24-year-old Dominique Joiner was a substitute school bus driver for a magnet school in Las Vegas. He’s been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student. Joiner reportedly thought it was ok for him to have sex with the student since she was over Nevada’s age of consent which is 16. However, Nevada law also states it is illegal for school employees to have sexual relationships with their students. It’s also been said Joiner used Snapchat, of course, and Facebook Messenger to solicit explicit photos from the girl.
According to the article I linked to from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Joiner is the 13th school district employee to be arrested for sexual misconduct since last July. This raises the question, have school employees always been this pervy, or do we just hear about it more often since we now live in an age of almost instant information from all over the world?
46-year-old Jennifer J. Hemstreet, of Enid, Oklahoma, was arraigned back in late April for allegedly sending explicit pictures and videos on Snapchat to two teen boys, ages 15 and 17. The 17-year-old was sent nude images of the woman, while the 15-year-old received similar images and explicit videos of her. You see, it’s not just teachers that creep on Snapchat, middle-aged women do too. Speaking of which, since she’s not a young blonde bombshell she’ll probably have the book thrown at her.
This is just another reason why you should not only know what apps your kids are using, but who’s on their friends list as well.
I swear I’m not cherry picking these stories. If I get a Snapchat story about someone who’s not a teacher I promise I’ll post it. Until then…
46-year-old Joseph John Scalise Jr. of Harlem, Georgia, was arrested for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old girl for explicit pics on Snapchat. Scalise is a middle school teacher, but I have not read if the victim is a student of the school or not. Sclaise has been suspended by the school board pending the outcome of the investigation and trial.
In my last post, I asked why are there an inordinate amount of teachers preying on students and children through Snapchat. My editor and proofreader, Lady Gray, supposes predators like this purposely try to obtain positions where they can work closely with children. I can’t say that’s not a valid hypothesis.
51-year-old Michael Engelmann, of Anaheim, California, was a girls’ basketball coach at an Orange County high school. He was arrested for allegedly harassing a 15-year-old female student from the school on Snapchat for inappropriate photos. He is said to have harassed the girl for not adding him to her Snapchat. Police believe there may be additional victims.
Again, it seems like an inordinate amount of school employees and volunteers get into more trouble with Snapchat than anyone else. Coaches and teachers are supposed to foster children’s education and development, not prey upon them during some of their most vulnerable years.
Hey look, a teacher having sex with students. Hey look, Snapchat was involved. What are the odds?
Anyway, 38-year-old Heather Lee Robertson, of Lufkin, Texas, is a kindergarten teacher accused of allegedly having sex with students. Not the kindergarten students, but high school students from the same school district. Police say one of the boys was sexting (how I loathe that word) with Robertson through Snapchat. That student is said to have brought a friend and they all had a threesome. Two other students said that Robertson would pick them up from their home and take them back to her place, and not for extra credit. Robertson claims she ‘recently’ started drinking heavily and can’t recall many of the details.
While the cretins among us are part of the ‘I wish I had a teacher like that’ crowd, this is nothing to laugh about. These kids could go on to have very warped ideas when it comes to relationships with women, seeing them more as conquests or things to be objectified rather than treating them like equals.
40-year-old Aaron Karl Esplin, of Hurricane, Utah, is, or was, a high school teacher. He’s accused of allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student of his. Considering this is a teacher we’re talking about, you know that Snapchat is involved. Esplin is believed to have requested nude pictures of the girl through the picture sharing app.
The age of consent for women is 16-years-old, however, the law also states that anyone under 18 can not consent to a relationship with anyone who is ten years or more older. That’s all moot though since Esplin was said to be in possession of explicit pictures of the girl, which is legally considered child porn.
This shows that social media can be used by sketchy teachers like this to circumvent parents and have direct access to your children. I may be an old man yelling at a cloud, but I think it’s inappropriate for teachers to have any kind of communication with students that’s not through their parents or properly authorized school channels.
I originally posted about Sean Price here. He’s the man from Queens, New York, who is accused of luring a 16-year-old girl from Sydney, Australia to Queens, New York, through Snapchat. Unsurprisingly, Price is now trying to blame the victim for his predicament.
‘First of all, she told me she was 22 – and I made my choice. Do you ask a girl for ID if she looks young? No,’ Price said.
‘If I figured she was that young I wouldn’t have met her.’
Right. So in the entire time you were chatting with her, through the time you bought the airline ticket, up until the time she was discovered in your mom’s basement, you’re going to tell me that you never knew her age? So why then did you allegedly have your mother tell police that neither you nor the girl were there? You are said to have driven her from L.A. to New York and you’re going to tell me the subject of her age never came up? Plus, didn’t you have to know her date of birth in order to purchase the ticket from Sydney to L.A.?
As an aside, in my previous post I wondered where the case would be prosecuted. From the Daily Mail article, it seems to indicate he will be prosecuted in the US, but could be further prosecuted in Australia. This will be an interesting one to watch.
Two separate students at Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, Texas, were arrested for allegedly making unrelated threats to shoot up the school on the anniversary of Columbine. Both threats were made on the picture sharing app Snapchat. A freshman is said to have posted a video where he was pointing a gun at the camera and warned people not to show up to school on April 20th. A sophomore is said to have posted a picture of the butt of a gun with the message that he was doing this for ‘The heroes of Columbine’.
The fact that two separate threats were made on the same day at the same school scares the hell out of me. Both of these kids are probably what are known as columbiners. These are kids, usually, who for some reason or another identify with the Columbine shooters, usually because of falsehoods that have become legend since the Columbine shooting. Friendswood seems to have an inordinate amount of these columbiners as two were arrested back in December for bringing guns to Friendswood High School.
It’s not just sexual predators that parents have to be on the look out for with their kids’ social media accounts. While you may not want to admit it, there’s a chance your child could be on the path toward criminal behavior. Any kind of idolizing or sympathy toward school shooters is not just a phase, it’s a loud cry that they are in immediate need of mental healthcare.
I’ve posted stories before about predators who have lured girls from across the country. I’ve posted stories before about how predators have lured girls from one country to another, usually from Canada to the US. To my recollection this is the first time I’ve ever posted a story about an alleged predator who lured a girl from another hemisphere.
39-year-old Sean Price, of Queens, New York, is accused of luring a 16-year-old girl, who he met on Snapchat, from Sydney, Australia, to his home on Queens. Price allegedly sent the girl $1500 USD in order for her to fly from Sydney to L.A. Price is said to have met the girl in L.A., then the pair drove from L.A. to New York. They are said to have ‘had sex’ in multiple states during their coast to coast road trip. Depending on the state, the ‘had sex’ may actually be ‘child rape’.
The NYPD received a tip from Australian authorities and tracked down Price at the home he shared with his mother. At first, even his own mother covered for him, stating that he wasn’t home but police eventually found him and his victim in the basement. That’s right, they found a shifty online creep who couldn’t get women his own age in mom’s basement.
A flight from Sydney to L.A. is 7500 miles and takes 15 hours. To then drive from L.A. to Queens is 2800 miles and takes around 3-4 days if you drive for 12 hours a day. This jackhole took this girl from her home and family with the most obsessive depravity I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading about. If there’s some online sexual predator book of records this scumbag definitely wins the award for most miles lured.