FBI seeks information on prolific social media predator

FBI seeks information on prolific social media predator

Nikko Adolfo Perez

The FBI is looking for more victims of Nikko Adolfo Perez of Atwater, California. Perez has been indicted on several counts of crimes relating to children and social media including receipt of child porn. The 26-year-old Perez is believed to have used a number of social media platforms including Omegle, Instagram, Snapchat, and Kik, among others to coerce children into sending him explicit pictures.

Two victims of Perez are already known and they are two boys from Utah ages 8 and 10. Perez allegedly befriended his victims using the screen name of ‘captainamerica272018’ He was also said to have offered his victims credit on the Google Play Store to send him the pictures and if that didn’t work he would threaten their families with violence. These are the usual tactics of many online predators. The FBI believes that Perez may have more victims and are asking for the public’s help in finding them.

Please contact the FBI by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) and selecting the option for the Nikko Adolfo Perez investigation. You may also contact your local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or you can submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.

In order to protect your children from predators like this, you have to know that none of the apps and websites mentioned above are suitable for children. The terms of service of these platforms set the minimum age of usage at 13 and even that’s too young for some of these social apps in my opinion. 8 and 10 are way too young for any child to be on any of these apps unsupervised. If you’re letting your kids run free on these apps you may as well just look up the nearest sex offender on your local registry and drop your kids off at their house.

San Antonio Snapchat sleaze snuck out with 11-year-old girl

San Antonio Snapchat sleaze snuck out with 11-year-old girl

Caleb Rosario

20-year-old Caleb Rosario of San Antonio, Texas, is accused of allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl he met through Snapchat. Rosario was said to have snuck the girl out of her house before taking her to an apartment. Then it gets weird…um weirder.

While at the apartment, the victim said Rosario showed her a loaded gun, only to later point it to his head, saying he wanted to kill himself. She told the SAPD detective that Rosario asked her if she wanted to kill herself too, to which she said, ‘No,’ according to the affidavit.

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During the assault, the girl’s phone kept ringing which freaked out Rosario. He then is said to have dropped the girl off at a McDonald’s. Police found the girl’s underwear at Rosario’s apartment.

No 11-year-old girl should be on Snapchat. Even by Snapchat’s own terms of service, a user is supposed to be at least 13-years-old, but they’re not actually going to check so you can’t rely on Snapchat to monitor your kids. Learn your kids’ technology and how to limit their access to dangerous apps. And always make sure that their bedrooms are device-free after bedtime.

Florida Snapchat sleaze stalked school

Florida Snapchat sleaze stalked school

Jordan Waters

At the young age of 20-years-old, Jordan Waters, of Spring Hill, Florida, was already on five years probation for soliciting a 14-year-old girl for sex over Facebook Messenger. I guess the threat of prison didn’t stop him from his acrimonious activities as he’s been arrested again for a similar crime.

Police in Hernando County, Florida, say that Waters allegedly found the Snapchat username of a 14-year-old girl and sent explicit images of himself to the girl and solicited her for sex. When the girl told him that she was 14 Waters reportedly responded with he didn’t care how old she was. To make matters worse. Waters would allegedly stand outside of the school the girl attended and would watch the students being dismissed from school. It also turned out Waters was contacting other students from the school as well.

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Police were able to pose as one of the victims and convinced him to meet at a park where Waters was promptly arrested.

If I was still a parent of school age children, this story would scare the hell out of me. Waters lived only a block from the school. Even though he was on probation and not on the sex offender registry, why was he still allowed to be so close to the school? I doubt even if he was on the registry he still wouldn’t have been dissuaded from doing what he wanted to do, but this is a definite oversight. We need to stop handling these creeps with kid gloves and give them sentences that will keep them away from our kids.

(Sources)
WFLA
ABC Action News
Tampa Bay Times

California creeper asked 8-year-old for sex on Snapchat

California creeper asked 8-year-old for sex on Snapchat

Gilberto Garcia-Bejarano

I’m catching up. This story is from 2018 at least.

Anyway, 21-year-old Gilberto Garcia-Bejarano of Sacramento, California, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting an 8-year-old girl for ‘sex’ (proposed child rape) on Snapchat. Not only do the victims of these social media scumbags seem to be getting younger, but does anyone else find anything wrong with this sentence?

The investigation began Monday when a mother contacted Roseville police after finding inappropriate Snapchat messages on her daughter’s cellphone.

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Police say those inappropriate messages included Garcia-Bejarano reportedly sending the girl sexually explicit photos, asking the girl for explicit photos of herself, and tried setting up a meeting for the previously mentioned proposed child rape. Police are seeking information to see if Garcia-Bejarano had any additional victims.

They ask anyone who thinks their child has been a victim of the suspect to email Detective Patrick Ganguet at pganguet@roseville.ca.us.

Ok, but getting back to that earlier sentence, isn’t 8-years-old too young for a child to have a cell phone? It’s definitely too young for them to be on Snapchat. If your kids do have a cell phone, or even a tablet, learn how to limit which apps can be downloaded to their devices. If not, you’re basically opening the door of your kids’ rooms to these predators.

Snapchat Peeping Tom may have assaulted 11-year-old girl

Snapchat Peeping Tom may have assaulted 11-year-old girl

Francisco Aparicio Cortes

24 or 28-year-old Francisco Aparicio Cortes was arrested in Santa Rosa, California, for allegedly using a flashlight to peep into the home of an 11-year-old girl. After Cortes’ initial arrest, the girl’s father is said to have found several messages between Cortes and the girl on Snapchat that indicate Cortes may have had sexual contact with the girl. The girl reportedly used the Snapchat account of a family member to communicate with Cortes. It makes me wonder if this family member knew of the communications or just didn’t bother to check their own Snapchat account.

School crime blotter 12/11/2017

School crime blotter 12/11/2017

Threatening Snapchat video prompted Wando High School lockdown:
South Carolina. School goes into lockdown over someone flashing gang signs on Snapchat. Overreaction? Discuss.

Threat At Wilde Lake High School Was ‘Joke’: Student:
Another threat posted to Snapchat. Student claimed it was a joke. Jokes are supposed to be funny Junior.

Deputies investigating threat at South Florence High:
A picture of a rifle and the phrase ‘South Florence Massacre’ was posted to Snapchat (I’m detecting a theme) aimed at South Florence High School in South Carolina.

Deputies search Wilson High School following threat on social media, no devices found:
The next day, also in Florence, South Carolina, police locked down Wilson High School following a threat of a Columbine-like attack that was posted on social media, probably Snapchat. No devices or weapons were found at the school.

Police Investigate Snapchat Gun Threat At Grosse Pointe North High School:
Ok, this is just getting repetitive now. Anyway, police were investigating a threat against Grosse Pointe North High School in Michigan after a threat was posted to Snapchat that had a picture of a student holding a gun with the caption “Don’t go to school today”. The student allegedly said he was trying to get the school to close for the day. No arrests have been made yet.

Stillwater high school shooting threat was ‘dark humor’ gone bad, police say:
Another social media threat, this time aimed at Stillwater High School in Minnesota, The message read “If you go to Stillwater, do not go to school tomorrow because there’s someone threatening to shoot up the school.” Another one of those ‘just a joke’ threats. No arrests have been made.

Suspect accused of beating girl and shaving her bald for being on Snapchat

Suspect accused of beating girl and shaving her bald for being on Snapchat

Alex Harrison

You know, I’m not a big fan of Facebook. I’m tired of all the political arguing, the overt racism, and overall ignorance of a ton of people on it. However, it has been known to expose child abusers in our midst as many of them are stupid enough to post their abuse on Facebook thinking it’s normal behavior.

For example, take 33-year-old Alex J. Harrison of Ferriday, Louisiana. He’s accused of allegedly beating a 14 or 15-year-old girl and then shaving her head bald, all because she installed Snapchat on her phone. Harrison is then said to have posted a video of the abuse on Facebook for the world to see.

At the beginning of the footage, he said: ‘She wanna be grown, she getting her a** whooped n her hair bald. School is for work not f****** Snapchat. She ain’t got no business with no damn snap anyway. Stay tuned.’

He then reportedly whipped the girl with a belt around 50 times while verbally abusing her. After which he sat her down in a chair and shaved her head bald.

‘This is what it means to be grown,’ he said.

This isn’t discipline. This is outright child abuse. This is what they do in prison camps under totalitarian regimes. You know what else being grown means? Being able to have a rational discussion with your child about social media without resorting to something out of V for Vendetta. I totally understand not wanting to have your kid on something like Snapchat. That’s your prerogative, but instead of violently whipping a girl who can’t defend herself, how about being a real man and handling it in such a way that doesn’t result in child abuse, bloodshed, and worldwide humiliation. This isn’t even taking into account that this fool is a damn hypocrite for posting a video on Facebook that I’m sure is a thousand times worse than anything the girl posted on Snapchat.

Facebook states that if you see a child being abused on Facebook to call police and report the video or photos to them.

Here’s a good article from the University of Texas on how to talk to your kids about social media.

(Sources)
Daily Mail
Natchez Democrat

Social media crime blotter 12/10/2017

Social media crime blotter

Local parent says he discovered teens using Snapchat to buy and sell drugs:
(Bixby, Oklahoma)

Man sentenced for enticing children through app:
40-year-old Aaron Anthony of Idaho Falls sentenced to 2-10 for trying to solicit underage girls through Kik.

A pricey mistake: How to avoid accidental in-app purchases:
Parent lets kid run wild unsupervised on Musical.ly and ends up with a $1000 bill for in-app purchases.

New Jersey man charged with solicitation of a minor:
36-year-old Julio DeJesus of Jersey City, NJ, was arrested for allegedly having explicit conversations with a 15-year-old girl from Tallahassee, Florida, on Facebook, Kik, and Instagram.

Orland Park Man Accused of Selling Pot on Snapchat:
Illinois. Even where it’s legal, it’s still illegal to sell it online.

Snapchat sex robbery turns into shooting

Snapchat sex robbery turns into shooting

David A. Williams

20-year-old David A. Williams of Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested for allegedly robbing and carjacking a man in Independence, Missouri, and shooting his 15-year-old accomplice. Police say that the victim set up a hook-up on Snapchat, but when the victim arrived at the meeting place Williams was said to have robbed the victim with the help of the 15-year-old girl who the victim supposedly set up the date with. However, when the victim tried to flee, Williams opened fire but instead of hitting his victim he hit his accomplice instead, striking her in the arm and leg.

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Back in the MySpace days when these robberies happened, I used to say ‘The hot girl from MySpace really doesn’t want you.’ That still stands even today, just replace MySpace with your social media of choice.

While I’m glad this guy was caught, I’m curious if the victim was aware the girl was 15 before the meeting. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve heard of someone trying to rob or blackmail a creeper thinking they wouldn’t go to police.

New Jersey teacher Snapchatted student into sex

Alyssia Marie Reddy

28-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy was a teacher at a boarding school in Mercer County in New Jersey. She’s accused of allegedly using Snapchat to communicate with a 16-year-old student before having sex (child rape) with him.

In December 2016, Reddy gave the student her cell phone number and then added him on Snapchat, according to the police records. The student said in February 2017 he received messages from Reddy saying, “I want your hands on me.”

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While the age of consent in New Jersey is 16, the law states it is illegal for a person who has authority over the victim, such as a teacher, to have sex with them. So there you go.

Again to parents, check your kid’s Snapchat account and make sure your child can reasonably explain who is on their friends list. No teacher needs to be contacting a student in a way that circumvents the parents unless that child is in physical danger from one of his guardians.