Woman accused of livestreaming molestation of 4-year-old on Periscope

Woman accused of livestreaming molestation of 4-year-old on Periscope
India Kirksey

There’s not a ton of information on this, but 20-year-old India Kirksey of Cincinnati is accused of allegedly molesting a 4-year-old boy while livestreaming the act on Periscope. A number of media outlets say that Kirksey is a mother but no one is saying whether or not the victim is her child. Her family is saying that Kirksey has special needs, whether or not these needs mean that Kirksey is mentally incapable of telling the difference between right and wrong remains to be seen. The crime was reported by someone in Texas who had allegedly stumbled across the livestream.

While I’m not absolving Kirksey for her alleged actions, if I had to hazard a guess I would say there was someone on the other end of the livestream who probably encouraged Kirksey into her actions. Every time I’ve ever posted a story about a mother who molested one of their children, be it recorded or not, it was usually at the encouragement of a boyfriend. I’d be very surprised if we don’t hear news about a second arrest in this case.

I’ll post more details as they become available.

Ohio Kik Kreeper claims he’s been ‘playing’ with his child

Ohio Kik Kreeper claims he's been 'playing' with his child

30-year-old James Denney of Anderson Township, Ohio, has been arrested for allegedly trying to trade child porn on the mobile messaging app Kik. Denney was chatting on Kik with an undercover Homeland Security agent when he allegedly said the following…

In the Kik chat transcribed in the court documents, Denney said he’d been “playing” with his child for “a couple months” and that he was still “testing the waters.” He went on to say he didn’t want to “cause lasting issues or any major issues.”

Well, isn’t that benevolent of him?

Denny is also said to have sent a tor link to the DHS agent that was said to contain child porn.

No word on if Denney had any actual children or if he was just talking up a good game. I guess we’ll just have to wait to see if child molestation charges are forthcoming.

This is the part where I tell you that Kik is filled with sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn traders. If I were you, I wouldn’t even let any of your under age kids use Kik no matter how many of their friends may use it.

Cincy RSO charged with seeking 10 yo. virgin daughters on craigslist

Cincy RSO charged with posting ad on craigslist for 10 yo. virgin daughters
Kerry Murphy

45-year-old Kerry Murphy of Cincinnati, Ohio, isn’t the first registered sex offender to allegedly ask for child sex on craigslist, but he may be the most detailed.

“I’m looking for an open-minded parent who would be interested in bringing their daughter or daughters by for some passionate play. You cam just drop off and pick up later, stay there and wait while we play, come in the room and watch, or if a mom you can even join us in our play time. I’ms safe, sane, clean, ddf, discreet and respectful. Will respect any limits agreed upon ahead of time, like no bdsm or whatever.”

“You will be compensated for your time. Compensation will be dependent on several factors. Age, experience, time, limits and your involvement. A dad in a hurry, with a lot of limits wanting to watch, a 17yo daughter that’s been around the block a few times, lowest amount. A mom with all day, almost no limits, wanting to join, 10yo and 11yo virgin daughters would be the highest amount. Looking to set this up at a later time, so we have time to talk, set limits, discuss involvement, etc. Please change this subject line to your daughters age to weed out spam.”

As you can expect, the ad was responded to by undercover investigators. Murphy is a registered sex offender, reportedly by his own admission to police, for sexually abusing his 13-year-old stepdaughter.

With such a blatant ad, there’s hardly any room for doubt as to what Murphy was allegedly looking for. This was on craigslist with no moderation or any kind of flagging, with someone just bluntly asking to have sex with children. The two things that really disturb me about this story is that craigslist does nothing to remove these ads, and that people care so little that this goes on through craigslist is they continue to use it. Would you patronize a store that was known to sell child porn? So why do you continue to support the Sears catalog of sex offenders. (Kids, ask your grandparents what a Sears catalog is.)

My apologies to FOX19.com for my liberal interpretation of fair use.

Suspect indicted in Ohio MeetMe rape

Suspect indicted in Ohio MeetMe rape
Caylan Butcher

26-yer-old Caylan Butcher of Springfield, Ohio, was recently indicted for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman that he met through the dating and social site MeetMe.com. Butcher is said to have posed as someone else on the site and talked to the victim for a number of weeks before inviting her to his home. He then texted the victim saying that he wasn’t home but his ‘brother’ was, actually referring to himself. He is then accused of raping the woman.

Posing as their own brother or relative is a trick that’s mostly been used by online predators looking for underage girls. Usually, an online predator will pose as a younger child before befriending the victim and either asking them or extorting them into having sex with their ‘brother’. That makes me wonder if Butcher was looking for a younger victim.

Ohio man threatens to shoot underage Backpage girl if she tells

Ohio man threatens to shoot underage Backpage girl if she tells
Richard Purnell

You don’t normally hear about the johns that are busted using Backpage. More often than not it’s the pimps that you hear about but it seems that we have a special case in 55-year-old Richard Purnell of Parma, Ohio.

Purnell was arrested earlier this month for allegedly ‘patronizing’ a 14-year-old girl that was being trafficked on Backpage. Investigators say that they came across Purnell while investigating an alleged pimp, who was formerly featured on the site, by the name of Ronnie Pratt Jr.

Don’t think that this was a case of ‘I didn’t know she was underage’ either. Not only did Purnell allegedly send thousands of texts to a number of underage girls on Backpage, but he also is said to have threatened the girl by saying he would shoot her if anyone found out about them.

It’s not just the pimps that act violently towards the girls and women who are trafficked on Backpage. The johns can be just as, if not more, violent than the pimps. While Purnell is looking at a decade or more behind bars, we need more sentences and penalties like this for johns. Cut off the demand and there’s no need for a supply. Make the risk much greater than the reward. Not sending slime like this to jail is only fighting half of the problem. It’s like locking your back door while leaving the front door wide open.

Pair accused of livestreaming rape of teen on Periscope

Gates and Lonina
Gates and Lonina

A lot has been made in the news today about a story out of Ohio where a woman has been indicted for livestreaming the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend on the mobile livestreaming app Periscope. 18-year-old Marina Alexeevna Lonina is accused of broadcasting the alleged rape of her female friend by 29-year-old Raymond Boyd Gates. A lot should be made of the story as it shows just how little we care for the lives of others in our society as we take joy in transmitting the brutal violation of a young girl. However while the media seems to be focused on Lonina let’s not lose sight of the fact that Boyd is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl. He is equally if not more culpable then his cohort.

Unfortunately this is not the first online broadcast of a sexual assault. Back before livestreaming apps there was a website called Stickam. It allowed users to host a chat room while livestreaming from their webcams. It had a private room feature that allowed just about anything to be broadcast without moderation. In 2009 Johnathon Richard Hock of Surprise, Arizona, was arrested for broadcasting the sexual assault of a female friend on Stickam. Instead of coming to the defense of the victim many members of the Stickam community took up the defense of Hock instead. Hock was eventually sentenced to a paltry 2 1/2 years behind bars and Stickam has since closed its doors. The only difference between now and then is that now the cameras are smaller, more portable and more ubiquitous. I’m personally surprised this hasn’t happened more often. At least in Periscope’s defense it does have a policy against streaming explicit content.

But getting back to my original point while we’re being outraged at Lonina for broadcasting the rape let’s not allow the actions of the actual rapist be lost in the noise.

UPDATE 4/15/2016: The pair have pleaded not guilty however this is how shallow we’ve become as a society…

In court Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said Lonina told police she was Periscoping the alleged incident to keep her friend from being assaulted, but got caught up by all the likes the she was getting. He says at one point she even asked her followers “What should I do now?”

If you have to ask what should you do while your friend is being raped then you need to be removed from society and anybody who ‘liked’ this on Periscope should join her.

UPDATE 10/26/2016: Two weeks ago, Gates was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to rape. Lonina is scheduled to appear in court in mid-December.

UPDATE 2/14/2017: Lonina was sentenced yesterday to nine months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of obstructing justice.

Kik kreeper held 15-year-old girl captive for weeks

Christopher David Schroeder
Christopher David Schroeder

If you want the nightmare story to show your kids so they’ll act safer online then this is it.

41-year-old Christopher David Schroeder, of Marthasville, Missouri, is accused of allegedly meeting a 15-year-old Ohio girl on Kik and keeping her captive for weeks on end in his home.

Schroeder is said to have used an old predator trick to gain his victim’s confidence…

She told Schroeder that she was unhappy at home, and he told her he would pick her up and help her. She had told him she was only 15 in one of their Kik chats.

Of course what 41-year-old man would offer help like this to an underage girl if there wasn’t some kind of ulterior motive involved. Things were not as rosy as I’m sure the victim imagined…

On Nov. 8, Schroeder drove to Ohio and picked her up near her home. Once she was in his vehicle, he made her remove the SIM card from her cellular telephone and broke the SIM card into pieces.

He told her not to reveal her real name to anyone and that she needed to change her appearance by cutting and/or coloring her hair.

He also told her she needed to lose weight. Schroeder then smashed her cell phone and tossed it into the river

Investigators say that Schroeder raped the girl multiple times and had quite the set up in his bedroom…

Authorities also obtained search warrants for the home and, during the search, video cameras, a DVR and other items were recovered. Two cameras were located in Schroeder’s bedroom with the focus point being the bed.

He even tried claiming that he thought the girl was 18 like that would magically make everything better.

So when your kids get mad at you for checking out their Kik account you can show them this story. Tell them that it’s not that you don’t trust them but you don’t trust the monsters that are lurking on Kik. In case I may have forgotten to mention it lately Kik is rife with pedophiles and sex offenders.

UPDATE 1/6/2016: Schroeder’s victim and her family are set to appear on the Dr. Phil Show tomorrow to tell her ordeal. From the video I’ve seen she’ll be keeping her identity hidden.

Normally I don’t care for Dr. Phil since I consider him to be just another TV charlatan however he is watched by a very large amount of people and at least this will help get the word out about how dangerous Kik can be.

Lovely college girl with a thing for older men was a 14-year-old girl on Backpage

Ronnie Pratt Jr.
Ronnie Pratt Jr.

Just because Backpage has been dealt a serious financial blow doesn’t mean they’re down for the count just yet. They’re still collecting money for the children being sold into sexual slavery on their site.

In Cleveland, 22-year-old Ronnie Pratt Jr. was arrested for allegedly turning out a 14-year-old girl on Backpage for the purposes of prostitution. When interviewed by the FBI the victim said that she had been working for Pratt since she was 13. Pratt allegedly advertised her on Backpage as “lovely college girl” who has a “thing for older men.” Federal investigators saw the ad and though the girl looked a little young. Apparently they were right.

While Backpage may not be allowed to accept credit card payments anymore they are still accepting cash, check, money order and bitcoin so we can’t relax just yet. We can’t rest until Backpage is no longer making any kind of money off the women and children who being trafficked on their site.

UPDATE 10/1/2016: Pratt was convicted back in June and was recently sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

Facebook fiend raped 14-year-old for months

The many mugshots and hairstyles of  Cody Lee Jackson
The many mugshots and hairstyles of Cody Lee Jackson

While already under electronic monitoring for a previous abduction case, 20-year-old Cody Lee Jackson, of Norwood, Ohio, was recently arrested for allegedly raping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl over four months while keeping her against her will. While under house arrest during the initial abduction investigation Jackson allegedly took it upon himself to have a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook to come to his house.

From WTSP

Authorities gave this account of what happened next:

He asked to meet her and arranged to have a taxi pick her up.

He arranged for taxi trips almost every other day for three weeks because the monitoring didn’t allow him to leave his home. He had sex with the teen during each visit.

He took control of the girl’s social media and email and bought her a phone to use. He also created rules for her to follow.

In March, the teen visited and wasn’t allowed to leave.

That’s not all. From Deseret News

He reportedly disallowed the girl from leaving the apartment unless she was with him or had his permission. Jackson also forbade the girl from using the restroom, showering, eating or contacting her family without his permission, according to his charges.

The girl was also reportedly told not to refuse sex with Jackson, make eye contact with or talk to other men, sing or hum songs sung by men, sleep while Jackson was awake or look outside any windows or doors. Jackson allegedly required the girl to bathe him as well.

Jackson abused the victim verbally and physically when she didn’t follow those rules and had sex with her almost every day despite her many objections, court records say. The abuse reportedly lessened but didn’t stop after he found out she was pregnant with his child.

Investigators say that Jackson brought in a 20-year-old woman to keep an eye on the girl for him when he was outside of the home. When is electric monitoring was removed Jackson fled the state before being arrested in Utah. The woman and the girl escaped a day after he left to make sure he wasn’t returning.

I know you’re asking, as am I, why was the girl allowed to be gone from the home for so long without being reported missing. As of right now that information has not been reported so please hold off on commenting about that for now. However I do have to ask why this was allowed to happen while he was under house arrest? Was the home not being routinely visited to make sure he was abiding my the terms of his monitoring? I’m sure at least one of those terms was to not keep 14-year-old girls hostage while raping them. Between this assclown and the serial Facebook stalker it appears that Ohio is turning into what Connecticut used to be for MySpace.

Parents, talk to your kids about predators like this. Tell them that if any ‘man’ wants them to come over it’s never for anything good.

B*tch, I got ur address

Bryan Harris
Bryan Harris

27-year-old Bryan Harris, of Blue Ash, Ohio, isn’t your typical Facebook creeper. While it is alleged that he solicited underage girls for sex and explicit photos he took it up a few scary levels. Rather than tell you myself I think the three local media outlets did a fine job of describing just how scary this guy is.

From Cincinnati.com

Online conversations the FBI recovered indicate the suspect threatened to call the police and tell them the girl was suicidal in order to convince her to meet with him.

The transcripts of the Facebook conversations show the suspect using profanities and calling the girls “fat” and “lazy” and “fake.”

“I couldn’t cheer a game in high school because he drove an hour to stalk me,” one reply said.

She told the FBI he has come to her place of employment twice uninvited.

From WCPO

“lol I have your full name and location goodbye,” one message states.

Using the second account, Harris allegedly sent the girl a screenshot showing directions from his home to hers as the conversation proceeded past 1:30 a.m.

“B—- I got ur address,” one message states in a series pressuring the girl to invite him over.

Investigators wrote about a number of similar conversations held between Harris’ accounts and underage girls, calling one teen a “f—— c—.”

Investigators say that Harris used the aliases of B-Ryan Italians, Bryan Blue, and Bryan Delfavro to target his victims. To make matters worse Harris is said to have admitted ‘having sex’ with 17 victims under the age of 18 which makes me wonder how many times were done under coercion.

Harris claims that he sent the messages to his victims’ because he was ‘lonely and has conversations with women for attention’. There’s a big difference between attention and stalking. Hell, this is worse than stalking. This assclown is like the super villain of stalking.

This article from WLWT has some great tips for parents….

“We used to have to just worry about laptops and PCs and things like that. Now we’re seeing more of the issues with iPads, cell phones. android phones, iPhones and things of that nature. What a lot of parents don’t know is that there are still a lot of parental software apps for these devices,” Mason Police detective Jeff Wyss said.

The article also states that the Ohio based Beech Acres Parenting Center is hosting a digital safety workshop November 10th for area for parents.

“We want parents to be educated about social media, which is an ever changing thing. It’s not easy to keep up with so we’d like to give parents resources of how to stay on top of how things are going. What’s going on out there? What are kids using and not using?” Jill Huynh, of Beech Acres, said.

If you’re a parent living in the area and your tech skills may be lacking when it comes to social media you may want to check out the workshop. Or you can wait until it’s too late and someone like this has already approached one of your ids online. It’s your call.

UPDATE 10/14/2015: The FBI has opened a hotline for anyone who else who may have been one of Harris’ victim…

Any individuals who believe they may also be a victim in this case are encouraged to call the FBI victim information line at 513-979-8882, where they will be connected with a member of the FBI Cincinnati Child Exploitation Task Force.

Also Harris has pleaded not guilty.