The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

Seven years ago, I originally posted about then 21-year-old Gary Wolchesky here. In 2009, he was arrested for using Xbox Live to convince children to record themselves performing sexual acts for Wolchesky’s own pleasure. He then went on YouTube to brag about his exploits. I never thought I would be posting about him again, but …

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In Pine Grove Township, Indiana authorities are saying that a group of sexual predators targeted a 10-year-old boy through YouTube. Now don’t get ahead of me yet, we’ll get to that in a second. Police are saying that the predators posed as 14-year-old girls and coerced the boy into posting nude videos of himself on …

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Online video tip leads to Middletown man’s arrest: That stereotype of a New Jersey douchebag over there is barely 21-year-old Gary Wolchesky of Middletown, New Jersey. He may just be the stupidest criminal in New Jersey. He allegedly went on YouTube bragging about how much of a pedophile he is. He used such screen names …

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YouTube riddled with drug cartel videos, messages: By now we’ve all heard of the brutality of the Mexican drug cartels and the brutality and violence that are spilling into U.S. border towns. Now the cartels are using a new tool for intimidation as if the decapitations weren’t enough. Now they are using YouTube. One YouTube …

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Queensland vigilante luring pedophiles on YouTube: An Australian vigilante is using YouTube in order to lure pedophiles out in the open. Allegedly he poses on YouTube as a 13-year-old boy. The article doesn’t elaborate but it sounds like he uses YouTube to set up meetings with the pedophiles then gets all their personal info to …

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Finnish gunman’s video puts YouTube policies back in spotlight: Last year after the shootings at Jokela High School in Finland I called on YouTube to revise its policy about videos such as the ones that Pekka-Eric Auvinen posted prior to the shootings. Of course, the Google-owned company didn’t heed my words. Why would they? I’m …

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YouTube rejects calls to monitor videos: YouTube and their parent company Google are saying they will not monitor their site for videos inciting violence against schools. Much like the video that Pekka-Eric Auvinen posted shortly before killing 8 at Jokela High School in Finland. Peter Fleischer, privacy counsel at Google, which bought YouTube last year, …

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The cyber school for killers: According to the article not only were Dillon Cossey and Pekka-Eric Auvinen YouTube buddies but it seems they belonged to the same pro-Columbine groups on MySpace. Police do not believe this to have been a coincidence. The two youths are thought to have made contact over two MySpace groups, “RIP …

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