There’s not a lot of detail on this story, but federal authorities say that Shane Michael Aurand was working as a babysitter in Buffalo, New York, when he allegedly shared child porn with an undercover agent on the mobile messaging app Kik. To answer your next question, sadly, it is believed that Aurand produced the child porn using a child he was babysitting. He also allegedly said that he would send the agent more child porn if he received some in return. Not to get off topic, but he sounds like the kind of babysitter someone would hire off of craigslist, but I digress.
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.
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.
The NYPD are looking for a man who they believe raped a 21-year-old woman in the Bronx. The victim says that she responded to a modeling ad on craigslist. After going to meet the man at the Paradise Motor Inn on Boston Rd., the victim tried to leave before the suspect raped her.
Police on Thursday released photos and videos of the suspect, and are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
What I refer to as the modeling scam is one of the more preferred tricks in the online sexual predator’s arsenal. Mostly, I’ve posted about how it’s used to target underage girls, but it’s not unheard of being used to target adults. Again, if you have such aspirations you probably should avoid craigslist since anybody can say that they’re a modeling agent considering that the ads are free.
Officials say the woman wrote: “just $300 and u do what u want to me,” to which Caryl replied, “do you have a young girl who could join I’ll pay more…you into young girls?”
The woman responded, “as long as they r 18 and older.”
The defendant responded “Ya I meant younger I’ll pay 6000.”
The woman replied, “I can’t put things in her mouth she gets sick she’s disabled.”
Let’s stop right there for just a moment. While the instigator’s behavior is reprehensible, the mother’s response seems to indicate that she is actually entertaining the thought of allowing her one-year-old disabled daughter to be violated for money. Let that sink in for a moment while the conversation continues.
The defendant went on to say, “show me your daughter.”
The woman then allegedly sent a picture to the defendant.
Caryl continued to press the woman to send naked pictures of her 1-year-old daughter.
What makes this even worse is that Caryl wasn’t even turned in by the woman. He was turned in by someone who worked at MeetMe who contacted the NCMEC who in turn contacted the FBI. So at least MeetMe is reporting some of the
Now if the charges are true then Caryl definitely deserves everything he’s got coming to him, but why have there been no reports of the girl’s mother being arrested. While not even the DOJ’s press release mentions if the picture he received of the girl was explicit, he was arrested on charges of receipt of child porn. If there has been arrest for the distribution of that child porn I’ve been unable to find it.
You know, I remember when MeetMe was known as MyYearbook, and was then touted as a safe social network for high school students. Now, it’s just a low rent mish-mash of MySpace and Snapchat with all the sexual subtlety of Tinder. While it’s nowhere near the level of Kik, MeetMe has its own long history of predators and sex offenders.
In a case that is reminiscent of the trial of Dylan Lentini, 19-year-old Kyle Box, of West Carthage, New York, is on trial for the brutal stabbing murder of 62-year-old Randy Bent. Box is said to have met Bent in March of 2015 through craigslist after Box had posted an ad where he allegedly said “I’ll give you a good time you won’t forget.”
This isn’t the first craigslist murder I didn’t hear about it when it first took place.I doubt it will be the last either. How sad is it that craigslist murders have become so commonplace that they hardly register anymore on the media radar? That should tell you something about the chances you take when you use craigslist, especially if you’re just looking for a hook up. I don’t care if you’re straight, gay or your somewhere else on the gender scale, if you use craigslist to look for a one night stand you are taking your life into your own hands.
This past Tuesday, a now 20-year-old Dylan Lentini was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the stabbing murder of his craigslist roommate, Michael Wimbert of West Nyack, New York. Lentini argued that he killed Wimbert in self-defense as the much larger 68-year-old man was trying to rape him.
Lentini reportedly was causing disruptions in court earlier in the day proclaiming his innocence and interrupting proceedings. Court was in recess for two hours before the judge rendered the sentence. Several people had sent letters and testimony to the court claiming that Wimbert was sexually inappropriate with many other people however, the judge felt the fact that Lentini did not meet the self-defense criteria since he stabbed Wimbert 30 times. Lentini’s own sister even told local New York news that he was manipulative and capable of violence.
It seems that in this instance that no one is a good guy and there is no happy ending.
Personally, I have my own doubts about this story. While Wimbert’s craigslist ad makes it appear he was looking for a ‘roommate with benefits’, which has lead to sexual assaults in the past, the number of times Lentini stabbed Wimbert makes me have doubts about the self-defense claim. Unfortunately, there’s not always a clear-cut ending.
Lentini is looking at a term of 25 to life when he is scheduled to be sentenced on November 29th.
You can see my first post on Veron Primus here. He’s been the main person of interest in the 2006 murder of 16-year-old Chanel Petro-Nixon. Primus had recently been arrested on murder and kidnapping charges in the island country of St. Vincent. Investigators in Brooklyn say thanks to that arrest they were able to obtain evidence that allegedly connects Primus to Chanel’s murder. Authorities in Brooklyn are not saying at this time what the evidence is but that they are looking for even more evidence.
There has been some question as to whether or not Dylan Lentini killed 66-year-old Michael Wimbert of West Nyack, New York, in self-defense or cold blood. A 19-year-old Lentini started rooming with the elder Wimbert after responding to the older man’s ad for a roommate on craigslist. Lentini claims that he stabbed Wimbert almost 30 times in self-defense after Wimbert sexually assaulted him. If this was the ad that Wimbert placed that does not sound too farfetched. Lentini has also has several vocal supporters who claim that he is innocent, however his own sister is not one of them.
Lentini’s half-sister, 21-year-old Ashara Smith, believes in her heart that Lentini is guilty. She claims that Lentini is indeed capable of this level of violence and that he was playing Michael Wimbert. She believes that Lentini was manipulative and heavy drug user who is said to have allegedly killed two kittens. She also claims to be in fear for her life if he were to ever get out of jail.
Do I believe that she’s telling the truth? That remains to be seen. I have seen people tell more malicious lies to suit their own needs but her account of events should not be dismissed just yet, at least not without a reason for why she might lie.
In the wake of Dionne Younce we have another female school employee getting into the Snapchat game. This time it’s 38-year-old Sara McLaughlin, of Loudonville, New York, who is accused of allegedly sending a 16-year-old male student a nude pic of herself over the pic and video sharing app Snapchat. McLaughlin is the secretary at a private school in Albany. She is not believed to have had any kind of physical contact with the student.
One of Snapchat’s main features is supposed to be that the pictures are temporary and will delete themselves after a specified period of time. However, that never stops anyone from taking a screen capture and that’s supposedly what the 16-year-old recipient of the pic did. As we all know 16-year-old boys almost always brag to their friends.
Once again people are actually coming out in defense of this practice saying it’s not big deal for a grown woman to do this to a minor boy. However, if this was a case of a male teacher sending a dick pic to a minor female student they’d be setting up a gallows in the middle of town square. No matter the gender involved this is wrong on every level. Our children need to be less sexualized these days, not more.
If she is guilty the suspect should be repeatedly forced to watch those SPCA commercials with that singer. You know, whatshername. “In the arms of an angel.” That one.