The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

34-year-old Kraig David Van Winkle is accused of allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from Springdale, Arkansas. Van Winkle is said to have taken the girl back to his home in Schertz, Texas. According to Google Maps, that’s at least a 20 hour round trip drive. Van Winkle reportedly met the girl on the video chat …

Continue reading

I mean the headline says it all. 20-year-old Tyler Austin Erickson of Salt Lake City has been charged with attempted rape of a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, lewdness involving a child and enticing a minor. Erickson allegedly met a 12-year-old girl on the website Omegle. Again, for  the uninitiated, Omegle is a …

Continue reading

If you’ve never heard of Omegle before, it’s a website, not an app, that allows strangers to chat with each other. It can be a webcam chat or not depending on the user’s preference. Omegle claims the video chats are monitored but I question how close they’re monitoring the chats since stories like this continue …

Continue reading

33-year-old Juan Carlos Ramon of Portland, Oregon pretended to be a girl on Musical.ly so he could communicate with two girls who were ages 6 and 8. Not a typo. Six and eight. I’m so disgusted by this story I’m just going to copy and paste the next bit… According to court documents, Ramon encouraged …

Continue reading

Download (Right Click, Save As) In this week’s episode Trench talks about  Snapchat trafficking, Oliver North, and why it’s ok to name killers in the media. You can find the Roberta Glass True Crime Podcast at https://www.spreaker.com/user/7811742 Last week’s Daily Threat is at https://wp.me/p3Qxf-jvi Snopes on Snapchat trafficking is at https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/sex-trafficking-girls-snapchat/ The Bark app is …

Continue reading

39-year-old Andrew Cunningham, formerly of Windsor, Connecticut, was recently sentenced to 18-years in prison for trying to lure a 13-year-old Tennessee girl to Connecticut. Cunningham met the girl through the random chat site Omegle. In case you’re unfamiliar with Omegle, it’s a website, not an app, that pairs strangers into a chat room. The chat …

Continue reading

One of the more popular social sites used by predators but mostly escapes the media’s notice is Omegle.  Omegle is a website whose motto is “Talk to Strangers!” Anyone can get in Omegle and chat with a total stranger either with a cam or without. Since there are no safety precautions in place on Omegle, …

Continue reading

33-year-old Robert Alexander Kusma of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was recently arrested for allegedly molesting a 15-year-old girl he met over Omegle. If you’re unfamiliar with Omegle, it’s a website, not an app, that encourages strangers to talk to each other. There is no age verification on Omegle and while their terms of service state you must …

Continue reading