Internet Predator News Archives from 2014
Man pretended to be girl on Facebook to blackmail boy for sex, court hears - A young man who allegedly used a fake female Facebook profile to blackmail and rape a Canberra teenager has been charged with sending video of the incident to other young Canberrans.
He is accused of setting up a fake Facebook profile in the name of Tayla Edwards, using pictures of women he found on the internet.
Tamawiwy allegedly sent a friend request to the victim, who accepted despite not knowing a Tayla Edwards, and the pair began messaging.
Police allege their messages became sexual and Tayla Edwards told him she was bisexual, and wanted to have sex with him, but only if he had sex with another man.
Prosecutors allege the victim was enticed into having sex with a man by promises of free drinks, cannabis, and sex. Read More>>
CID nets 'Facebook Predator' targeting young girls - Police have arrested a 22-year-old youth who had allegedly sexually abused young girls after luring them to his clutches through Facebook.
The suspect was arrested after investigations were conducted into two separate complaints received by the CID. In the first incident, a Sri Lankan female student studying in Australia had arrived in the country several months ago for a holiday. She had received a message through Facebook from a person claiming to possess nude photographs of her. The person had instructed her to meet with him if she did not want those photographs distributed on the internet.
Another female student had been sent the same message from the same Facebook account.
Investigations have revealed that the suspect lures female victims by connecting with them on Facebook ‘chat,’ and subsequently sexually abuses them. Read More>>
Accused Kidnapper, Connecticut Teen Met In Disney Chat Room, Police Say - A teenage girl from Connecticut who was reported missing more than two weeks ago has been found safe in Colorado, and the man accused to luring her from her home has been arrested.
Prosecutors in court on Thursday said Timothy Wind, 53, met the girl through a Disney chat room called Pixie Hollow.
They said Wind drove from Colorado to Connecticut to meet her. Read More>>
Suspected sexual predator arrested in Franklin County - Eric Jockers, 22, has been arrested in Franklin County for having sex with teenage girls, according to sheriff's deputies. Authorities say Jockers used Facebook to contact teen girls, first asking them for pictures, and eventually sex.
Police subpoenaed his Facebook records and brought him in for an interview. Becker says they found four victims and Jockers admitted to having sex with a 14, 16 and 17 year old, and having a sexual encounter with another 14-year old. Read More>>
Depraved predator Taylan Reeves raped teen after blackmailing her over nude photos, County Court told - A VILE sex predator filmed himself raping a teenage girl whom he had earlier duped into sending him nude photos which he used to blackmail her.
Taylan Reeves, 20, of Essendon, faces years behind bars after pleading guilty to nine child sex offences against five girls, including two charges of rape.
The County Court heard the nasty grub preyed upon his young victims through online chat sites including Skype, Facebook and Viber. Read More>>
Virginia man, posing as teen, forced 13-year-old to send him porn - A 44-year-old Virginia man was arrested Tuesday on charges he posed as a teenager and received pornographic images from a child he threatened on the Internet, Bergen County prosecutors said Wednesday.
During the chats, the victim was threatened by Pettenger, that unless he/she sent certain sexually explicit photographs to him, he would post previous photos of the victim to the Internet," Molinelli said. “Pettenger obtained those original photographs utilizing a fictitious identity of a teenager and befriending the victim on social media.” Read More>>
Bayonne man posed as teenager, solicited child porn from girls - A 47-year-old Bayonne man has been charged with posing as a teenage boy on the Internet to solicit underage girls to send him images of themselves engaging in sexually explicit conduct, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today.
Once he obtained the pornographic images, Erik Vanderbeck allegedly distributed them to others, Fishman said.
He allegedly sent the girls nude images and asked them to send him nude images of themselves. When an underage girl sent him images of herself, Vanderbeck threatened to kidnap the victim or post her nude images online unless she sent more. Read More>>
Guilford Man Accused of Sexting Teens - A 25-year-old Guilford man is facing charges after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl and "sexting" at least four other teens, according to police.
Jason Murphy was arrested in March and charged with sexually assaulting the young teen. While police were investigating, they learned that Murphy had also reportedly had explicit conversations with a number of other young girls on Kik Messenger, an instant messaging app that allows users to talk to friends and meet other users.
According to police, Murphy sent the girls nude photos and asked them to do the same, even after learning their ages. Police said he then tried to meet them in person. Read More>>
Caldwell Facebook predator gets life in prison - A 20-year-old Caldwell man who used social media sites to lure young girls into having sex with him could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Rangel used Facebook and other sites to contact and lure dozens of young girls, including a 13-year-old and two 14-year-olds. Detectives say Rangel told one of the teens he was 17, convincing her to meet and plying her with marijuana and alcohol before having sex with her, even though the girl told him to stop.
After the arrest, detectives urged parents to be diligent about keeping tabs on their children's social media and online activities. Read More>>
Exeter barman jailed for exposing himself to schoolgirls online - James Bingham groomed the girls after meeting them in person or in online chat rooms and persuaded two of them to perform sex acts for him in front of their webcams.
The 19-year-old also exposed himself to all of the victims, including one girl who he knew was aged just 13, Exeter Crown Court was told. Bingham was found with a hundred of child abuse images on his computer when police raided the home. Read More>>
Man, 21, groomed girl online before having sex with her - A man of 21 had sex with a girl aged 13 on a river bank in Mid Wales after earlier grooming her on the internet.
Carl Anthony Williams, said to have learning difficulties, was jailed for three years at Mold Crown Court.
The defendant had contacted her via an internet chat room when she was just 12 and he had been warned off a number of times by the victim’s mother.
But he arranged to meet her at Newtown in Powys and she agreed to have sex with him believing that he loved her. Read More>>
Child predator nabbed in Pa. hotel room with 12-year-old girl he met online - Thirty-year-old Nelson E. Hercules Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va. was arrested on May 24 after police say he drove from Virginia to Pennsylvania to meet a 12-year-old girl he met online.
The man admitted to investigators that he knew the girl was 12 years old, and that he had come to Lancaster to have sexual contact with her, police said.
Hercules was arrested at a Harrisburg Pike hotel after the girl’s mother called police to report that her daughter never arrived home after school on Friday and that someone spotted the little girl getting into a man’s car. Read More>>
Three years for pervert who abused boy of 13 after grooming him on internet chat site - Adam Greenhough, 30, drove over to the Bradford area in January 2011 to pick up the boy after school and a judge heard yesterday that the teenager was still wearing his school uniform when he was driven on to moorland where the abuse took place.
Bradford Crown Court heard how Greenhough, who has since been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and autism, initially contacted the boy through an internet chat site which was meant for over 18s. But before their meeting he became aware that the youngster, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was under 16. Read More>>
Sexual Predator Sentenced - A Blair man has been sentenced for four separate sexual assault cases. In each of them, the victim was just 15 years old.
A series of affidavits spell out disturbing crimes beginning in the winter of 2013.
Court documents show one of the victims met Wilwerding through Facebook. She told investigators he was "always telling her things she wanted to hear."
Another victim told officers Wilwerding bought her alcohol.
The other victim told investigators she felt "pressured" and "taken advantage of."
In each case, victims insisted Wilwerding knew their age. Read More>>
British businessman, 27, 'filmed three-day sordid encounter in Maine motel with 13-year-old US girl he had befriended on a Harry Potter chat room while she was recovering from an illness' - Nicholas Cheese was found guilty of abusing the Levant girl over three days in a motel room in Bangor, Maine.
Cheese, who worked in the dry cleaning industry, had befriended the victim, who has not been identified, through an online chat room for fans of the Harry Potter children's books when she was 12.
He arranged to meet the girl at his motel room, when he traveled to the U.S. for a business trip, and admitted to police he knew she was only 13. Read More>>
"Textbook internet predator" guilty of raping 16-year-old - A "TEXTBOOK internet predator" has been found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl he lured to his house through the internet.
Adam Patrick Gallagher, 42, used multiple online pseudonyms to "emotionally blackmail" the girl into coming to his Goodna house, where he raped her.
Gallagher used a series of online pseudonyms, a fake Facebook page, and a mobile phone SIM card registered to a non-existent person at a false address to convince the Walloon girl to come to his Brisbane Terrace home.
The girl believed she was in an online relationship with a man named James Wilson, one of the personas Gallagher created.
She met Wilson at an online chat site where the court heard most of their discussions took place. Read More>>
Pervert Sexting with underage girl lands Brownsville man behind bars - A Brownsville man is facing criminal charges after being accused of sexting with a 13-year-old girl that he met on the social media network Twitter.
Brownsville police arrested 20-year-old Cristian Montemayor on an on-line solicitation of a minor charge on Tuesday.
Investigators believe that the girl sent the photos to Montemayor and others.
Montemayor told police that he met the girl through Twitter and kept texting her even after he found out her age.
Brownsville police said they are working to identify the other people the teenage girl sent the photos to. Read more>>
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Father finds his 11-year-old daughter living with 30-year-old sexual predator she met on Facebook - An Ohio father’s worst nightmare came to life after he discovered his 11-year-old daughter living with a 30-year-old sexual predator.
An 11-year-old girl from Lorain, Ohio was reported missing on Feb. 19. Police and family members searched for the young girl, but her whereabouts remained unknown for two weeks.
However, the girl’s father continued to search for her around the city. On March 1, the father spotted his daughter leaving a house and getting into Chris Sims’ car at 1 a.m. The young girl’s father followed the car and called police.
The girl told authorities she met Sims on Facebook and the two met face-to-face on Feb. 19. The girl eventually began living with Sims and the two engaged in sex. Read More>>
Paedophile posed as Justin Bieber in online chat rooms to groom girls as young as SEVEN over the internet - Richard Barlow, 24, from Big Arowry, North Wales, enticed 'naive' youngsters by posing as the star in online chat-rooms and music sites
Barlow has been jailed for three years after a court heard how he also pretended to be a teenage boy and even a young girl to meet children.
Court heard he encouraged them to strip and perform sex acts over Skype.
He groomed children aged between seven and 11 for his own sexual gratification. Read More>>
Facebook predator Thomas Mayers jailed after pestering girls for sex - FARM worker Thomas Mayers has been locked up for more than six years after pestering two young girls – aged 12 and 13 – into having sex with him.
Mayers asked the girls to send him photos of themselves naked and invited them to his home.
The 20-year-old started chatting to the 12-year-old on Facebook, asking for intimate photos and repeatedly inviting her over. She sent him pictures 'because he would not leave her alone,' Stafford Crown Court heard.
When she did go to the house, Mayers started kissing her as they sat on a sofa and pestered her for sex. Stephen Bailey, prosecuting, said: "She told him she was too young, but the defendant just said 'you'll be fine'." Read More>>
Missing 14-year-old girl was found with 'sexual predator' she met on Facebook - A 14-year-old girl who went missing from home for three days was found with a man she had met on Facebook.
The girl had sex with Daniel Alan Farmer (24) while spending a weekend with him, in May last year.
Farmer, of The Green, Coalville, pleaded guilty at Leicester Crown Court to two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.
"Her parents reported her missing and they must have been beside themselves with anxiety," Judge Hammond said.
"The girl was in contact with the defendant on Facebook. "They were in regular communication and arranged to meet. There was an element of grooming." Read More>>
Calgary man accused of luring, sexually assaulting teen - Investigators believe there may have been additional victims.
A Calgary man accused of luring a 14-year-old girl and having a sexual relationship with her was arrested last week, police say.
Satinderjit Mangat, 37, was picked up by the Southern Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit Jan. 15 after an investigation started last month.
Police allege he met the girl on Facebook last summer and initiated a secret sexual relationship with her. Read More>>
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Dunedin Facebook predator jailed - A Dunedin man who falsified his Facebook profile to contact a teenage boy for sex offending has been jailed for three years and warned preventive detention was a possibility for any future offending.
Glen Anthony Douglas (22) had admitted two charges of having sexual connection with the 13-year-old victim in June and July last year. At sentencing in the Dunedin District Court yesterday, Judge Michael Crosbie said the defendant's behaviour towards the boy had been ''predatory and entirely inappropriate''.
While the victim had been willing to go along with him, the fact remained the charge of having sexual connection with a young person existed to give statutory protection to vulnerable young people and protect their innocence.
It doesn't matter whether the young person says yes. Read More>>
State police say sailor enticed young girls to perform sex acts online - A 27-year-old Pennsylvania man who was stationed at the Naval Submarine Base admitted to a state police investigator that he posed as a young boy to entice underage girls to perform sexual acts online, then shared videos of the acts with other people on the Internet.
Police executed a search warrant served on Simpson's apartment in Navy housing in November, seizing a Dell laptop computer containing more than 500 pornographic video files. McCord conducted a preliminary forensic review of the laptop determined at least 50 of the videos depict children under 16 engaged in graphic sexual acts. Read More>>
Online chat between man and teenager leads to arrest - An online Facebook chat between a 15-year-old Warren County girl and 21-year-old Tennessee man led to the arrest of the man Tuesday in Bowling Green.
William Forkum, 21, of Hartsville, Tenn., is accused of having an online conversation with the teenage girl on Facebook.
He traveled to Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon. He was found in the Hardee’s parking lot. The girl’s father told deputies that a man was on his way from Tennessee to Kentucky with plans to take the girl back to Tennessee with him. Read More>>
Detectives say Facebook predator tried to lure dozens of young girls into sex - A Caldwell man who is accused of trying to lure dozens of young teenage girls into sex by using Facebook and other social media sites, has been indicted on charges of lewd conduct and enticement of children over the Internet.
An Ada County grand jury indicted 20-year-old Alex Rangel. He is charged with lewd conduct for having illegal sexual contact in March with a 14-year-old girl. Enticement charges include a 13-year-old victim he met through Facebook in November.
Detectives say since March, Rangel was in contact with more than two dozen girls on Facebook. Read More>>
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