And, yet, the greatest danger of the Internet to vulnerable children is not the display of kiddie porn ... it is the very real potential for enticement.
13-year-old boy sexually abused 'by 21 men' on Grindr
"A 13-year-old boy on Grindr was raped or sexually abused by at least 21 men, according to an investigation by The Sunday Times.
The national newspaper revealed that detectives have investigated over 30 cases of child rape in the UK since 2015, where the underage victims were first contacted on dating apps like Tinder and Grindr.
The 13-year-old boy from Yorkshire was reportedly contacted by men on dating apps he had signed up to, including Grindr and Badoo.
The Sunday Times also found that there 60 further cases of child sex offences using online dating services, including violent sexual assault, kidnapping and grooming, according to police documents seen by the paper following Freedom of Information (FOI) requests."
Pink News (UK), February 11, 2019
Man Sentenced For Paying Connecticut Minor To Engage In Sex On Skype
" A 43-year-old man is heading to prison after admitting to using technology to solicit and pay a teenager in Connecticut to perform sexual acts for him over the Internet.
William Gauvin, of Andover, Massachusetts, has been sentenced to 60 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography. He admitted to soliciting a 17-year-old boy to engage in sexually explicit conduct over Skype earlier this year. He later paid the teen more than $3,000 using PayPal. "
Fairfield (CT) Daily Voice, December 20, 2018
Man charged in 'biggest sexual offence case in Norway's history'
"A 26-year-old man has been charged with sexual offences involving more than 300 boys and young men, in the biggest case of its kind in Norwegian history.
The case follows an exhaustive two-year investigation by Oslo police against an unnamed man, reportedly a football referee, who is alleged to have targeted his victims – most of whom were between 13 and 16 at the time of the abuse, with some as young as nine – on internet chat services and via the Snapchat messaging app.
He pretended to be a teenage girl and persuaded the boys to perform sex acts in exchange for the promise of erotic photos, recording the video chats and threatening to publish them online unless they sent him further films, according to the 81-page indictment."
Guardian (Norway), November 21, 2018
Fort Bragg soldier accused of kidnapping 12-year-old girl he connected with on Facebook
"A Fort Bragg soldier is accused of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from her Craven County home and taking her to Fayetteville, where he was arrested.
James Murdock Peele, who is a reportedly a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, the Craven County Sheriff's Office announced Monday.
The child's grandmother, who lives in the Carolina Pines area of Craven County, called sheriff's deputies Sunday morning and said the girl was missing. The woman, whose name was not made public, told the sheriff's office that she got up that morning and found her granddaughter's window open.
Someone had left a ransom note on the child's bed, the sheriff's office reported.
Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article220438230.html#storylink=cpy"
The News&Observer (NC), October 22, 2018
High school teacher in Georgia accused of raping 13-year-old girl he met on Tinder
"A 32-year-old teacher in Georgia is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl he met on Tinder, authorities say.
Preston Paris was arrested Monday and hit with multiple charges, including statutory rape, child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes. The Chattahoochee High School teacher has been "separated from our district," an education official said.
After Paris connected with the girl through the dating app, he picked her up from her home and took her to his apartment, where he sexually assaulted her, investigators allege.
NY Daily News, October 2, 2018
Owner of controversial 3D-printed gun company in Texas accused of sexually assaulting a minor he met online
"Cody Wilson, the Texas man who sparked a fierce debate with his controversial 3D-printed gun company, has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor he met online, according to court documents.
The arrest affidavit, filed in Travis County District Court on Wednesday, does not specify the victim's age — describing her only as a "juvenile female under the age of 17."
The charges stem from an encounter in August, reported to the Austin Police department by the victim's counselor. During a forensic interview with the Center for Child Protection, the victim said she created an online profile using the website SugarDaddyMeet.com and exchanged messages with Wilson, who was operating under the screen name "Sanjuro."
NY Daily News, September 19, 2018
Brooklyn man posing as teen extorted child porn out of young girls, authorities allege
" A 34-year-old Brooklyn man posed as a teen, then sexually exploited young girls on Facebook, even threatening to tell one victim's parents until she agreed to take video as she performed oral sex on her 2-year-old sister, authorities said Monday.
Ruslan Mirvis was ordered held without bail after he was arraigned Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court, authorities said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 24, 2017
Queens man found guilty of baiting Australian teen to U.S. for sex
" A Queens man was convicted Friday of luring an Australian teen to the U.S. to have sex with her.
Brooklyn federal jurors said Sean Price, 39, was guilty of enticing a 16-year-old girl he met online to come to America so he could have his way with her.
After meeting through Snapchat, Price met the runaway in Los Angeles in April. They had sex across the country, driving to Price's place with his mom. When police showed up in May, sources said Price and the girl unsuccessfully tried sneaking out.
After four days of trial, the jury needed a couple hours to reach its verdict on charges including interstate and foreign transportation of a minor to engage in sexual activity."
NY Daily News, December 15, 2017
Suburban father says young daughter messaged by predator through popular app
"An Illinois father is warning other parents after his 7-year-old daughter was targeted on a popular music app.
The app is called Musical.ly. Brad Frakes says his 7-year-old daughter was using the app to make music videos and connect online with her cousins in Wisconsin.
"They make goofy little videos with goofy faces," he says. "It was just a very fun thing before this happened.""
WGN9, Chicago, August 23, 2017
Missouri man tricked women into filming fake porn videos with him, then sent footage to loved ones: court docs
"Mario Ambrose Antoine, 33, allegedly used a series of aliases and phony business names to "audition" women for nonexistent smut sites with names like "Playboy Worldwide." He promised some tens of thousands of dollars — but only delivered deranged harassment, and targeted their jobs and relationships."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 25, 2016.
Child porn perv spits blood at victim moments before being sentenced to life in prison
"The sentencing of a New York man convicted of sex-related crimes involving two New Jersey teenagers was briefly halted Monday after he bit the inside of his mouth and spit blood at one of them.
Once the federal hearing resumed, Clifford Wares eventually was sentenced to life in prison."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, June 27, 2016.
Indiana pastor charged with trying to have sex with minor hangs himself in Georgia storage unit
"David James Brown, 46, was found dead from a suicide around 12:10 p.m. Monday inside the Attic Self Storage in Marietta, said Cobb County spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 29, 2016.
Man traveled across Alabama with 3-year-old daughter to have sex with underage girl
"According to AL.com, police charged Brandon Wyndell Myers with soliciting a child by computer, traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act and transmitting obscene material to a child by computer following the illicit road trip with his three-year-old daughter."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 4, 2016.
'Perv' Brooklyn high school teacher who preyed on teen students can never teach again under plea deal
"A Brooklyn high school teacher who preyed on at least seven of his teenage students took a plea deal on Tuesday that will put him behind bars for five years and keep him out of classrooms for the rest of his life."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, December 22, 2015.
Former Queens substitute teacher accused of trying to lure 14-year-old girl for sex
"As Christopher Tselios was allegedly about to skip town to teach kindergarten in South Korea, he was charged with attempting to engage in oral sex with an undercover detective, who was posing as a 14-year-old girl, prosecutors said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 1, 2016.
Alabama teacher indicted on sex charges after allegedly desiring to take student's virginity
" Ashley Parkins Pruitt was formally charged in January but the rap was announced only this week, the Birmingham News reported.
She is accused of having oral sex with one student and kissing another inside a parked car in Oneonta, where she taught English at Appalachian High School. Pruitt was reported to have said she wanted to take a victim's virginity."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 13, 2015.
Georgia teacher exchanged raunchy Snapchats with his students, had relations with one girl
"Pickens High School teacher Daniel Culbreth was sharing “highly inappropriate” pictures through the social media app with several different girls, according to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 7, 2016.
Denver sicko, 36, nabbed after flying to New York to molest 16-year-old Long Island girl he met online
"Luke Tilsley, 36, of Denver, Colo., first met the teen on the internet in October, according to cops. He met the teen online and, even though he knew she was underage, traveled to Merrick twice in April to be with her, cops said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 25, 2016.
Sicko New York father admits to posing as teen daughter's texting boyfriend to trick her into sending nude photos
" A perverse upstate New York father admitted in court that he posed as his teen daughter's texting boyfriend — in order to trick her into sending pornographic pictures of herself to him.
He then used the photos as leverage to begin sexually abusing the 14-year-old, according to federal court records obtained by the Syracuse Post-Standard."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 15, 2016.
New Hampshire lawmaker who tried to lure 14-year-old girl is released on $50,000 bail
" A Rockingham County Department of Corrections official tells the Concord Monitor that Rep. Kyle Tasker was released from jail Monday.
Tasker, a 30-year-old Republican from Nottingham, was arraigned last week on three drug charges and one count of using a computer to lure the girl."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, March 8, 2016.
Slain Virginia 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell had inappropriate relationship with Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer
" The 13-year-old girl who was allegedly killed by a Virginia Tech freshman reportedly had an inappropriate relationship with the college student.
Nicole Madison Lovell was about to expose her relationship withDavid Eisenhauer before he allegedly stabbed her to keep her quiet, local TV station WTKR said.
Before she died, Nicole gushed about an older "boyfriend" she planned to meet for a late night rendezvous and showed off a snapshot of her mysterious beau to a pair of 8-year-old neighbors."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 3, 2016.
Two 19-year-old Dallas men forced 15-year-old girl and a witness to have sex with six men a day for cash
" Two 19-year-old Dallas men forced a 15-year-old girl and another person to have sex with at least six men per day for cash, police said Saturday.
Mike Osorio and Rafael Rodas contacted the victim and a witness and lured them into meeting up through Facebook, said Dallas police Deputy Chief Rob Sherwin."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 2, 2016.
N.J. man accused of hiding Rosie O'Donnell's daughter sent nude photo to the teen
" The New Jersey man who was hiding Rosie O'Donnell's missing teenage daughter sent the girl a nude photo, prosecutors said Monday.
Steven Sheerer, 25, was arraigned Monday afternoon on charges of child endangerment and distribution of obscenity to a minor in connection with the disappearance of O'Donnell's daughter, Chelsea."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 25, 2015.
New Hampshire prep school graduate Owen Labrie found not guilty of felony rape charges, convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault
" A New Hampshire prep school graduate accused of raping a freshman bent over and bawled in a Concord courtroom Friday as a jury acquitted him of felony rape charges.
Owen Labrie, 19, avoided his most serious charges, but a 12-person jury still convicted him of one felony — using a computer to entice a minor for sexual contact — and misdemeanor sexual assault charges, including statutory rape."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 28, 2015.
"Psychiatrist Arrested for Child Porn" wnep.com
"Disneyland employee attempts to sell park tickets to 14-year-old girl in exchange for sex, caught in sting" NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
"Missing Teen Who Flew to Morocco to See Boyfriend Found Safe" (www.nbcconnecticut.com)
"Man with developmental disability pistol whipped, choked and robbed by man he met on chat site" (New York Daily News)
"Tennessee girl, 14, who went missing with convicted child molester is found safe" (New York Daily News)
"Oklahoma cop busted in Las Vegas with missing teen girl " (New York Daily News)
"Perv says he's 'sorry' for soliciting 11–year–old boys, collecting child porn" (New York Daily News)
"Adult Charged After Meeting 11–Year–Old" (Detroit Free Press)
"Man Who I.M.'d Girl Charged With Sexual Abuse" (Chicago Tribune)
"Man Accused of Raping Nine Women He Met Through Internet" (AP)
"Canada: Facebook gives predator access to 11–year old" (PROTECT)
Abrupt plea for Ortloff in child sex case (Times Union)
Teenage boy accused of repeatedly raping 12–year–old he met on XBox online (New York Daily News)
Sicko trio used Facebook to lure young girls to Brooklyn sex parties (New York Daily News)
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