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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.

Married Kik Kreeper used modeling scam to solicit pics from girls as young as 12

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I’ve posted about the modeling scam many times before. Basically how it works is an online predator will pose as someone in charge of a modeling agency and will solicit underage girls for explicit photos or even try to get the girls to travel them for either molestation or child prostitution. I’ve posted about the scam being used on MySpace, Facebook, and craigslist so it should come as no surprise it’s showing up on Kik.

An unnamed man from Tallmadge, Ohio, is being investigated after his wife allegedly found a secret cell phone he was using to solicit underage girls on Kik, one may have even been as young as 12. He would allegedly tell the girls that he would need the photos in order to see if he would take them on as clients.

Normally this is where I would tell parents to make sure they know which apps their kids are using and who their friends on those apps are. However this time I’m going to add that maybe you should talk to your daughters, and sons if they’re aspiring models, that authentic modeling agencies probably wouldn’t circumvent parents in searching for talent and they definitely wouldn’t use Kik. You may also want to remind them that not everyone can make it into modeling and that it’s one of those ‘win the lottery type odds’ kind of careers.

UPDATE 7/27/2015: The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Justin Snyder.

Justin Snyder

Justin Snyder

UPDATE 1/9/2016: Previously Snyder pleaded guilty to child porn charges and this past Thursday he was sentenced to six years behind bars.

Accomplice of Ohio Craigslist killer has life sentence upheld

Brogan Rafferty

Brogan Rafferty

Brogan Rafferty was 16 when he helped Richard Beasley commit the murders of three men in Ohio back in 2011. Beasely lured his victims to Ohio by using a craigslist ad promising employment on a ranch. Instead Beasley would shoot them and try to steal their identities in order to evade the drug and human trafficking charges he was facing. His victims were Ralph Geiger, David Pauley, and Timothy Kern. Beasley tried killing a fourth victim wo was able to escape which eventually led to the pair’s capture.

Rafferty’s involvement consisted of digging the shallow graves for the victims, driving Beasley around and splitting the take with Beasley. He was tried as an adult and prosecutors alleged that Rafferty was well aware of what crimes he and Beasley were committing. A judge and jury agreed as he was convicted on aggravated murder charges and sentenced to life without parole in 2012.

Recently Rafferty had his sentence upheld by the 9th District Court of Appeals. He tried arguing that his confession to police was coerced as he unsuccessfully did prior to his trial. He also tried arguing that juveniles are not eligible for LWOP sentences which if memory serves me correct juveniles are only ineligible for mandatory life sentences. Rafferty’s sentence was not a mandatory sentence. I’m surprised they didn’t argue that the teenage brain is not fully functioned and can’t grasp simple concepts like life and death. That’s been a favorite of those convicted of murder as a juvenile.

Rafferty’s next stop will more than likely be the Ohio Supreme Court.

Ohio man uses Kik to trade child porn of his own kids

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Previously I’ve posted about how both pedophiles and sex offenders say that the messaging app Kik is one of the big weapons in their child luring arsenal. It appears to be popular with child pornographers too,

In Springfield Township, Ohio, an unnamed man has been arrested for allegedly using Kik to share child porn of his own teenage children.

The article states that he sent the pictures to both adults and minors so it makes me wonder if he was using his own kids to find other victims.

Now I’m not saying that Kik should be driven out of business or anything like that. Kik is just a tool but it’s the way that others use that too that you should be aware of in order to better protect your kids.

Ohio Breeder headbutts infant son

William Bently

William Bently

22-year-old William Bentley of Madison Township, Ohio, has been arrested for allegedly headbutting his 7-week-old infant son, repeatedly. Why? The usual I’m afraid. His son would not stop crying.

Think about that for a moment. Think about that level of violence. His rage was so much over his own son’s crying that he repeatedly slammed his own skull into the face of a helpless infant.

The infant has survived and is expected to recover but does have extensive facial injuries.

Bentley lived in a trailer park. I’ve poked fun at people who live in trailer park’s on this site but it seems that it is unwarranted as his neighbors were not only outraged over what had happened they know better than he did.

“It makes me so mad. I’m shaking. I’m shaking really bad,” Kristen Stevens said. “I don’t know what would bring someone to do that to a small child. If it’s crying, you coddle it. You try and sooth it. You don’t hurt it.”

“That’s what all kids do at that age, you know, they go to the bathroom, they eat, they cry. They want attention,” Raymond Willis said. “Anytime we hear about anything like that happening, especially to a 7-week-old, I mean, that guy should be put in jail for quite a while.”

“If you’re going to have kids, you need to treat them with respect. If you’re going to lie down and have kids, you need to make sure you take care of them,” Nicki Patterson said.

So why didn’t this troglodyte get it and what can we do as a society to see that behavior like this doesn’t continue?

Thanks to Paul for the tip.

Craigslist killing of WV teen

Ernest M. Roach

Ernest M. Roach

36-year-old Ernest M. Roach of Racine, Ohio was recently charged with the murder of 16-year-old Ericka Brown of Cross Lanes, West Virginia. The pair had allegedly met on craigslist for sex but unlike a lot of stories I’ve posted in the past in this case the victim is said to have posted the ad.

On Aug. 3, Brown allegedly posted to the site the ad “seeking men – w4m I’m looking for $$ ill (sic) do anything for it, I am a girl,” along with a telephone number.

Roach allegedly paid his victim twice for sex.

Ericka Brown’s body was found on the banks of the Ohio River wrapped in plastic and attached to a cinder block.

I have not yet seen a motive mentioned yet for the murder. I wonder if he was unaware of her true age and then freaked out when he found out she was 16. 16 may be the age of consent in both Ohio and West Virginia but once money changes hands it becomes child prostitution. Not to mention that Roach allegedly took her across state lines into Ohio.

Lastly I can’t stress this point enough, parents please keep tabs on your kids internet activities whether or not this means on a computer or a cell phone. As I’ve said many times in the past parents really are the only real line of defense between internet predators and your kids.

UPDATE 9/20/2014: The feds have dropped charges against Roach so the state of Ohio can go forward in prosecuting Roach for murder.

I don’t know if Roach would be eligible but Ohio does have the death penalty and they’ve executed someone as recently as this year.

UPDATE 10/06/2014: Roach has entered a plea of not guilty.

UPDATE 5/2/2015: Roach’s trial has been scheduled to start on September 21st.

UPDATE 9/16/2015: Roach is expected to plead guilty at a hearing tomorrow.

UPDATE 9/19/2015: Roach has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 19 years to life meaning that Roach will be eligible for parole in 19 years.

Ohio girl receives kidnap threat on Kik

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I come from a time on the internet when people did not share personal information with strangers. This was a time before Facebook and social networking as we know it today. We were told never to share things like your address or phone number with people you did not know or trust. That’s the reason why I still use a pseudonym even though my government name isn’t exactly the closest guarded secret anymore. Old habits die hard. Maybe we should go back those ways as having too much personal information online can lead to the worst situations.

Recently a 14-year-old girl from South Euclid, Ohio received a threat to kidnap her if she didn’t respond with nude photos over the smart phone messaging app Kik. No one can message you on Kik unless you give them your username or if you make your username public somehow. The person who sent the message seemed to use a lot of the girl’s personal information against her.

The person sending the message told the girl he knew her full name, age and the school she attended. The person on Kik also sent photos of the family in their front yard that had already been posted on other social media sites, police reports say.

Thankfully this girl and her father went to police but how many girls wouldn’t have or haven’t?

So far no suspect has been apprehended.