not at all.
There should be no probation for predators like this. Neither strikes nor breaks should they be given, just incarceration. While I’m not a fan of continued recreational drug use, let’s let all the dope smokers out of prison so we can house scum like this a hell of a lot longer than they are now.
Radebaugh allegedly used Kik to pose as a 15-year-old girl in order to gain the confidence of real underage girls to try to get explicit images and videos from them. This practice is so common on Kik, Radebaugh is said to have run into another child porn collector using the same ploy and traded images with him. During questioning, he reportedly told investigators he had an online ‘relationship’ that lasted over two years where the girl would send Radebaugh pictures and videos. Radebaugh originally tried to claim that any child porn he received he deleted but authorities were able to recover said deleted files using instructions Radebaugh had left for himself.
I really wish I could find a mugshot of this cretin, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
60-year-old Garret Hawkey of Albion, Michigan, is accused of allegedly soliciting an 8-year-old girl for explicit pictures over the mobile messaging app Kik. Don’t get ahead of me just yet, we’ll get to that, but for now let’s focus on Hawkey. Using the screen name of lonleytrucker69 (always with the 69), Hawkey is said to have asked the girl for nude pictures of herself and he ‘pinky promised’ not to share them. Investigators are said to have found pictures of the girl and other child porn on Hawkey’s phone. It’s also believed he shared pictures of the girl as well.
That’s not even the worst part. Hawkey is said to be only one of a number of men who solicited the girl on Kik for pictures.
As we all know by now, Kik is inundated with sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors. So why in the blue hell would anyone allow an 8-year-old girl to be on Kik. In the Android Play Store, and I imagine in the Apple Store too, Kik is rated for Teens. Personally, I think it should be rated Mature, but an 8-year-old is not even close to being a teen.
Please research any app you’re letting your child use and then research the ones they want to use before allowing them to be installed on your child’s device. Then when the app is installed check it periodically.
Hey readers, do you want another story that shows why you should really keep up with your kids’ online activities? Too bad because you’re getting another one because not everyone has learned yet.
43-year-old James Daniel Werner, of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, is accused of allegedly abducting a 14-year-old girl from her Saginaw, Michigan home. That’s a 7 hour and 425 mile drive if you don’t take the ferry of Lake Michigan. Werner is said to have met the girl over the mobile messaging app Kik and convinced her to sneak out of her house. He reportedly waited two hours for the girl to come out of her house before physically forcing her into his car.
When they got back to Werner’s home, he claims they only slept together, like actually slept, and he never had any sexual contact with his victim. He claims he only touched her through her clothes and kissed her. Like, that’s not somehow inappropriate to say the least. The victim was able to contact authorities through a tablet Werner had left for her. Werner’s 9-year-old son was said to have also been in the house at the time but didn’t know the girl was there.
So unless you don’t want your child being transported across four state lines into the home of God only knows who, you might want to keep a better eye on your children’s online habits. The best advice I’ve heard, besides checking your kids’ devices regularly is to make sure they have no access to any electronic devices at night.
41-year-old George M. Rodriguez of Erving, Massachusetts, was recently arrested for allegedly being in possession of a rather large cache of child porn. Rodriguez is said to have uploaded it to Google Drive. Google caught wind of it and tipped off the NCMEC who in turn called local police. When police investigated his devices they found he uploaded at least 189 videos of definitive child porn to his Google Drive. Police say that Rodriguez claims he stored a lot of porn in his Google Drive so his wife wouldn’t find out and may have ‘ACCIDENTALLY’ downloaded some child porn.
It’s not unheard of for someone to accidentally download child porn. Back in the days of file sharing services like Napster, Kazzaa, and Limewire, people would download what they thought was either a pirated movie or album, but instead it would be a file full of child porn. However, those days are past, and it didn’t help that police discovered on Rodriguez’s Kik account, he had a number of explicit photos of young women of undetermined age on his cell phone. As we all know, Kik is very abundant in sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors.
Rodriguez was released on $1000 bail, so sleep tight Massachusetts.
If I still made multiple blogs, I could probably do one solely about Kik and have content for it every day.
U/C – Girls my age actually send naked photos?
PENNY – Right before I started talking to you I was talking to a 14 yo, she sent lots ofpics
U/C – No way!
U/C -1 don’t believe it
PENNY – She was not shy at all
PENNY – She definitely liked to playand show offher body
U/C – I don’t believe you
PENNY – Ok, you don’t have to. It doesn’t mean it’s not true. I have no reason to lie
PENNY – I’m so homy baby
U/C – Yea?
PENNY-Yes U/C – (blushing emoticon)
I feel like I need to bleach my clipboard after copying and pasting that.
As I continue to drone on about, Kik is a minefield of sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors. While you may have a handle on your kids online behavior, other parents may not. If you know someone who might not be as tech savvy as you and has kids with mobile devices like phones and tablets, please share this website with them.