Internet Chat News Archives from 2011
Sexual predator Kristian Timmerman left gifts for 12-year-old Wirral girl under a trampoline in her parents’ back garden - Over weeks and months 31-year-old Timmerman used social networking sites to gain the trust of his 12-year-old victim, from Wirral, posting cartoons on You Tube and striking up conversations on Facebook.
She thought she was talking with someone her own age but she was actually engaging with Timmerman who had a sinister motive.
Such was his desire he left his home and travelled hundreds of miles from Holland to Wirral to be closer to the schoolgirl. Read More>>
Man jailed for multiple rapes and grooming online - One of Australia's worst online sex predators, who claimed 55 teen victims, has been hit with a 12-year jail sentence in the County Court today after pleading guilty to multiple rapes, sex acts, grooming and stalking charges.
John Raymond Zimmerman, 26, the former tour manager of popular but now-defunct teen band The Getaway Plan, used MySpace, Facebook and MSN to lure young girls into sex, via webcam and in person, and then forced some to continue submitting to his depraved acts by threatening to post naked photos of them or telling friends and family.
All but two of Zimmerman's 55 victims were aged between 12 to 15 years, with a number subjected to gross sexual acts at school grounds and in vehicles, while many were threatened with violence or further harassment if they refused to comply. Read More>>
Facebook 'predator' arrested as Phuket mum pleas for help - Eleven days after her disappearance from a Phuket Town internet cafe, 12-year-old Phuket schoolgirl Samudchaya “Nong Pin” Yanpunya remains missing.
Nong Pin’s mother Samruay Saenthaweesuk told the Phuket Gazette this morning she has yet to receive any leads regarding her daughter’s whereabouts and continues to fear she might have been abducted by someone she met online while using the popular social networking website Facebook.
The possibility of such predation was confirmed by reports yesterday from Nakhon Sri Thammarat where 37-year-old Phuket resident Wimol Srida was arrested for raping three young teenage girls he met on Facebook. The youngest was just 13. Read More>>
No bail for predator Richard Harrowell on sex assault charge - A BABY-faced predator allegedly used the social networking site Facebook to groom an underage girl for sex, a court heard yesterday.
Richard Harrowell, 25, met the 15-year-old at a function she attended with her family last month and the pair became Facebook "friends" the next day.
Harrowell faced Parramatta Local Court yesterday charged with sexually assaulting the girl, prompting police to warn of the dangers of children being online.
The court was told Harrowell and the girl spoke by mobile phone, on email and through the Facebook chat function over several days last month and discussed sex.
On October 25, Harrowell met the girl and they drove to a nearby park and kissed. Read More>>
Paedophile jailed for grooming girls on the internet - A MAN who groomed a 14-year-old girl over the internet and then repeatedly had sex with her has been jailed.
Taylor, aged 34, of Chapman Street, Bolton, has been jailed for seven years and put on the sex offenders register for life.
He was convicted of meeting a girl under 16 following sexual grooming, inciting a girl aged 13 to 15-years-old to engage in sexual activity, six counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15-years-old and attempting to meet a girl following sexual grooming.
The pair met seven times and had sex six times until the young girl ended the relationship. Read More>>
A paramedic who lured a 14-year-old boy to a Suffolk forest and molested him after grooming him on the internet has been jailed for four years. - Edward Trickett, 30, of Cromwell Grove, Levenshulme, Manchester, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 16 and one of meeting a child after sexual grooming.
He first contacted the teenager via a chatroom, Ipswich.
He said: "We say he was fully aware of the boy's age when he drove down from the north to meet him."
The offences came to light when the victim's sister found out about the relationship.
Mr Crimp added: "When they met, Mr Trickett asked for a kiss which the boy gave to him.
"They then moved to a secluded location and the victim told police he was concerned about what Mr Trickett wanted." Read More>>
Man 'sextorted' boys using fake Facebook profile, cops say - A New Zealand man has been arrested for creating a Facebook profile of a young woman and using it to lure underage boys to send him explicit photos and video of themselves.
Police allege that Cameron Stuart Hore, 27, posed on Facebook as a female teenager named Sarah Ruddenklau and coerced boys, one as young as 11, to send him lewd photos and webcam images.
Police say "McPherson" offered his victims money to allow him to perform sexual acts on them, and said he would pay them via Internet banking sites. Read More>>
October , 2011
Alleged Cyber Predator Who Threatened Teen Into Sex Indicted - A man who allegedly blackmailed 15-year-old Medford girl into having sex with a man she met on the internet was indicted on nine charges.
Hutchinson allegedly connected with the victim through the website MyYearbook.com, an online dating and social networking site, according to a press release from District Attorney Gerry Leone.
Using three different aliases, Hutchinson coerced the victim to send him nude photos, then used them to blackmail her into having sex with him, prosecutors said.
Hutchinson used sent messages to the victim claiming to be in the modeling industry and at first asked her to him photos of her in a bathing suit and clothes, prosecutors said. Hutchinson allegedly eventually coaxed the victim to send him naked pictures and videos.
He then threatened to post the videos and images online if the victim didn't have sex with a "friend" of his, prosecutors said. He told her if she didn't agree to have sex with his friend, he would rape her, prosecutors said.
Hutchinson allegedly used a third handle to arrange to meet the victim. He picked her up at her Medford home and allegedly forced her to perform a sex act on him in his car. Read More>>
Prison for man, 25, after chatroom led to sexual activity with girl - A man who travelled to Huntingdon to meet young girls he discussed sex with in an internet chatroom has been jailed for 18 months.
David McCallam, 25, had touched a 15-year-old intimately after they went to a park in Huntingdon town centre, Peterborough Crown Court was told.
The court heard that McCallam had joined in a chartroom where the girls had been discussing sex and had been invited to travel to Huntingdon, with indications that sexual activity would take place. Read More>>
McDonald’s worker posing as a rockstar on Facebook lures teen into forest and slashes her throat. - Be careful of people whom you meet on Facebook. According to police reports, David Russell, a 20 year old who worked for McDonald’s posed as a famous rockstar on Facebook for the strict purpose of luring an unsuspecting female victim into the Englishside forest, near where he lived for the sole purpose of murdering her.
Having kept up the pretense of a friendship with one American teenager whom travelled to the UK to meet Russell (does it get any more chilling than that?), he regaled her with tales of romantic romps through a nearby forest. Seduced, the young woman.
At this point it is said Russell and the young girl sat on a fallen tree whereby Russell then asked Benedicto to put on a blindfold whereby he said he intended to surprise her.
He stood behind her, blindfolded her, asked her to put her head back, and her arms up. Read more>>
Facebook predator charged with another assault of a minor - A Middlesex County man who was arrested last week and charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl he met on Facebook, was charged again Wednesday in connection with an additional assault against a minor, who he also met on Facebook.
These charges stem from an incident earlier this month after Sebastian — claiming that he was 17-years-old and using the alias Chris — contacted a 14-year-old Union County girl via the social networking site and convinced her to meet him, said Cernadas.
He picked up the girl at her house, drove to a motel on Rt. 22 where he rented a room, supplied the teen with alcohol and sexually assaulted her. Read More>>
Man allegedly groomed city boys for sex over 'Net, say cops - Allegedly luring two Calgary teens on social networking websites for more than a year and having sexual contact with one of them landed a B.C. man in police custody Monday.
Here working at the city’s water treatment plant as part of a summer co-op program, the man allegedly posted ads on Craigslist, which were answered separately by two Calgary boys — a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old — in June.
“It was pretty explicit as far as the ads were concerned, (looking for sex) with young men,” said Staff Sgt. Steve Lorne from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit.
“Out of curiosity, these two young children contacted him and through that, he was given the opportunity to sort of groom them.
The incident is the latest example of why parents should be aware of who their children associate with, both online and in the real world.
“Basically, for parents, ensure you’re monitoring online activity with children,” he said. Read more>>
45-year-old man accused of luring teen on social networking site - Officers have arrested a man on internet luring charges after he was allegedly caught inappropriately chatting with a 13-year-old girl on the internet.
The chats allegedly happened between January and March 2011, on Facebook, police say.
The 45-year-old man is facing charges of internet luring to commit sexual assault and internet luring to commit sexual interference. He has been released on a promise to appear.
Police are encouraging parents to monitor their children's online activity. Read More>>
Under-age sex predator jailed for 10 years after two-year campaign of grooming vulnerable girls - A PREDATOR who plied vulnerable girls aged 11 to 15 with drink and drugs to have sex with them was yesterday locked up for 10 years.
Jake Ormerod, 20, used Facebook to groom “naive, immature girls” and even “bumped into them” outside schools.
Ormerod, who admitted 13 charges of sexual activity with eight under-age victims, is the only one of the ring to be charged so far but police expect to make more arrests.
Girls were attacked in his Torquay home. Prosecutor Andrew MacFarlane said: “He never took no for an answer and lowered their resistance through drink and cannabis.” Read More>>
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Bristol Man Charged With Sexual Assault of Stratford Teen - Stratford police have arrested a Bristol man on charges that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl he met on an Internet chat room.
David W. Feeney, 45, of 148 South Street Ext., Bristol, was held on $750,000 following his arrest on July 20 on charges of first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
Stratford police issued a press release today that said Feeney first made contact with the Stratford teenager on an Internet chat room on July 6 and continued to communicate with her for several weeks.
Police said on July 19, Feeney met the girl at a Stratford location and that is when the alleged sexual assault took place. Read More>>
Defendant who took boy to his home for sexual activity had child porn conviction - A “predatory paedophile” who groomed a vulnerable 14-year-old boy through a gay chatroom was jailed for three years.
Jon Sparkes, 31, was already subject to a conditional discharge for downloading hundreds of indecent images of children when he targeted the “naive” teenager.
Bradford Crown Court was told yesterday that Sparkes groomed the boy for about two weeks, communicating by internet chatroom and mobile phone. Read More>>
Internet pervert groomed girl, 13 - A man who posed as a 17-year-boy groomed a 13-year-old girl over the internet, met up with her and had sex with her has been jailed.
Carl O’Reilly, 22, became friends with the girl from Irchester in an internet chat room for teenagers.
The room was intended to be a place for people over the age of 16 but the girl made clear on her tag line next to her name that she was just 13.
Prosecuting O’Reilly at Northampton Sam Mainds said: “He asked her to send him a picture in her bra, which she did.
“He sent her a picture of himself in the bath – his bottom half wasn’t on show.
“They continued to have conversations over the internet. Then he asked if she wanted to meet.
“On April 3 when she had turned 14 he travelled by bus to Irchester where he met her and two friends. On meeting him the girl reminded him of her age.”
The girl told police that she got carried away. Read More>>
Bethlehem man admits meeting girls on Facebook, sexting two of them - A 22-year-old Bethlehem man admitted today to contacting three girls through Facebook and getting two of them to send him nude photos of themselves.
Assistant District Attorney Patricia Broscius said Crespo posed as a teenager and contacted the girls through their Facebook pages. He would then communicate with them via text messaging on their phones.
An 11-year-old girl from Lower Nazareth Township, who had claimed to be 13, told police Crespo asked her to meet him and send him naked pictures, but she refused.
Crespo exchanged nude photos with a 15-year-old girl from Nazareth, who had claimed to be 16. The girl said she didn't want to send a photo, but later did, Broscius said.
The two eventually met in South Side Bethlehem, where Crespo told the girl he wanted to have sex. She declined, but engaged in a sex act with him in an elevator on Lehigh University’s campus, according to court records.
Crespo also repeatedly texted a 13-year-old Bethlehem girl, asking for naked photographs.
The girl sent six or seven photos of her genitals and buttocks, Broscius said. Read More>>
Police: Men Gave Boy Money For Sexual Encounters - Two men were arrested after they gave a 14-year-old boy money to have sex with them, Indianapolis police said.
According to court documents, the victim was a student at Arlington High School and met Humphrey-Covington and Laurent on an Internet social chat site called urbanchat.com.
Police said the first sexual encounter began just a few blocks from the school after Humphrey-Covington picked up the boy from there.
The boy was taken to a building at Westbury Court Apartments, where he was given $100 after having sex with the two men, police said.
"Parents have to know what their children are doing on these social websites," Adams said. "A lot of times, children are connecting with people who they have no idea what their intentions are." Read More>>
Jury convicts man who had sex with 13-year-old Frankfort girl - A Will County jury took about an hour Friday to convict a Florida man for having sex with a disabled 13-year-old Frankfort girl after he seduced her by cell phone, attorneys said.
Jurors heard graphic testimony that began Tuesday when the victim, now 14, took the stand. The girl said she met Filipkowski in an Internet chat room in April 2010 where he posed as a 13-year-old boy. She said he used a different name and sent her a fake photograph. They traded hundreds of messages a day, she said, and she eventually fell in love with him.
The victim sometimes bowed her head on the witness stand as a prosecutor read their increasingly explicit messages aloud. Their relationship continued after he revealed his true identity, even though she said it made her feel sick and violated.
Prosecutors said he eventually drove up from Jensen Beach, Fla., to have sex with the girl in a Mokena hotel in June 2010. Read More>>
Teen girl attacked after internet grooming - A VULNERABLE teenager was subjected to a “degrading, domineering and humiliating” sexual assault when she agreed to meet a sex offender who had groomed her over the internet.
Kyle Gibbons, aged 23, manipulated his 14-year-old victim with sexually explicit chat after making contact through an internet chatroom for teenagers and via hundreds of MSN messages, Northampton Crown Court heard.
Matthew Lowe, prosecuting, described the victim, who lives in a village near Northampton but cannot be named for legal reasons, as more vulnerable than most girls her age.
After driving into the countryside, he initiated sex with her which became violent and domineering.
“The internet gives paedophiles like Gibbons the anonymity to act more freely and gives them access to children who are not under direct parental supervision.” "I urge parents to check that their own children haven't been contacted." Read More>>
Facebook predator had sex with a minor - The so-called Facebook predator has broken her silence amid revelations she has had sex with at least one 15-year-old boy - and claims to have slept with other teenagers.
The mother of one victim has also come forward saying police could have stopped her a year ago but failed to act when approached.
The newspaper has exposed a myriad of online fantasy worlds driven through social networking websites and aimed at schoolboys - a week after Ms Burgess was exposed as the woman at the centre of a police inquiry.
Ms Burgess has created multiple fake Facebook personalities in which she has posed as a number of attractive teenage girls.
The Herald on Sunday has also established that she has carried the fantasies over into real life, claiming to have had sex with boys more than 10 years her junior after meeting them online. Read More>>
Local Man Arrested For Transporting Minor He Met Online - The Quincy Police Department arrested James Tommy Carter, Jr., 37, of Quincy, Florida after Carter drove 1,200 miles to Omaha, Nebraska and picked up a teenager he met on-line and transported her back to his home in Quincy, Florida.
Quincy Police were contacted earlier in the week by Nebraska authorities after the teens mother reported her missing. The investigation revealed that the minor, whose identity is being withheld, met Carter on an unknown website about eight months ago. Carter gained the minor’s trust by promising assistance with an unknown medical condition the teen suffers from. At some point during the trip to Florida the teen changed her mind. Read More>>
Man sentenced for alleged sex abuse against child - An Onondaga County man will spend up to 15 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a child. Connor Izard, 26, was sentenced Monday morning in Onondaga County Court.
Izard pleaded guilty to predatory sexual assault against a child last month. Investigators say Izard befriended a 12-year-old girl in an internet chat room, then sexually abused her for two months last spring.
Prosecutors hope Izard stays behind bars for good, because they say he is a parent's worst nightmare. Computer Monitoring programs are a good solution to prevent this kind of sexual offence from ever happening.
"People like Connor Izard, who believe they should be able to have a sexual relationship with children are out there looking for kids and now with the technology, sometimes have access to kids," said Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Cali. Read More>>
Fears for Arizona girl, 13, after she disappears 'with man she met on Facebook' - A 13-year-old girl has gone missing after being taken by a 19-year-old man she met over the internet, police believe.
Jordan Anthony, 19, is believe d to have befriended Ashley Kingsbury, just 13, from Tucson, Arizona over social networking sites, including Facebook, before running away together on Monday.
Police issued an endangered person alert to find the girl, who they believe left with Anthony voluntarily and may be heading to Utah in his car.
Ashley's mother Carrie Kingsbury said: ‘Unbearable, unthinkable. We just want our daughter to come home. I wish nobody to go through this at all’.
Vail Academy and High School Principal Dennis Barger said: ‘Parents have to keep an eye out for their kids and know what they're doing because the world is not the world it was 15 years ago.
‘A lot more people have access to your children, even as they're sitting in your home’ Read More>>
DA: Teens Targeted on Facebook - A teen girl posting her phone number for friends on Facebook was all it took for a predator to find her Bucks County address, and track her parents' comings and goings.
The man is now in prison for raping the 15-year-old girl.
The real-life story was a wake-up call for Palisades High School students, who like most teens use the social networking Web site frequently.
Though some students already know that they shouldn't post their addresses and phone numbers on their personal Facebook page, many don't know that predators can easily track teens online who post information and pictures related to where they hang out, the events they plan go to, and sports teams and other extracurricular school activities they're involved with. Parents should monitor computer activity.
Teens have even been known to post pictures of their new drivers' license or pictures of themselves standing next to their new car, with license plate in full view, said Gaier.
"All of this information is just pieced together," she said.
Internet predator had sex with underage teenager after approaching 1,000 girls on Facebook - A homeless man who approached more than 1000 teenage girls for sex on social networking site Facebook was yesterday jailed for having intercourse with an underage girl.
Dylan Lewis, 21, who is originally from Bethesda, North Wales, admitted taking the fifteen year old to a B&B in Holyhead, Anglesey, where they had unprotected sex five times.
Mold Crown Court heard how he had met the teenager on the internet and that he had confessed to a probation officer that he had approached around 1,000 teenagers for sex.
He said: 'He met her over the internet, he asked her to meet up with him. She was aware that he was 21 and he knew that she was 15 because her date of birth was on her Facebook profile.
'On Facebook he told her he loved her, that he wanted to make love to her, and she seemed to be under some peer pressure to lose her virginity,' Mr Hennell explained.
He added that on the night in question the Lewis had a swig of cider and offered some to the girl, but she declined.
'Sex was consensual but it was clear that he initiated it and that she went along with what he was suggesting,' he added. Read More>>
Man seduces young girl on web - A MARRIED man who seduced a 13-year-old girl over the internet is behind bars after facing Bundaberg District Court on child exploitation and pornography charges on Thursday.
Benjamin Wade Higgs, a 32-year-old Bundaberg carpenter, was 30 when he seduced the girl, convincing her to send two naked photos of herself to his phone.
Crown prosecutor Greg Cummings said Higgs was well aware of the age of the girl.
“He did engage in some very unsavoury conduct with a very young girl,” Mr Cummings said.
“The girl has been corrupted to a degree.”
The court heard the girl sent two photos of her upper and lower naked body to Higgs who sent her a naked picture of himself. Read More>>
Alnwick pervert jailed for two years - A Pervert who groomed a 14-year-old girl on the internet and persuaded her to meet him for sexual liaisons has been jailed for two years.
Michael Saunders first contacted the teenager on the social networking site Facebook then started chatting to her daily on an internet chat-room.
The 22-year-old made explicit sexual comments to her, asked her to send him naked pictures of herself and even asked if her could rape her.
Saunders then got the girl, who he knew before chatting to her on the internet, to come to his house where they engaged in sexual activity.
The dad told how Saunders actions had “devastated” the family and warned other parents to be sure they know who their children talk to online. Read More>>
18-year-old accused of having sex with 11-year-old Lake Station girl - Prosecutors charged a Lake Station man with sexting and having sex with an 11-year-old.
Louis Pridemore, 18, was charged Wednesday with two counts of child molesting after the victim told police she had had oral sex with Pridemore on three separate occasions.
Pridemore is alleged to have sexted the girl 50 times before having sex with her in a camper, at Grand Boulevard Lake and finally at an abandoned house.
Court documents state the girl told police all three incidents occurred last December after the texting between them had become sexual.
The girl told authorities 50 texts involved Pridemore telling her what sexual acts he wanted her to perform. Read More>>
Provo man pleads guilty to luring teens into sending nude photos over the Internet - A Provo man admitted in U.S. District Court this week he coerced at least five juveniles —including a 12-year-old Wisconsin boy — into e-mailing nude photos of themselves to him.
Robert Bruce Ririe, 53, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of felony production of child pornography. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on March 8.
Ririe contacted a 12-year-old boy from Janesville, Wis., over the Internet in January, 2010 and persuaded the boy to take sexually explicit photos and then e-mail them to Ririe, according to court documents. Ririe used the name Thomas Dillan Every and posed as a teenager when corresponding with the victim.
Ririe’s other victims lives in Eldersburg, Md.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Trinity, Ala.; and Utah County. Read More>>
Man sentenced in teen sex case - A 30-year-old Arizona man was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison Monday, roughly six months after he tried to take a 15-year-old girl he met on the Internet to Alabama, spurring a massive search and Amber Alert.
They spoke online, frequently in sexually explicit conversations.
Olney also bought a cell phone and mailed it to the girl, so the two could speak without her parents’ knowledge.
Eventually, Olney planned to drive from Alabama to Ainsworth, Neb., where he would meet the girl and take her across state lines.
The girl went missing on July 14, prompting a massive search by local authorities and the FBI. Authorities determined Olney’s identity after tracing his Internet protocol address and issued an Amber Alert.
During this time, Olney told authorities, the two drove to motels in Valentine, Neb., and Kansas City, Mo., where they had sex.
“Robert Olney stated that he knew the entire time that (the victim) was 15 years of age,” Read More>>
Man Arrested After Meeting Teen From Chat Room - 25-Year-Old Lincoln Man Faces Sex Assault Charge.
Lincoln police said a 25-year-old man faces a sexual assault charge after he met a girl online and had sex with her.
According to police, Justin Davis met a 14-year-old girl in an Internet chat room last summer. Their friendship led to meeting in person three times where they engaged in sexual behavior, police said. Read More>>
St John's leader groomed girl - A St John Ambulance leader and full-time paramedic who enticed a 15 year old girl in to his bed was jailed for 40 months.
David Harley "groomed" the girl through internet text chat, eventually persuading her to send him a photo of her breasts, Stafford crown court heard.
Just days later, she went round to his house in Stafford, told her mother she was staying with a friend and spent the night with him.
Mr. Paul Farrow, prosecuting, said the defendant and the girl drank half a bottle of vodka before engaging in sexual acts, including oral sex.
At the time, Harley was on probation. Read More>>
St. Martin man charged with 'sexting' 13-year-old and sending explicit Facebook photos - A 24-year-old St. Martin man was arrested Wednesday and charged with enticing a 13-year-old girl for sexual purposes, Sheriff Mike Byrd said.
John Christian Stepro, of Bienville Drive, sent the girl sexual text messages and left sexually explicit photographs on her Facebook page, Byrd said. "He had encouraged and enticed her to have an intimate relationship with him," Byrd said. Read More>>
Man Used Facebook to Try to Blackmail Girl for Porn - A 27-year-old California man pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he tried to coerce a 14-year-old girl into sending him pornographic videos by threatening to publicize sexually explicit pictures of her that he'd dug up.
James Dale Brown used Facebook to contact the girl, who lived out-of-state, demanding that she send him a video of her having sex.
Somehow he'd obtained photos of the girl, some of which were sexually explicit. He said that if she did not send him a video, he would send the pictures to the unidentified victims' underage friends. If she sent the video, he promised to "delete all pictures of her 'from the Internet,’
Brown, a United Parcel Service (UPS) worker who used the alias "Bob Lewis" on Facebook, finally carried out his threat on April 18, 2009, sending links to an explicit image of the girl to one of the victim's friends. Read More >>
Social network predator will serve six-month jail sentence - She will be relieved that Thursday is over, the mother of an underaged victim lured over the Internet by Eric Morneau told reporters after his sentencing yesterday.
Morneau was accused of using the social networking site Facebook and MSN to lure three underaged girls into explicit conversations, eventually suggesting they meet in person.
Though he only had contact with one victim in person—he went to her at the grocery store where she worked and introduced himself as the man from the computer.
Morneau was given six months of jail time, two years probation and will be registered as a sex offender for the next 10 years, with his DNA in the national databank.
“The impact on the victims was serious even in this advanced technological age,” said Sinclair, noting one of the girls involved stated she has a new “fear of people” in her victim impact statement. Read More>>
Talent man arrested after allegedly sending sexual messages to girls - Indictment says he contacted them through social-networking sites.
A months-long investigation into reports of Southern Oregon girls as young as 6 getting sexually explicit messages from a man in Talent led to the arrest of 21-year-old Zachariah Pergish Griffin last week.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children notified the local task force that a person in Talent had been sending sexually explicit messages to girls across Southern Oregon via Facebook and MySpace.
Three girls — an 11-year-old in Lake County, a 10-year-old in Medford and a 6-year-old in Grants Pass — were found to have received messages originating from accounts linked to Griffin and his Talent home, authorities said.
A forensic examination found evidence of the online communications, as well as videos of children being sexually abused, he said.
This case exemplifies the fact that there are people here who go online seeking children for sexual contact. Read More>>
Rossendale mum's horror at son being groomed on Internet - A MOTHER has spoken of her horror at discovering a ‘sexual predator’ was trying to groom her 15-year-old son through social networking site Facebook.
The mother-of-three said she stumbled across a suspicious internet conversation between her son and the man who was pretending to be a 15-year-old boy.
The pervert had requested naked pictures and sexually graphic images from the teen as well as posting explicit photographs on his site.
Police are now investigating the incident. Read More>>
Sex offender accused of luring 12-year-old Wyoming girl to Missoula - A convicted sex offender is accused of using the Internet to lure a 12-year-old Wyoming girl to Missoula, where he allegedly locked her in an apartment, got her high and repeatedly assaulted her over four days.
William Richard Nielsen, 24, was arrested Sunday after Missoula police were called to a disturbance shortly before 10 a.m. at The Bridge Apartments on West Broadway. The girl's father told police that when he entered Nielsen's apartment, his daughter was naked on Nielsen's bed, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court.
The girl told police that she'd made contact with Nielsen three weeks earlier on the MySpace website and that, after several episodes of "sexting," he pressured her to come to Missoula, even though he knew she was 12. "Upon her arrival, Nielsen took the victim to his apartment, locked the door and got the victim high on marijuana," then repeatedly assaulted her. Read More>>
Accused of raping a teen boy she met online - A 36-year-old mother-of-two has been arrested after she flew across the US for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old teenager she befriended while playing video games on the Internet.
Rachel Ann Hicks, 36, is being held on suspicion of child molestation and rape; she allegedly met the boy in an X-Box live chat room, the 'Daily Mail' online quoted police officers in Maryland as saying.
The online relationship progressed to phone calls, texting, e-mails and sending sexually explicit images and movies between one another, the investigators said. Read More>>
Chatroom pervert jailed for attack on boy - A former police officer who had sex with a teenage boy he met in an internet chatroom has been jailed today.
Devious Olivier Leger even met the boy's parents and pretended he had a terminally ill son so the victim could spend more time with him.
He was handed for four-and-a-half years behind bars.
Maidstone Crown Court heard the 39-year-old Frenchman, of High Street, Newington, got to know the 13-year-old boy in the chatroom and arranged to meet him.
Leger, who served in French police, took him to swimming baths and sexually assaulted him and committed sex acts with him on two other occasions.
He later briefly had sex with him. Read More>>
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