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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Paedophiles used internet chat to lure 14-year-old
A PAEDOPHILE ring groomed and sexually abused a 14-year-old boy after he logged on to a gay internet chat room looking for friends.
Gardaí said it was possible that up to 10 men were involved in either abusing the child, attempting to meet him or grooming him. Sources said there may be further arrests.
“We believe that contact was made over the internet, on a gay website,” said a garda source.
“These are sinister characters sharing information with each other. There’s a degree of organisation and they operate in secrecy,” said a source.
Gardaí said the two men arrested over the weekend were “ordinary guys with families and children”.
Just ordinary guys with ordinary lives. Does that strike a nerve with anyone? Maybe my co-worker is over there chatting with some kids - maybe I'm being paranoid. Still a scary thought.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Man gets 12 years in solicitation case
A 28-year-old Brenham man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he twice was caught by investigators using the Internet to solicit a minor for sex.
John David Payne, 28, first was arrested in December 2005 when he drove from Brenham to Bastrop to meet with whom he believed would be a child, but ended up being an investigator with the Texas Attorney General's Office.
While free on bail, he was caught by authorities in Washington County for soliciting another minor, officials said.
I usually try to stay away from the sting operations because they are not quite on the level to begin with. This story is worth noting to show just how intent these predators are. He gets arrested, gets free on bail and while out on bail, gets arrested for the same crime - amazing. Kids don't stand a chance.....

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Move Over MySpace, Teens Turn To Video Chat Site
It's live, it's lewd, and it's the latest online craze with kids. But this website is a serious desktop danger. Move over MySpace, meet the new nightmare parents will have to police.It's called stickam.com. All your teen needs is a computer, a webcam and little bit of time. And you can invite every freak and pervert into your home, and not even know it.
Just another reason for parents to monitor their kids Internet activity. If your kids are showing themselves on the Internet, do you want to know about it?

12-year-old met molester over internet
A policeman is pleading innocent against charges of molesting a 12-year-old girl whom he met at an internet chat room.
His lawyer has accused the girl of fabricating a dramatic statement, blaming her fondness for cinema and television.
The Public Prosecution had charged the 27-year-old Omani policeman, H.H., with molesting the girl after she agreed to meet with him.
This story deserves mention for the fact that the charges are against a policeman and we will probably never see any more of this one in the news.....