Another Instagram creeper emerges

Sex assault linked to Instagram:

Eladio Ramirez

Eladio Ramirez

I remember a time not too long ago where people on the internet were wary about sharing their personal information with strangers. We even told our kids that the don’t talk to strangers rule even applies to the internet. Now in the days of Facebook and Instagram it seems we have abandoned those principles.

Police in Turlock, California, say that 22-year-old Eladio Ramirez of Modesto was able to use this abandoning to his advantage. Ramirez was charged with allegedly ‘having sex’ (child rape) with a 14-year-old girl that he met through photo sharing app Instagram. He allegedly started following the girl on Instagram while she was 13. The girl was able to sneak out of her house multiple times to meet Ramirez. How Ramirez got tripped up should be a lesson to anyone thinking about getting involved in something like this…

The situation came to light on the morning of Nov. 24 when an individual reported seeing a young girl on Lewis Street sitting alongside the road crying. The responding officer learned from the girl that she had left her home without anyone knowing and when she returned a light was on inside and she was afraid to go back inside, Lewis said.

Police believe that Ramirez may have more victims…

Investigators suspect Ramirez may have had similar encounters with other young girls and are asking them to contact Detective Jason Tosta at 209-668-5550 ext. 6624.

These days you probably have to worry more about what’s on your kids’ smartphone then what’s on their computer. If you’re not careful their phone could give predators access to your kids 24 hours a day especially when they’re not home.

  • lily

    The Internet has become ground zero for perverts , pedarest and serial murder. Facebook, Craiglist, photo sharing sites are all hunting grounds for creeps. I lecture my kids about this daily and make them read articles on these crimes.

  • Vega

    Unrelated: Trench, you have a “links of interest” ad app on the sidebar had only one link listed when I pulled it up: “caskets online”. That is depressing as hell, if appropriate considering subject matter.

    • http://trenchreynolds.me/ Trench Reynolds

      I’ll probably get in trouble for saying this but that’s actually a paid ad.