The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Kik, the mobile messaging app that’s home to sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors, recently announced they were forming a safety board. However, it seems like their motivation is more based in greed than user safety. If you read not only this article from Venture Beat, but Kik’s press release as well, it seems …

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31-year-old William Shenette of Webster, Massachusetts, was arrested recently for allegedly trading child porn on the mobile messaging app Kik. No word on how authorities were tipped off to Shenette, however he was said to have been in possession of at least two child porn videos. In addition to that, Shenette is also accused of …

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20-year-old Eugene Joseph Martinez, of Lubbock, Texas, has been apprehended by federal authorities for allegedly trading child porn online. Martinez claims he joined a child trading porn group on the mobile messaging app Kik, and found the images unsettling. However, that didn’t stop him from trading and collecting child porn. You would think that Kik …

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William Napolitano was a Pasco County Schools transportation manager. That was before he was picked up by Homeland Security in a years long child porn investigation. HSI found Napolitano after busting a prolific child porn trader on Kik. Investigators say that Napolitano was in the trader’s contacts list. Napolitano was said to have used the …

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48-year-old Chad Laverne Laughlin, of Noel, Missouri, was arrested in Miami, Ohio, when he was caught allegedly making out with a 14-year-old girl at a public library. It turns out that Laughlin was said to have bought the girl a cell phone so he could communicate with the girl on Kik. Her parents had no …

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43-year-old Michael Loren Ross was an elementary teacher in Davenport, Iowa. That was before he was arrested for allegedly trading child porn on mobile messaging app Kik. He’s not believed to have had sexual contact with any of his students. He did reportedly say that he only had the child porn for personal viewing only. …

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30-year-old Adam Russell Hegyi, of Crown Point, Indiana, is facing federal prosecution for allegedly threatening and extorting an underage girl over social media. Hegyi is said to have used (deep breath) Omegle, Kik, Snapchat, Skype, Instagram, Facebook and FaceTime. What, no Friendster? All kidding aside, Hegyi is one scary dude. After he allegedly coerced the …

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36-year-old Andrew Potter of Independence, Missouri, was arrested by the Faulkner County (Ark.) Sheriff’s Office for allegedly exchanging child porn with undercover investigators. FCSO investigators reportedly found Potter on Kik, in a group called ‘pedheaven’. Investigators posed as a man who was willing to let Potter have sex with his wife and possibly one of …

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Normally, I don’t follow high-profile stories like the saga of Anthony Weiner, but how could I not? Recently, the former U.S. Representative was sentenced to 21 months behind bars for transferring obscene material to a 15-year-old girl over social media. Weiner communicated with the girl using Twitter, Skype, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Confide(?), and….wait for it…Kik. …

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I know I talk about “To Catch A Predator” a lot. I became fascinated with the show just to hear the excuses the alleged predators would use after Chris Hansen would ask them to take a seat. The excuses used were usually something lame like “We were just going to hang out”, or absurd like …

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