Craigslist creeper brought child to sex meet up

Craigslist creeper brought child to sex meet up

James Taylor

25-year-old James Taylor, of Quechee, Vermont, thought he had a friend (see what I did there) in a 15-year-old girl he was allegedly meeting for sex through craigslist. Instead, it turned out to be the police from West Lebanon, New Hampshire. The West Lebanon police received a tip about a craigslist ad that appeared to be posted by someone looking for underage children. Police posed as a 15-year-old girl and set up a meeting with Taylor at a baseball field. To the surprise of even the police, Taylor is said to have had his two-year-old child in tow with him when he was set to meet the girl at a baseball field.

Taylor has been charged with both child solicitation and child endangerment. The child is now in custody of the child’s mother. But honestly, who takes their kid to an illegal sex meet up with a teenager? Your typical craigslist creeper, that’s who. Sadly this is not the first instance of one of these cretins bringing their kids with them to something like this, and until craigslist decides to start monitoring its ads for creeps like this it won’t be the last.

(Sources)
Union Leader
Vermont Standard

Facebook refuses to remove hoax picture accusing man of child abuse

Facebook refuses to remove hoax picture accusing man of child abuse

I originally posted about the Cody Wright child abuse accusation here, back in December of 2015. For the TL;DR version someone posted an uncensored version of the above picture on Facebook. I believe the picture to be a hoax because there has been no arrest, no criminal charges and no mentions in the media in over a year. Even though there is no factual evidence to support the accusations, the photo still gets spread around Facebook like it’s gospel. People who claim it’s true can’t even agree where it took place. Some say it’s New Hampshire, others say it’s Manchester in the UK, some say it’s Florida and one person has even claimed that it happened in Manchester, Indiana. This story has all the markings of being an urban legend, born out of a false accusation.

Right now, a new round of infecting the less intelligent among us on Facebook has occurred, and this time it’s been shared over 500,000 times. Since it’s going around again I thought not only would I remind the Facebook zombies that there is no proof that it’s true, I’m also going to share my story of trying to get the photo removed from Facebook. I mean, we hear all the time about how Facebook is trying to fight ‘fake news’, yet they’ll let a baseless and possibly libelous picture that has the potential to destroy an innocent man’s life spread like a disease on their network.

First off, let’s talk about the numbers. The post I attribute to the first main spread of this misinformation has been shared over 43,000 times since it first appeared in late 2015.

The second post that seems to have spurred the latest rash of postings was also posted in December of 2015, and since that time has been shared almost 600,000 times.

I thought to myself that this has to stop. Surely, this picture violates some part of Facebook’s terms of service. Well, according to Facebook, it doesn’t.

I reported the first post as harassment and this is the reply I received. I removed the names of the posters because I’m not an irrational douche, but I digress.

Then I reported the second posting as inciting violence, and this was the response I got from Facebook.

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So let me get this straight. Posting what basically amounts to a bounty poster and the picture of a severely injured child with no evidence to back up the accusations doesn’t violate ANY of your ‘Community Standards’, even though posts like this in the past have severely damaged innocent people’s lives? Yet God forbid you post a picture of a mother breastfeeding her baby and Facebook will bring the wrath of God down upon you.

If anyone is reading this, who has a decent heart, go to Facebook and search for ‘Cody Wright’ Manchester’ and you should be able to find the original posts. Please report them to Facebook. Maybe if enough people report it we can finally put these unfounded accusations to rest. Also, please consider sharing this story on Facebook. Maybe if this post can become as viral as the original picture we can get it taken down.

Lastly, to those of you who believe it’s true, show me proof. Not third-hand information you heard from the girl’s cousin’s brother’s roommate. I mean actual evidence, like an arrest report or news article. Until then, shut the fuck up, sit the fuck down, and move away from whatever device you’re using because you’re just making the rest of Facebook as dumb as you.

UPDATE 3/29/2017: I found another instance of the picture being shared. This time it had been shared over 100,000 times. I reported this one to Facebook as well and again I received the same answer.

Someone with more cache than I have needs to ask Facebook why this is considered acceptable by their ‘community standards’. If anyone reading this happens to be a reporter or journalist, could you please submit a media request to Facebook asking them why they think this is the best use for their platform?

Fort Wayne Snapchat Sleaze was also Kik Kreeper to 12-year-old NH girl

Fort Wayne Snapchat Sleaze was also Kik Kreper to 12-year-old NH girl

Joseph Coder

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.

Female Florida Kik kreeper molests girl she met through rapper’s Instagram

Female Florida Kik kreeper molests girl she met through rappers Instagram

Nicole Reeves

This story is so out there it makes my head hurt and I have to write it in simple sentences.

34-year-old Nicole Reeves, of Lake Worth, Florida, is a mother of two and a super-fan of the rapper Macklemore. You know, the Thrift Shop guy. Let’s not forget that fan is short for fanatic.

A 12-year-old girl from new Hampshire starts to follow Macklemore’s Instagram account. Ms. Reeves reportedly strikes up a friendship with this girl over their mutual admiration for the rapper. Ms. Reeves also allegedly claims that she is the leader of a Macklemore fan club. She isn’t.

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The girl, who is now 14, and her family had visited Reeves and her kids in Florida and Reeves had visited the girl and her family in New Hampshire.

Somewhere along the line in those 2 years Reeves allegedly used Kik to lure the girl into a ‘sexual relationship’. She allegedly told the girl that she loved her. The girl’s mom felt the two were being too close during Reeves’ visit and went through her daughter’s cell phone where she found the Kik messages.

I’m actually dumbfounded on this one. I have no clever quips or warnings for parents. I think that this offbeat story speaks well enough for itself.

Snapchat scum crossed country to ‘have sex’ with minor

Snapchat scum crossed country to 'have sex' with minor

Jonathan Christy

Before we get to the heart of the story, I have to go on another one of my rants about the term ‘having sex’ when it comes to minors who can not legally consent to sex. WMUR in New Hampshire used the headline ‘Police say California man met NH girl on Snapchat, arranged sexual encounter’, while Fox 25 in Boston used ‘Police: Man used Snapchat to have sexual relationship with 14-year-old’. This story is neither about an encounter nor a relationship, it’s about an alleged sexual predator who used deception in order to ‘have sex’ with a minor who could not legally consent to sex. When did we stop calling this rape, statutory or otherwise? But again, I digress.

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27-year-old Jonathan Christy, of Placentia, California, is said to have met a 14-year-old New Hampshire girl on Snapchat. He reportedly bought the girl a cellphone before he flew across the country to meet her in New Hampshire. He then picked her up from her middle school where he allegedly ‘had sex’ with her in his hotel room, or in more proper terms, where he allegedly raped her. He then left town shortly thereafter.

You can’t tell me that someone who bought a girl a cell phone that her parents wouldn’t know about, who also picked her up from middle school, then reportedly snuck out-of-town, was interested in a relationship? Hardly. In my opinion this guy is an alleged rapist and should be treated as such. We also need to stop tip-toeing around the term just because some people find it ‘unpleasant’.

Lastly to parents, you need to talk to your kids and let them know that any adult that is contacting them online that purports to understand them better, or says that they should be treated more like adults. is only after one thing, and it’s not a relationship.

NH suspect accused of raping four women, two from Backpage

James Banks

James Banks

22-year-old James Banks, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was recently indicted for allegedly not only raping a woman twice but trying to force her to prostitute herself for him. Banks was already being held on $150,000 cash only bail for the alleged rapes of three other women, two of whom he met through Backpage.

I constantly hear from the promoters of the consenting adults myth that sites like Backpage make sex workers safer. Since the beginning I have contended that it not true since using Backpage allows these women to be delivered into the hands of sexual predators. I doubt that Banks’ victims from Backpage felt very safe…

An affidavit by detective Kristyn Bernier alleges Banks met one of the victims, identified as “T,” through an ad she had on Backpage advertising massages. The woman, age 21, told police she was raped by Banks in his Richards Avenue apartment on Jan. 15, 2015, when he said he had a gun, that he had “killed somebody” and “tried to strangle” her.

A woman identified by Bernier as “F” reported that Banks answered an ad she had on Backpage and said she was also raped in his apartment, which was padlocked from the exterior. That woman, age 27, said her cellphone was taken from her so she couldn’t call for help and that she escaped by jumping out a third-story window.

No woman, no matter her profession, whether chosen or otherwise, deserves to be raped. However you can’t pretend that Backpage is some magic shield that will keep you safe from rapists or violent pimps. If anything it’s more of a shopping list for predators like this.

UPDATE 3/19/2016: After a mistrial Banks pleaded guilty to two felony counts of second-degree assault and one felony for unlawful restraint and was sentenced to one year behind bars. One of the victims allegedly lied on the stand.

Follow-up to the Cody Wright picture on Facebook

Facebook refuses to remove hoax picture accusing man of child abuse

In the days since my last post about the above picture making the rounds on Facebook I’ve had several people claiming to be family of the victim leaving comments claiming that this is not a hoax. I’m still not convinced it’s not a hoax considering that for one everyone claiming to be a family member is an extended family member. That’s the familial version of a friend of a friend. Secondly, simple questions about the matter go unanswered like what police department is currently searching for him. It’s obviously not the Manchester, New Hampshire, police since there’s no mention of Wright anywhere in their wanted list or on any of their social media.

Also the ‘family’ seemed to overlook my second statement about the matter that even if the abuse allegations are true, posting this picture could jeopardize the investigation and any possible prosecution. Especially considering some of the language being used in some of the Facebook posts related to the matter

Were you at asshole I’d like to do that to you your a candyass punk little bitch your going to love jail

Nigga I would kill you if that was my child she nor even mine and this shit got me wanting to see this njgga and fuck him up wih a crowbar facts how could u do this to that baby wtf she do to deserve to get beat up you are a scum to this earth I hope someone fucks you in your ass every night till u begging it to be over fuck face

Low life piece of shit!! Come to maine! I ‘ll show u ur punk ass wont survive in any hood…starting w those fingers of urs….run but u cant hide!

I’ll beat his ass if I saw him make him member that ass whooping then go turn us both in

And so on.

Not to mention that the earliest I could find that this was posted on Facebook so far is December 10th. So you’re going to tell me that thus guy has been on the run from police this long and there’s been absolutely no mention of these alleged crimes outside of Facebook?

The combined facts, or lack thereof, makes the whole situation highly suspect.

I’ll just leave this here for a lot of you…

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Stop sharing the Cody Wright picture on Facebook

UPDATE 3/27/2018: At the request of the victim’s mother, I have removed the victim’s picture.

3/2017: UPDATE: There’s still no evidence any of this happened, but I’ve posted a new entry about how Facebook refuses to remove the picture.

1/2017 UPDATE: Let me save you some time since this is making the rounds again on Facebook. There still have been no criminal charges filed. The police do not currently have any arrest warrants out. Just because your friend’s uncle’s cousin’s roommate said it was true doesn’t make it so. If a crime has been committed, by reposting this picture on Facebook you’re actually impeding the investigation. In short, stop being a dumbass.

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(Original post 12/30/2015)

So I regrettably open up Facebook this morning and I’m greeted with this photo posted by way too many people who should know better.

Facebook refuses to remove hoax picture accusing man of child abuse

I can almost guarantee that this is a hoax.

First off the earliest I found this posted to Facebook was December 18th. That’s over a week ago, I would imagine that in that time if these allegations were true someone would have notified the police about this. According to the Manchester Police Department’s website a Cody Wright is not currently on the run (pdf) nor is someone by that name in custody anywhere in the state of New Hampshire. There are currently no news articles in New Hampshire or anywhere else mentioning any crimes committed by a Cody Wright. Nothing about it anywhere of importance in the past 12 days except the cackling hen-house that is Facebook.

More than likely you’re spreading the photo of an innocent man. If you think there’s no harm in doing that I’ll remind you about Chad Michael Lesko who was accused of child rape on Facebook. That turned out to be false but not after he and his mother received thousands of death threats. It turned out that the post was started by a friend of a woman he broke up with. That could very well be the same situation with the alleged Mr. Wright.

Even if this story turns out to be true, which I almost guaran-damn-tee it isn’t, let the police do their job. By posting and reposting this meme saying that he should be found before the cops find him could potentially ruin any chance of prosecution.

I know too many of you believe Facebook is the truth and the way and the light but it wouldn’t kill you to get off of Zuckerberg’s teat every once in a while and think for your damn self.

UPDATE 1/9/2016: I was going through some Facebook posts about the situation to see if anything new has developed and lo and behold I found this. It seems that there may have been a response by the Manchester PD after all…

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The release from Manchester PD goes as follows…

**POLICE RESPONSE**

MPD RESPOND TO INJURED CHILD POST

To: Press

11 December 2015

A picture has surfaced on social media, specifically on Facebook of a child with injuries.

The Manchester Police Department is currently investigating as to whether or not there is a criminal aspect to the case.

We as an agency would not and did not submit or post these photographs. Furthermore, the investigation remains in its infantile stage and no one is wanted at this time.

So this response was made a day after the original picture went up yet that still didn’t stop the yokels from organizing a Facebook lynch mob that is still reposting the picture as if it’s gospel.

UPDATE 1/25/2016: Once again the Manchester Emergency Alert Center has reached out to the Manchester, NH, police and this is how they responded.

We received a response from Juvenile Services stating that there is an investigation but as stated earlier, no active warrants have been issued. No new information is being released. They did praise MEAC for reaching out and for not promoting erroneous information being spread on social media. We would also like to thank those followers who did reach out to us for answers before jumping on the bandwagon. The MPD will do their job and if there is a crime, those responsible will be held accountable.

It can also be found at this link.

However I wanted to stress this point, “The MPD will do their job and if there is a crime, those responsible will be held accountable.”

So again, if a crime has been committed let the police handle it.

Literal basement dweller charged with making child porn on Omegle

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I’ve talked about Omegle a lot in the past. For those of you who may not know it is a website that allows anyone with a webcam or smart phone camera to chat with random strangers. Omegle’s terms of service state that you have to be 13 to use the site but there is no real way to keep out anyone who may be younger. Also as I’ve mentioned before Omegle is one of the most popular subjects on this site since so many people are Googling the phrase “Will I be arrested from Omegle?” in order to reach the site. That leads me to believe that there’s not enough investigations being done by law enforcement agencies into Omegle predators. Not a day goes by where Omegle isn’t one of the top search terms for this site. However that doesn’t mean that people on Omegle aren’t being arrested for illicit behavior.

Police in Salem, New Hampshire recently arrested 33-year-old Brian Powell for allegedly using Omegle to produce child porn. Police say that while living in his mother’s basement Powell would get on Omegle and get underage girls to take their clothes off. Underage is an understatement as some of his victims are believed to be as young as 8 and 9-years-old. No 8 or 9-year-old child needs to be on Omegle as even their slogan of “talk to strangers” should indicate it’s not really a place for children.

Brian Powell

Brian Powell

Again as is the case with a lot of these apps or websites all you need us a device and a wifi connection to get on. There is no official app for Omegle but it does have a very responsive mobile version of its site that will allow you to use your smart phone camera on it through the web browser. Here is a great article on how to block certain sites on most devices.

As with any app or website they’re not going to take any measures to effectively protect your kids. As a parent you are the only real line of defense between online predators and your kids. Allowing them to have unfettered access to internet enabled cameras is akin to leaving their bedroom windows open for predators.

UPDATE 9/6/2016: Powell pleaded guilty to child porn charges back in May, and prosecutors are looking for a 25 year sentence. Sentencing is scheduled for 9/16.

UPDATE 11/1/2016: Powell is looking to withdraw his guilty plea, hire a new attorney and go to trial.

UPDATE 6/30/2017: Powell was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.

Diaper wearing craigslist pervert busted again

Eric Carrier

Eric Carrier

NH man accused of using Craigslist to entice adult caregiver:

I’m sure a lot of you recently heard the story about 24-year-old Eric Carrier of Hampton, New Hampshire. He was recently arrested on indecent exposure charges for pretending to be a brain injured man who couldn’t dress himself. He allegedly placed an ad on craigslist looking for a home healthcare worker to assist him when all he really wanted is someone to flash his junk at.

Not only is this not the first time that Carrier has been arrested for this he’s not even the first guy to be arrested for the old ‘change my adult diaper’ trick.

As I said in my last post about Carrier you may think he’s just a harmless freak but if you have to trick someone into helping you with your sexual fetish you’re not that far away from throwing victims into your windowless van. Does anyone really expect anything different from the unmoderated craigslist?