Follow to Ends of the Earth – 15/52 Ways to Stop Pedophiles
OK, so not everyone considers Dagupan, Pangasinan to be the end of the Earth. From my western US view, it’s way out there. But, it’s not too far for the FBI to chase and capture a pedophile.
Dagupan, with city mottoes of The Melting Pot of Pangasinan and Milk Fish Capital of the Philippines, is a crossroads for agribusiness and commercial competition. The city is home to over 100 financial institutions. A person could get lost in a city like Dagupan.
One resident, on the FBI’s most wanted list since 2010, may have thought he had found a safe hiding place.
Brian Thomas Stickney skipped out on North Carolina criminal charges filed in 2008 and associated with thousands of child porn images – including images of his daughter. He faces 40 years in prison for each of 14 or 15 counts. (His criminal charges are complicated with 2012 charges in Minnesota, and various laws broken in the Philippines.)
Stickney left the US, joined a religious organization and based with them in at least three different locations. He moved often around Pangasinan during his years of freedom, claiming to have been a soldier and using fictitious names.
Stickney was arrested on April 10, at his rented home. His Filipina wife claimed to have no knowledge of his criminal activities or fugitive status.
The FBI, regional and local officials cooperated when Stickney stuck his nose out of his hiding hole. He posted and offer to sell pit bulls on the Internet and listed his contact info.
For pedophiles like Stickney, it’s a small world. There is nowhere to hide. Be afraid. Very afraid.