Be Socially Connected – 47/52 Ways to Stop Pedophiles
Online social relationships can be tricky. Connecting thru keyboards might lead to learning more than you really want to know. Or, it may take you exactly where you intend to go.
Shannon Leigh Moy learned his Facebook friend was not as friendly as he expected. Moy posted depraved images of kiddie porn and hoped to receive such titillating gifts in return.
Moy’s online buddy was deeply disturbed by photos of a naked man having sex with a girl who appeared to be about seven years old. He shot back a quick ‘You’re a sick fuck’ message and went directly to the police – good move. His post and a subsequent search warrant took Moy offline… probably not for long enough.
Who needs friends? Omegle has based their business model on chatting with strangers. Page one, they have a no-no message for perverts with an 18+ only option. (Yeah, like kids will never use that button.)
Kristopher K. Sims, 30, was busted while pretending to be 14. Among his crimes was posting images of a man having sex with a girl younger than four. Omegle turned him in. Omegle and other online chatmills like Tinychat and Chatroulette didn’t plan to go into the pedophile-monitoring business. Guess it comes with the trade – until they find a way to stop it.
Social gaming also has it’s share of losers. Xbox Live was an open window to a 10-year old boy for Scott Anthony Estes. The boy didn’t like the games proposed by his new playmate, and he told his dad about the slimy messages. Dad did the right thing. Officials found Estes had other kids on the hook. The young boys had sent nude photos to the prev who prefers 3-8 year olds. Estes posted images of himself having sex with children. It’s time to pull the plug on him.
In the last few days, Microsoft has cracked down on Xbox cursing. We hope to see more news of f’n Xbox cracking down on soliciting kids for sex.
Child sexual abusers rely on a network of conspirators to feed their obsessions. Beyond common locker-room talk, pedophiles love to share their trophies of kids caught in a net that should be a safe place to play.
Google is building safeguards against people like Raul Gonzales who uploaded over 3,000 images of CSA, including one of his own victims, a nine-year old.
There’s nothing unusual about Gonzales. He’s just one of those boys who like to brag. He’s another example of why Google and Microsoft have stepped up their global CSA monitoring programs.
Changes are happening. We are stopping more pedophiles… at least, we are arresting more of them. It’s not the final answer to CSA, but we’ll take it and move forward.
Be more socially connected:
1. Rise up when you see possible or certain child sexual abuse.
2. Share this post with your online friends.
3. Give yourself a warm hug from Vagilantes. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Make only good memories.