25-year-old Lucas Bales of Cape Coral, Florida was arrested for allegedly trying to extort two underage girls for nude photos over the mobile messaging app Kik. Bales was arrested by my favorite law enforcement department, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office led by Sheriff Grady Judd.
Bales is said to have try to extort pictures from an 11-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl using the screen names of ‘Daddy’, of course, and ‘swflguy239’.
If you think that this is some kind of entrapment, like a lot of Florida creepers seem to do, this is how Bales allegedly threatened one of the girls…
He told an 11-year-old girl that he was going to post her home address on the Internet, ask people to come rape her, set her house on fire, or hurt her, unless the girl sent him nude photos and videos of herself, according to the arrest affidavit.
However there’s a bigger issue here that these two underage girls are on Kik. Not only is Kik rife with sex offenders and pedophiles but Kik’s own terms of service say that users should be 13. Pre-teens have no business being on Kik and if you really think about it no one who’s not an adult should be on it either.
UPDATE 2/17/2016 5:40 PM EST: I know criminal defense attorneys have a tough job but some of the stuff they come up with is just idiotic. For example, Bales’ attorney is saying that the threats Bales allegedly made weren’t actually threats…
“I wouldn’t call that a threat. But if we were all arrested for what’s in our head, we’d all be in prison,” Viacava said.
Let me know how that works out for you.