Sadly, it is not uncommon to read stories of adults in their 20, 30,40’s or older preying on children in their teens or younger. Parents are often shocked when informed their child may have been abducted or molested by someone they met on the Internet.
Defenders of Sex offenders are quick to point out children are more likely to be victimized by someone they know, as if to diminish their behavior, which may explain why offenders troll the Internet to lure or groom unsuspecting victims. Often cloaked in the veil of anonymity, they send text messages to unsuspecting teens, engage in chat rooms discussions pretending to be much younger and target victims in on-line social networks such as Facebook and MySpace.
The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area in North Carolina recently ran an article about sex offenders and MySpace in their State
The state attorney general’s office says the social networking Web site MySpace has found nearly 2,100 registered sexual offenders from North Carolina among its user ranks.
MySpace says it has removed the offenders.
According to the office of Attorney General Roy Cooper, MySpace turned over the names in response to a subpoena. Cooper’s office says it’s requested similar information from Facebook, another popular social networking site.
The actions are the latest in a push, made by Cooper and other states attorneys general, to remove registered sex offenders from the sites, which are popular among children. In 2007, MySpace handed over to Cooper’s office the names of 245 registered offenders who were using the site.
In return, both MySpace and Facebook agreed in 2008 to strengthen their protections for children.
Should all sex offenders be removed from Social Network sites regardless whether children are present?
Another site, Craigslist, which offers free on-line classified advertisements, has been a site predators have trolled searching for potential victims and recently come under attack for ads placed by escorts services.
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Deborah Kalai Fourzan, (14), has been missing since February 2, 2009 from Tecumseh, Ok. She is believed to be with James Reimer.
Cops in Oklahoma are looking for 40-year-old James Reimer because they believe he took off with 14-year-old Deborah Kalai Fourzan.
In January, Crystal took away Kalai’s cell phone and discovered sexually explicit text messages — that seemed to be coming from Reimer.
Reimer was a close friend of Kalai’s mother Crystal Vanbuskirk and her husband, Richard.
Chioma Gray, (16), may be in the company of Andrew Tafoya, (22). A felony warrant is on file for Andrew. They may travel to Mexico in a white 2008 Acura TSX with the California license plate 6AXX928. Andrew has multiple tattoos. Neither have been seen since.
In a new development in the case of missing Amber Dubois, police have a search warrant for Amber’s Yahoo account. Her status as Endangered Missing hasn’t change and hopefully her account may provide them with new clues.
EXCLUSIVE: New details surface in Amber Dubois case
Missing Escondido teen’s Web activity focus of search warrants
ESCONDIDO —- Friends of missing Escondido teenager Amber Dubois told police last month that the girl had been chatting with boys online, a situation that drew concern from one of her friends, according to court records obtained Friday.
And a forensic probe of the computer used by Amber and her family revealed a bump in Internet activity in the week before the teen’s disappearance, according to an affidavit Escondido police filed last week to get a warrant to look at the computer communications of Amber, who went by the screen name “wolfintheend.”