WI man arrested on Omegle child porn charges

Steven Capuzzi

Steven Capuzzi

If you’ve read any of my previous posts about the website Omegle then you know it’s an ‘anonymous’ webcam chat site whose motto is “Talk to strangers.” Apparently you can talk to pedophiles too as there have been instances of suspects trading child porn on Omegle. Since there are no user accounts or user names on Omegle are pedophiles going on there looking for other pedophiles to trade child porn with? You can’t post any kind of file on Omegle either so who is hosting the child porn they’re trading?

Anyway we have another suspect who allegedly posted child porn on Omegle and he is 31-year-old Steven Capuzzi of Madison, Wisconsin. Like in previous stories Omegle sent tips to the National Center for Missing and Exploited children who in turn contacted authorities. So while Omegle may not be the most morally ethical site on the internet they’re at least trying to keep their own yard free of trash. So let that be a warning to the predators and child porn traders on Omegle, they are very willing to turn you in and you’re not as anonymous as you might think.

And again to parents this is a website to keep your eye out for. Underage kids should not be on this website and as I’ve said before they really shouldn’t have a webcam either. Letting your kids use a webcam is just like opening a window to the all the scum on the internet.

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  • Edward Straker

    Author John Grisham recently said that some people who view child  online are receiving punishments that don’t scale of the crime and that we now have prisons filled with 60-year-old men who’ve never harmed anybody and would never touch a child, but one night had too much to drink and got online and found child porn, so they DO deserve some type of punishment, but 10 years in prison? Grisham was flooded with outrage from his fans. They said they were going to stop buying his books. Grisham apologized, saying that anyone who participates in child pornography should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

    In the United States, some federal judges have argued that the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines’ recommended penalties for possessors of child pornography are too HARSH. Judge Jack B. Weinstein criticizes that the mandatory sentence for possession of child pornography is often HIGHER than the penalty for actually committing the act of sexually abusing children.

    Right now, we need to talk about this issue of extremely long prison sentences for viewing child porn. The problem is that no one wants to talk about this subject because it is so TABOO. But high schoolers have phonecams and webcams and hormones. This is the new world we live in. Now there are more and more teenagers who are spending the first decade of their adulthood in prison for being curious because of easy access to child porn right in their own bedrooms. I recommend that we stop oversimplifying this issue by saying that we should just shoot the offenders. I also recommend that we stop sentencing people unfairly by making a viewer equal to a rapist. There should be a BIG distinction between the two crimes and a BIG distinction in punishment!

    • http://trenchreynolds.me/ Trench Reynolds

      Judge Jack B. Weinstein criticizes that the mandatory sentence for possession of child pornography is often HIGHER than the penalty for actually committing the act of sexually abusing children.

      I’ve pointed this out myself before. So what they should do is increase the sentences for child molesters as well. There is no distinction between the two in my book.