Again with Pennsylvania.
20-year-old Alexander Theodore Clow of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has been charged with having an inappropriate online relationship with a 14-year-old Oklahoma boy and that’s putting it mildly.
In 2011 Clow met the boy on the original anonymous random webcam chat site ChatRoulette. Here’s how the initial meeting went…
Clow told the boy that he is a psychology major and philosophy minor at Lafayette College. After an hour, Clow asked the boy if he could masturbate into the camera, according to the arrest warrant. After Clow masturbated, the conversation continued for several more hours.
The ‘relationship’ continued for several months and across several different platforms. Police were notified by the NCMEC after the boy’s parents found explicit messages on the boy’s iPod touch.
But it doesn’t end there. Clow allegedly admitted to having a ‘relationship’ with a 16-year-old boy and ‘had sex’ with the boy in the boy’s home. 16 may be the age of consent in Pennsylvania but it doesn’t make it any less disgusting. Let’s call a spade a spade and say that Clow probably groomed the 16-year-old so consent is a debatable term here.
Getting back to ChatRoulette, how many more times do I have to say this? Parents, no 14-year-old needs a webcam. No 14-year-old boy needs to be unsupervised on the internet alone. You lock your doors at night yet you leave this window the world has in to your child’s room wide open.