25-year-old Ryan Soto of Wesley Chapel, Florida, was arrested for allegedly soliciting for child porn over social media. Soto was said to have asked users of the social network and dating app MeetMe for child porn and tried enticing people by saying “the more illegal the more $$$”. Thankfully, at least one MeetMe user reported him to police.
When police caught up with Soto, he reportedly admitted to sending explicit pictures of himself to minors on Facebook Messenger and, of course, Kik. (The messaging app full of sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors) Police say that Soto had a number of child porn images on his phone as well.
If the material he was asking for wasn’t so abhorrent, his desperation for it would almost be comical.
Whenever I post a story about MeetMe, it saddens me that it used to be MyYearbook, which was originally designed to be a safer alternative to MySpace for teens. Not that it ever was.