As I’ve said before, the old rules to making these transactions don’t apply anymore as Zack was shot in broad daylight in public. If you insist on using any of these classifieds sites or apps, please meet the other person involved at a police station. Most police stations now have areas set up specifically for these transactions.
Back in the days of MySpace hysteria, the state of North Carolina made it illegal for any registered sex offender to be on social media. They were required to turn over their e-mail addresses and any social media accounts they had. It’s not like sex offenders are known liars and can create any number of alternate accounts, but I digress.
The Supreme Court has overturned that law stating that banning sex offenders from social media is a violation of their first amendment rights. You may be surprised to know, I’m not too broken up about this ruling. When this law was first enacted I was living in North Carolina. It was pushed for hard by then state Attorney General Roy Cooper. At that time I called it nothing more than ‘feel good’ legislation designed to garner reelection for Cooper by pandering to the soccer mom crowd. Considering that Cooper is now the Governor of NC, he’s got pandering down to an art form. I also referred to it as ‘The Dumbfish Law’ because I thought at the time only a ‘dumb fish’ would jump into the figurative boat helmed by Cooper, and not surprisingly some did. This legislation also didn’t address all the predators not on the sex offender registry nor did it prevent RSOs from creating dummy accounts.
The other thing I didn’t like about this legislation is the Government of North Carolina was basically absolving parents from doing their jobs of protecting their own children from online predators. It’s not the government’s job to raise your kids.
What I am curious to know is, what’s going to happen to all the sex offenders that were sent back to prison after violating this now unconstitutional law? I see a lot of lawsuits in the Tar Heel State’s future.
At a prep school in Charlotte, North Carolina, two idiot teens posted a picture to the photo sharing app Instagram that said “(School name) gon have a school shooter one day.” Other than that, there was really nothing threatening about the picture. It was just two kids standing there in what appears to be a parking lot. Neither kid looked all that threatening.
Of course since personal responsibility died some time ago, some of the parents of the suspended students are up in arms.
“None of us are happy with the decision,” said the parent. “We feel like this is going to follow our kids.”
She claims the school said that the suspension for endorsing the threat will stay on her daughters’ record until she graduates.
“Twenty plus students could’ve learned a lesson today, not necessarily been sent out of school for three days”.
There’s another lesson that could have been taught from this incident, the lesson that actions have consequences, even on trivial social media posts. Your kid probably wasn’t getting into Harvard anyway.
I really wanted to find a mugshot of this creep, but I couldn’t find one with 100% certainty that it was him, but I digress.
44-year-old Isaac Kemp of Draper, Utah, has been charged with 65 felonies in the state of Utah concerning the solicitation of two underage girls from Nebraska and North Carolina, but that description barely scratches the surface.
Kemp is also accused of allegedly raping an underage girl from Nebraska after posing as a 16-year-old boy on Kik. After collecting several explicit pictures and videos of the girl he then reportedly told her that his ‘uncle’ would be coming to visit her and that she would have to have sex with him in order to get her ‘experienced’. Police say that he raped the girl in a Nebraska hotel room and gave her morning after pills. Kemp was originally charged with $1 million bail in Nebraska, but it was lowered and he was then able to post bail.
In the North Carolina case, Kemp was allegedly exchanging explicit pictures with a 12-year-old girl on Kik. So far no charges have been filed in North Carolina.
Kemp was said to have been very particular with his electronics when it came to other members of his family…
“In an interview with Kemp’s wife, she said she suspected that something was going on with Kemp, as far back as several years. She said Kemp disappears frequently to the bathroom while at home for long periods of time, and he takes his phone with him,” the charges state. “Kemp’s wife said that Kemp is very private with his cellphone and that no one is allowed to look at it and no one other than Kemp knows the pass code.”
This reminds me of a time where a former co-worker came to me and asked me advice about their friend’s peculiar behavior about their computer. This was in a day before smart phones were the norm. She said that her friend would never let his wife or kids use the computer, and it was always password protected. I said he’s either having an affair or he’s into child porn. Sadly, it was the latter, and the guy ended up going away for a long time leaving his wife and kids to fend for themselves.
As you should know by now, Kik is teeming with sex offenders and pedophiles, and as shown here they will go to preposterous extremes in order to violate your children. They will traverse great distances, spend extravagant amounts of money, and make up the most cockamamie stories just to get what they want from children. If you’re not watching your kids’ online habits, they are.
30-year-old Tyler Simkus Smither stands accused of allegedly using the cam chat site Omegle in order to obtain explicit pictures of an 11-year-old boy that he met through the website. Smither is said to be a youth minister at a church in New Hanover County, while the victim lives in Florida. After the two met on Omegle they eventually took their conversations to other platforms like Skype and text messaging. The victim’s mother was contacted by her cell phone carrier as they told her that her son was receiving texts from a new number. This led her to find explicit photos of both her son and Smither on her son’s cell phone.
I commend the victim’s mother for having the option on her son’s cell phone to be notified of strangers contacting her son. However, Omegle is a very old school site that can escape the notice of parents. It’s not an app so parents can’t look for that on a phone. It’s just a website that connects two strangers that happen to be on a camera enabled device. All you need to connect on Omegle is a device with a camera and an internet connection. It could either be a data connection on a cellphone or through an internet or wifi connection. While Omegle does make the occasional report of improper behavior with kids to the NCMEC they don’t do a whole lot to discourage this behavior outside of posting a warning that predators use their site. If websites had parents they would be so proud of them. I think it goes without saying that Omegle is no website for an 11-year-old boy.
The warrants revealed that Erica’s body was allegedly disposed of by the Parsonses on December, 11, 2011. The warrants also revealed the ungodly amount of abuse that the Parsonses allegedly inflicted on her.
This treatment included “locking the girl in a closet, beating her with a belt buckle, bending her fingers back and choking her,” the warrant said. That confirmed what the Parsonses’ son Jamie had testified to during their fraud trial — that he had witnessed his parents abuse Erica and that the couple encouraged him and his younger siblings to abuse her.
The fraud trial that the above quote is referring to, is from when the Parsonses were convicted of fraud for collecting Erica’s government benefits after her disappearance.
According to his testimony, Casey would often break Erica’s fingers by bending them backwards. She would then make her own cast for Erica’s fingers and would not take her for medical assistance.
Jamie testified that Sandy would often get mad and punch Erica with his fist in the back and the top of her head.
Erica was forced to live in a closet with the clothes, Jamie testified, and was often locked in the closet for hours at a time. There was no bed in the closet and she was forced to sleep on the floor.
She was not given access to a bathroom, he said in court, and when Casey found out that Erica had relieved herself she would be beaten, Jamie said. He also said food was often withheld from Erica and she was forced to eat dog food out of a can.
Jamie Parsons said it was his mother, Casey Parsons, who ran the house and was behind most of the abuse that everyone else was afraid to confront.
“They beat her with a belt buckle, that’s why Erica was bald on the top of her head, is because momma would always, or Casey, excuse me, Casey, would always beat her on the top of her head with the belt buckle,” he said.
“If you ask me what I think of him now, it’s not appropriate to hate people – I know that. It’s not appropriate to not be able to pray [for] people, and believe you me I know that one too. I don’t care. I despise every breath they’re still allowed to take,” Carolyn Parsons said.
Carolyn Parsons said after Erica was reported missing in 2013, she tried to meet with Casey and Sandy.
“I gave them ample opportunities,” she said. “See me. If you don’t want to tell the Sheriff’s Department I don’t care. If you don’t want to tell the FBI I don’t care. Tell me where she is. Tell me what you did. They never had the guts to face me and I still don’t think that they do.”
Casey and Sandy Parsons have yet to be charged in Erica’s death, but both are currently in prison, serving time for fraud.
I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been dealing with a minor health issue that’s prevented me from posting, but I’m much better now.
This past week the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference on the discovery of Erica Parsons’ remains. The Sheriff stated that it appeared that Erica had been long dead prior to her being reported missing. It was also revealed that it was Erica’s adoptive father, Sandy Parsons, who led investigators to the burial site. Let’s focus on that for just a moment. Since the time that Erica was first reported missing in 2013, she was already gone for two years. In all that time, Casey Parsons was trying to portray that somehow she and her husband were the victims, not that they were fooling anybody. All this chicanery just so they could collect a few bucks a month from the government in the form of Erica’s benefits. All the while, Erica was already dead in an unmarked grave while people who still cared about her looked for her. Sandy Parsons is also believed to have bragged in prison that they would never find Erica without him. Most reports say that Sandy Parsons was allegedly trying to work out a deal with prosecutors. If any deal has been made, I hope it only goes as far as sparing him from the death penalty. However, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has said there is no deal in place.
So far, no cause of death has been released and the Parsonses have not yet been charged in Erica’s death.
The Charlotte Observer is reporting that the skeletal remains of Erica Parsons have been found. Erica went missing in 2011 from her home in Salisbury, North Carolina, but wasn’t reported missing for two more years. Her adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, have claimed that Erica went to live with her biological grandmother in Asheville, North Carolina. They were convicted of fraud and are currently in prison. Casey Parsons always maintained that Erica was alive even once saying that she would travel to New Orleans to find her. At the time I sarcastically asked if she would be traveling with OJ Simpson on his trek to find the ‘real killer’.
Erica’s remains were found in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, not too far from where Sandy Parsons’ mother lived. It’s rumored that Sandy Parsons had been talking to authorities while in prison but its unknown if he told them the location of Erica’s body. When the Parsonses were sent to prison after their fraud convictions I wondered how long it would take for one of them to turn on the other. No cause of death has been discussed, but authorities will be holding a press conference next week, although it’s doubtful they’ll have that information at that time.
My prayers and condolences go out to the true friends and family of Erica.
Yesterday, the FBI offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the location of Erica Parsons. If you’ll recall, Erica went missing in 2011 from her home in Salisbury, North Carolina, but wasn’t reported missing for two more years. Her adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, have claimed that Erica went to live with her biological grandmother in Asheville, North Carolina, but no one can prove that the woman, allegedly Irene ‘Nan’ Goodman, actually exists. The Parsonses also continued to collect the government benefits for Erica while she was missing. They were convicted of fraud and are currently serving out their sentences.
22-year-old Steven Robertson of Camp Lejeune was arrested by police in Jacksonville, North Carolina, for allegedly soliciting sex from a 13-year-old girl on Kik and sending the girl a picture of his junk.