Sex Offenders in Michigan Evicted From MySpace
NYTimes 2-1-16 Concerns Over Social Media
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"The arrest of two VAi Tech students in the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old girl who posted on a Facebook group called Teen Dating and Flirting — and showed a neighbor girl texts she said she had exchanged with an 18-year-old man — has set off
NYTimes 2-2-16 Seminary Student Sought Children Under 4 for Sexual Assault
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"A young seminary student from Ohio flew across the United States on Friday in pursuit of a goal he had spent weeks discussing online in explicit detail: finding a baby, either through adoption or cash purchase, to sexually assault."
1-24-15Detroit Free Press--"Michigan Teacher Had 1500 Explicit Images at School"
- Michigan teacher had child porn at school, records show
A Williamston teacher facing child pornography charges had some 1,500 sexually explicit images on a thumb drive found at the school
2-3-10 NY Times--Court Ordered Restitution in Child Pornography Convictions
- Restitution to Child Porn Victim Ordered by Court
Now, with an inventive lawyer, the young woman known as Amy her real name has been withheld in court to prevent harassment is fighting back. She is demanding that everyone convicted of possessing even a single Misty image pay her damages.
1-14-10 Pocono Record--Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter Charged in Chat Room Sting
- Scott Ritter Charged in Chat Room Sting
A former chief United Nations weapons inspector is accused of contacting what he thought was a 15-year-old girl in an Internet chat room, engaging in a sexual conversation and showing himself masturbating on a Web camera. Scott Ritter of Delmar, N.Y
Sex Offenders Kicked Off MySpace
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox furnished MySpace with a list of names on the state's sex offender registry which MySpace used to evict 200 individuals from the social networking website.The MySpace site can be continuously updated as names are added to the state's sex offender registry. However, officials from MySpace and Cox's office acknowledged that there are ways to get around the protections with fake names and changed email addresses.
Thomas Lazar, an attorney who represents dozens of sex offenders expressed the hope that the state would "would tweak the law" to take into account people like his clients who no longer have a sex offense on their record but will be on the registry for at least 25 years. "They lump these really bad guys right next to a 17-year-old who slapped a girl on the ass on a bus. they don't make any distinctions in Michigan," Lazar said. "And now they are stuck on the registry. They can't get a job. They can't get an apartment. They can't get anything."
2-4-09 MySpace Turns Over 90,000 Names of Registered Sex Offenders
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MySpace provided two state attorneys general the names of 90,000 registered sex offenders it had banned from its site in response to a subpoena.
12-1-09 Detroit Free Press--19-year-old Found in Closet of 13-year-old Facebook Girl Acquaintance
- 19-year-old man held for sex with 13-year old girl he met on the Internet
Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans said in a statement that an iron-clad condition of a child being allowed to use the Internet should be for the parent to know the passwords to their childs e-mail and social networking accounts.
Detroit Free Press 12-01-09 Facebook Acquaintance Leads to Rape Charge
Man allegedly hidden in closet of girl, 13, is charged
Their Facebook friendship raises alarms, police say
BY TAMMY STABLES BATTAGLIA
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER|A
19-year-old Detroit man is in Detroit Police custody for allegedly
having sex with a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook, police said
arrest came after the girl's mother opened her daughter’s bedroom
closet late Sunday night and found a surprised set of eyes staring
back: a 19-year-old man whom she had discouraged her daughter from
“I said, ‘Who are you?!’ and he looked at her,” the
32-year-old mother said today of her daughter, who was sitting on a bed
across the room.
Nineteen-year-old Donald Hunter was being held at Wayne County Jail as prosecutors approved a warrant charging him with two felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, Detroit Police spokesman John Roach said tonight....
As her mother spoke, the girl softly called the man her first boyfriend.
“(I hope) I get blamed for it and he don’t go to jail,” the quiet teen said...
Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans said in a statement that “an iron-clad condition” of a child being allowed to use the Internet should be for the parent to know the passwords to their child’s e-mail and social networking accounts.
Internet Sex Predators
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