Update on if Kik kreeper David Bryan Poplin is a fugitive

Update on if Kik kreeper David Bryan Poplin is a fugitive

David Bryan Poplin

Shortly before the new year, I posted about David Bryan Poplin who is accused of grooming an 8-year-old girl from Pennsylvania over messaging app Kik in 2015. Since then I hadn’t heard anything about Poplin but an anonymous reader sent me an article that said he was caught grooming other girls in Argentina. He did some time in Argentina and was deported in October of last year but I was unable to find if he had been apprehended in the United States.

In my previous post, I asked if anyone had any information about Poplin’s legal status to send it to me. Well, the anonymous reader came through again. I was sent a link to a court document from Pennsylvania that states Poplin is, in fact, a fugitive from the law.  If the link disappears I have posted the doc below.

Hopefully, we’ll be hearing about his arrest sooner rather than later.

Again, if you have any information on Poplin’s whereabouts please do not post it in the comments but contact me instead. Any communication with me will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Again I ask that you do not take matters into your own hands.

Where in the world is Kik kreeper David Bryan Poplin?

Where in the world is Kik kreeper David Bryan Poplin?

David Bryan Poplin

Before we even get started with this story I want to stress that I don’t want this turning into a Facebook lynch mob type of situation. I don’t want anyone taking matters into their own hands. Let the police do their job. However, I am looking for some information.

Back in 2015, I posted about David Bryan Poplin from Durham, North Carolina. He is a registered sex offender who allegedly used Kik and Instagram to groom an 8-year-old Pennsylvania girl. After I made that post, Poplin became more or less an afterthought to me. I just assumed he had been arrested in Durham and was extradited to Pennsylvania. However, that may not be the case.

An anonymous reader sent me a tip that Poplin was deported from Argentina back in October after being caught allegedly grooming two 13-year-old girls there. (If your Spanish is a little rusty you’ll need Google Translate.) In Argentina, Poplin allegedly used WhatsApp, which is more internationally used than in the US, and Instagram to groom these girls and coerce them into sending him explicit pictures.

So, the first question is what was he doing in Argentina in the first place? Was he not arrested in Durham back in 2015? If he was deported from Argentina where is he now? The US and Argentina do have an extradition treaty but I was unable to find Poplin in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, or federal inmate searches.

So the question remains, where is he?

If you have any information on the status of any pending legal action against Poplin in the US or his whereabouts, please do not post it in the comments but contact me instead. Any communication with me will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Again I ask that you do not take matters into your own hands. I just want to know if Poplin is on his way to trial or not.

MySpace fugitive caught after three years

MySpace fugitive caught after three years

David Francisco Pena

I never thought I would be posting a story about MySpace in 2017, yet here we are.

Anyway, 32-year-old David Francisco Pena, was recently arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi, after being on the run for three years. Pena was convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a Juvenile in 2009, after he took a girl he met on MySpace from Nebraska to his home in Texas. Pena spent some time in prison and was paroled in 2010 then was ordered to register as a sex offender. Police were looking for Pena for the past three years after he allegedly fled supervision in 2014.

As I’ve said before, the only thing the sex offender registry does well is to let you know where registered sex offenders live in your area. It does nothing to dissuade all the unregistered ones from committing crimes.

Supreme Court overturns NC law banning sex offenders from social media

(Story broke 6/19/2017)

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.

Louisville RSO wanted a “daughter that needed spoiling” from craigslist

Louisville RSO wanted a "daughter that needed spoiling" from craigslist

David Wayne Phelps

(Story broke 4/22/2017)

43-year-old David Wayne Phelps of Louisville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to charges of unlawful use of electronic means originating or received within the commonwealth of Kentucky to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. In non-Kentucky law-speak, Phelps placed a craigslist ad that not only said “looking for young white girl younger the better”, but it also mentioned he wanted a “daughter that needed spoiling”. Phelps is on the sex offender registry for a 2008 conviction that involved two minors. Phelps was not supposed to use any kind of electronic communication, including the email address he used for the ad which was fishing4teentail@gmail.com. Subtle. Instead of finding a ‘daughter’, he was found by the Attorney General Office’s Cyber Crimes Unit who posed as a 15-year-old girl.

We always hear or read the stories of these predators being caught, but for every one we hear of there’s probably more that we don’t hear about where the predator was successful in finding a victim, and craigslist is their playground. It’s well past time that craigslist started to monitor their site to rid it of the predatory filth that dwell there.

Florida craigslist creeper: “I kind of wish you was a little younger”

Florida craigslist creeper: "I kind of wish you was a little younger"

Lee Johnson

In Lake Worth, Florida, 45-year-old Lee Johnson was said to have posted an ad on craigslist looking for a romantic walk on the beach with a woman roughly his same age. By long walks on the beach I meant the ad was allegedly for ‘Taboo sex’, and by roughly the same age I mean the ad allegedly said that he was into “the very young and incest.”

When approached by an undercover investigator from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office posing as a 14-year-old girl, Johnson was said to respond with…

“I kind of wish you was a little younger. My fantasy is 11-12 years old.”

Not surprisingly, Johnson is a registered sex offender who was convicted in 2010 on child porn charges.

Not only is this more reason to keep these sex offenders behind bars longer, but it should also be a warning to craigslist to start cleaning up their own yard. When someone puts in one of their ads they’re into incest, it’s a good indicator the ad should probably be moderated, rather than allowing reprobates like this to have an avenue for their perverse pursuits. However, if craigslist wants to continue to be known as the pedophiles’ classifieds of choice, I guess that’s on them.

NY RSO sent sex toys to 14-year-old girl he met through Instagram

NY RSO sent sex toys to 14-year-old girl he met through Instagram

David Ohnmacht

36-year-old David Ohnmacht was convicted in 2003, in Westchester County, New York, for sexual abuse and sexual assault charges involving four victims, ranging in age from 13 to 15. He was sentenced to 40 months to 10 years in prison, and spent nine years in jail before being released. He used numerous jobs such as lifeguard, ice-cream truck driver, student theater coordinator and party planner to prey upon his victims. It almost seems like this guy wrote the book on how to be a child predator.

After his release, he was forbidden from using the internet, but his parole expired in November of 2016. That’s when authorities say that the man from Katonah allegedly started using the mobile photo sharing app Instagram to groom a 14-year-old North Carolina girl he met through the popular app.

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Ohnmacht allegedly used the screen names of “Dannyw290” and “little.kitty.love” to pose as a 19-year-old male and a teenage girl in order to get his victim to send him explicit pictures of herself. He is also said to have obtained the girl’s home address and was able to send her sex toys in the mail, more than likely for her to use in images and videos meant for her tormentor. Like a number of predators, again to seemingly appear from a sexual predator’s handbook, he made the girl call her ‘daddy’.

Police believe there may be more victims involved…

Federal authorities said the investigation was ongoing. They asked anyone with information on Ohnmacht or the social media accounts “Dannyw290” and “little.kitty.love” to contact the FBI at (914) 925-3700.

If you’re going to allow your underage kids to use Instagram, then you need to know not only who is following them but who is leaving comments and likes on their pictures. You should also monitor what pictures they’re sharing because predators are able to ascertain many personal details about their victims’ lives just by paying attention to small details in the pictures. The best example I keep giving is that some predators can determine where your child may go to school by seeing the most innocuous item in the background of the picture, such as a sports uniform.

Another thing to be careful of is what many people are calling ‘Finstas’ or ‘Finstagrams’, otherwise known as fake Instagrams. Instagram allows users to create five different accounts, and some people use these Finstas to hide images from whomever they don’t want viewing their pictures. It’s a good idea to occasionally check your kids’ accounts to make sure that they don’t have one of these hidden accounts. If you’re not doing random checks on these apps, then you’re allowing the predators to possibly gain a foothold into their lives.

Garden State RSO indicted for being a Kik kreeper

Garden State RSO indicted for being a Kik kreeper

Bryan Sanderson

24-year-old Bryan Sanderson of Middletown, New Jersey, was convicted in 2013 of endangering the welfare of a child. This resulted in Sanderson being placed on the sex offender registry for life. Apparently, being on the registry did not discourage Sanderson from engaging in illicit behavior as he has been given a 24 count indictment for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl he met through Kik.

Police say that during their investigation that they not only found Sanderson to be in possession of child porn but that he was trying to solicit sex from 12 and 13-year-olds as well. The investigation started when Sanderson was pulled over while having a 14-year-old girl in his car. Investigators believe that there may be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact prosecutor’s Detective Michael Acquaviva at 732-431-7160, ext. 2233.

Anyone who wants to make an anonymous report can call the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential tip-line at 1-800-671-4400. Tipsters can also text “MONMOUTH” and their tip to 274637 or they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.

Not only does this show that Kik is still rampant with sex offenders and pedophiles, but sex offender registries don’t do much to keep predators from re-offending. Instead they should be kept in jail longer rather than be given probation.

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.

Pokemon Go and sex offenders: Next on Scare Tactics News

Pokemon Go and sex offenders: Next on Scare Tactics News

It’s no shock that I’m no friend of sex offenders, and if I see an app that is prone to abuse by them I’ll call it out. However, when I see an article that’s pure FUD that involves the two, I just can’t let it go.

For example, I found an article out of Florida from a news station that ‘revealed’ sex offenders that were living near Pokemon Go gyms and Pokestops. As the article explains…

They stop at PokéStops to buy items and at PokéGyms to battle each other, but those stops and gyms can be anywhere—including where CBS12 found more than 1,000 registered sex offenders.

Do you know where else there are Pokestops and gyms? They’re near schools, churches, libraries, museums, and businesses. They are almost everywhere. Hell, there was even a gym in front of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. Unfortunately, in this day and age, a lot of these locations will inevitably be near a registered sex offender. That does not necessarily mean that registered sex offenders are using Pokemnon Go to prey on children. It would be incredibly stupid for them to do so since they would be the first person police would go to if anything like that happened. Personally, I have only heard of one instance where children playing the game were approached by a possible predator and that guy was driving a van. I’m not saying it’s impossible, just improbable.

Instead of letting children roam freely playing Pokemon Go, maybe parents should learn how to play it and join their kids. You never know, you may actually have fun spending time with your kids doing an activity they enjoy.