Alabama man sentenced for sex crime:
Recently 48-year-old Jeffrey Monroe Roy of Mobile, Alabama. was sentenced to 15 1/2 years in federal prison for using the internet to solicit a minor for sex. In 2012 law enforcement officers in Florida posted a craigslist ad posing as a 13-year-old female According to investigators the conversations quickly turned sexual and when Roy showed up for the meeting, after crossing state lines, this is what he had in his possession…
After making arrangements to meet Jaz, Roy drove from Mobile on June 16, 2012, to meet with her at a predetermined location, where he was arrested and found to be in possession of Viagra, condoms, a camera, a knife, handcuffs, a first aid kit and a deck of 52 sex-position cards.
But some other Florida arrestees would have you believe this is all entrapment and a cash grab by police. How much did they get off of Roy?
Roy also was sentenced to a lifetime term of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200 fine.
They’re obviously rolling in dough because I’m sure $200 covered all the manpower costs and other expenses.
Chicago man arrested in Naperville on sex charges:
Back in the MySpace days Naperville, Illinois, was sort of an anomaly. It had an inordinate amount of MySpace creepers. Not as many as Connecticut but enough for me to take notice. I’d like to think that was the case because the Naperville police were on top of things. Well, it’s been a few years but we go back to Naperville for a story that’s a bit more modern but just as scary.
38-year-old Carlos Lopez of Chicago was arrested for allegedly soliciting a minor for sex through the messaging app Kik. Now for someone to get your kids’ Kik ID in most cases your kid would have to give it up. Kids have no problem with making their Kik IDs public. They figure since it’s not their cell number it’s safe to give out, but of course it isn’t. In this case the victim may have posted their Kik ID on the website/app Waplog. What’s Waplog you ask? I never heard of it until today either but it’s just another social network where anyone can meet strangers where the site/app has no regard for age. Basically it’s a MeetMe clone which there are way too many of these days.
It’s even more dangerous today for kids to be online than it was back in the MySpace years because of the smart phone apps out there. So now not only do parents have to worry about what their kids are doing on the computer but their smartphones too. Make sure you know what apps your kids have on their phones and who their friends are on these apps. Otherwise you’re just giving predators a way to reach your kids 24/7.
MO dad allegedly seeks person to rape, beat child:
Local man accused of seeking person to beat, rape 11-year-old relative:
Anthony Brinkman, Missouri Father, Arrested For Craigslist Ad Seeking Someone To Beat, Rape Daughter:
Some of you may have heard of this story. We’ll get to why in a moment. First the grisly details and I do mean grisly.
32-year-old Anthony Brinkman of Cuba, Missouri was recently arrested for an ad he allegedly placed on craigslist. I mean it’s no big deal right? Tons of people post ads on craigslist and don’t get arrested right? So what’s the big deal. Oh nothing really. Except that Brinkman’s ad was allegedly soliciting the rape and beating of his own 11-year-old daughter. That’s right kids. Daddy Brinkman wanted someone to beat and rape his 11-year-old daughter while he watched.
Thankfully the ad was called in by an anonymous tipster and police were able to react. They set up a meeting at a local chain restaurant where Brinkley was arrested with his daughter in tow. I guess he wanted it to happen right then and there. Investigators were even shocked that he brought his daughter so willingly.
So how come this story actually made national headlines even though this took place in a flyover state? I think the level of brutality that Brinkman wanted for his own child is what thrust this story into the national spotlight. Unfortunately in the days since this story broke it’s almost already been forgotten. No outrage anymore. It’s just another forgotten story and because it’s forgotten so quickly craigslist won’t be taken to task for allowing this kind of activity to take place on their website. People will continue to use it like nothing happens on craigslist and possibly some freak like Brinkman will actually get away with some sick and violent sexual fantasy that involves their children.
I implore you not to let that happen.
Police: Boy Scouts volunteer solicited sex from undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old boy:
Michael Engler: Boy Scout Volunteer Arrested In Undercover Sting For Coercing Minor Into Sex:
50-year-old Michael Engler of St. Charles, Missouri, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old boy that he met through craigslist. The Boy Scout volunteer is said to have responded to an ad in the casual encounters section posted by someone claiming to be 18-years-old that was looking for a ‘a teacher to learn from.’ Police say that Engler replied to the ad using the alias of ‘Bob Onya’ and when the ad poster revealed himself to Engler as being 14-years-old Engler used his Boy Scout cred to groom his victim…
At one point, Engler told the “fourteen -year-old” that he volunteered with the Boy Scout’s “Venturing” program, saying: “I get to hang out with young shirtless guys, and some of them wear Speedos under their wetsuits.”
A meeting was set up at a local ice rink where of course the 14-year-old turned out to be a task force that included the St. Louis County Police Department, the FBI, the United States Secret Service and the St. Charles County Cybercrime Unit. That’s right kids, Engler is looking at federal charges.
The BSA were quick to disassociate themselves with Engler and police believe there may have been other victims.
Anyone with information should contact the St. Louis County Police at 314-889-2341 or the St. Charles Sheriff’s Department at 636-949-0809.
It’s a shame that the Boy Scouts have been infiltrated by scumbags like this but unfortunately it’s not a new thing. I was in the Scouts myself for a brief period and while I was never assaulted it turned out that the Scoutmaster was a huge pedophile.
By the way craigslist, what are you doing to keep scum like this off of your website? Is that the sound of chirping crickets I hear?
Police: Laredo man sent sexually explicit video to El Paso teen:
Alejandro Xavier Marquez
I must be getting slow in my increasing age because I never thought of photo sharing and sepia-toned app Instagram as a tool that sexual predators would use to scout victims. Then again it makes sense the more I think about it. Kids are obsessed with their cell phones and its camera and are constantly over-sharing personal information on the internet so this should be no surprise.
On that note I induct our very first Instagram creeper today and he is 23-year-old Alejandro Xavier Marquez of Laredo, Texas. He’s accused of meeting a 14-year-old El Paso girl on Instagram and sending her a video of a man punching the clown through Kik. No word on if it was his clown. Still you can’t send stuff like that to underage girls.
Kik I don’t have so much of a problem with because you have to know someone’s Kik ID to message them. However, parents need to be aware if their kids have Kik on their phone and who their Kik friends are. Also now may be a good time to educate your kids about sharing too much on Instagram as well. Unless you want to be like this girl’s mother who found the clown punching video. No one wants to see that.
Orland Man Allegedly Tried Setting Up Craigslist Sex Date With Teen:
This should serve as a warning to all you ‘age is just a number’ jackholes out there.
29-year-old Michael Portillo of Orland Park, Illinois was recently arrested after he allegedly sent pictures of his junk to a 16-year-old girl that he met through craigslist. That 16-year-old girl of course turned out to be the police. Age of consent in Illinois is 17 by the way.
At his bond hearing the judge set it at $50K which caused tears from the defendant.
Portillo told the judge, “I have nothing. I have $8 to my name.”
A man who identified himself as Portillo’s brother attended the hearing. When Portillo told Judge Rickmon he makes $12.50 an hour working at a doctor’s office, the brother said, “Your honor, he’s been fired.”
The brother also became emotional during the hearing. In a plea for sympathy, he told the judge about Portillo’s child.
“Your honor, he has a 1-year-old at home,” he said.
His life is now basically ruined because he allegedly wanted to get some underage tail. And again when a guy gets caught for this it’s usually not his first time trying.
Keep being a creeper and you’ll lose everything.
Gotta love your userbase craigslist.
Facebook Advances to 15- and 16-Year-Old Girls and Rendezvous Lead to 30-Year-Old’s Arrest:
The love child of John Cena and a potato over there is 30-year-old Michael Lee King of Bunnell, Florida. He’s been accused of allegedly soliciting underage girls for sex on Facebook and used almost all the online predator clichés in doing so.
According to the Flagler County Sheriffs, King, using the alias of ‘Jones’, allegedly told a 15-year-old girl on Facebook that he was 27 and when she protested about the difference in age King allegedly said that not only did he just want to ‘hang out’ but also told her that “Age is only a #.” He then allegedly tried to lure the girl out by promising her $500 and buying her a bunch of stuff. The only thing that he didn’t try was telling her that he could get her a modeling gig.
Eventually the girl told her parents who told the cops who arrested King at a pet store.
This girl had enough sense to tell her parents. You may want to make sure that yours do too.
Repeat sex offender gets 300 months in prison:
Burlington Sex Offender William Flowers Sentenced To 300 Months For Online Coercion, Enticement:
William Todd Flowers
37-year-old William Todd Flowers of Burlington, North Carolina is a registered sex offender. He was busted in 2008 for using MySpace and AIM to solicit sex from a 14-year-old girl who was actually a cop. Then in 2009 he was busted for soliciting a 15-year-old on MySpace. Surprisingly he’s never been featured on this site before.
Now fast forward to June through October of 2012 where he was soliciting minors again on an unnamed social networking site. Not to mention the last time I checked being a sex offender in NC on any social networking site was against the law.
For not learning his lesson Flowers was sentenced last month to 300 months in prison which may not sound like a lot but comes out to 25 years.
Do you think he’ll learn his lesson this time? Nah, me neither.
N.Y. man to be arraigned for allegedly trying to lure West Milford girl into performing sex act:
New York man used Facebook to sexually stalk teen girls, Passaic prosecutor says:
Clifford W. Wares
According to one of the articles I linked to 40-year-old Clifford W. Wares of Warwick, New York lived in a primitive encampment. I’m dying to know what they mean by that. Was he homeless? Was he squatting somewhere? Was he living in a Unibomber type shack? Inquiring minds want to know. Anyway that’s not the weirdest thing about this story.
Wares is accused of allegedly hacking the Facebooks of underage girls, making copies of their friends’ Facebook accounts in order to solicit underage girls for sex, gaining their cell phone numbers through Facebook in order to harass them into having sex with him and luring two victims to a public place in order to give them alcohol and try to have sex with them. Again we here at the Trench Reynolds blog, me mostly, call ‘having sex’ with an underage person child rape. So basically he went to some real extremes in order to try to rape some underage girls through Facebook.
He was arrested by authorities from Passaic County, New Jersey since one of the victims who went to her father about Wares was from Passaic County. He was arrested at a New York state campsite. That’s like a park isn’t it? AT the time of his arrest he had on his possession a black bag containing handcuffs, duct tape, a knife and latex gloves but I’m sure he was just going to hang out with the girls or just talk to them.
I wonder what kind of internet connection they get in primitive encampments? Do you think they have fiber?
Wichita man pleads guilty to electronic solicitation:
Early in August 44-year-old Todd Kautz of Wichita, Kansas was sentenced to 176 months (close to 15 years) for online child solicitation. Kautz had placed an ad on craigslist soliciting teenage boys for sex. The ad was discovered by a civilian who took it upon himself to respond to the ad as a 13-year-old boy. After Kautz sent some lewd messages the man went to police with his discoveries. and the rest follows the natural progression of craigslist creepers including an arrest in a park. Kautz pleaded guilty to the charges.
What I’d really like to know is if the man who discovered the ad tried to flag it, you know, craigslist’s ‘community’ policing, before he went to the actual police.
As I’ve said before since the demise of MySpace, craigslist has become the go to site for child predators looking for victims.