What would we do without experts?

A Parent’s Guide To Checking MySpace:

Another local news article on what parents can do to protect their kids online. I only have one bone to pick with the article…

Remember, experts have said you should warn your child that you are going to look at their Web site, and be prepared to talk reasonably about how they present themselves on the Web.

Screw what the experts say. If you really want to protect your kids don’t tell them you’ll be checking it out. This way they won’t have time to change anything and you can really see what they’re doing online which in turn will let you know how you need to protect your kids. When it comes to protecting your kids be a parent first and their friend second.

Pedophile busted by 12-year-old girl

Man Allegedly Lures Girl For Sex Through MySpace:

Here’s another story of a pedophile who thought he was meeting a 12-year-old girl but is instead met by law enforcement…

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A 26-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly making a date with a 12-year-old girl he met online.

Jeramie Eidem is behind bars in Clark County. He will be back in court Friday.

Detectives say he carried on a sexually explicit cyber conversation with a 12-year-old on the popular Web site MySpace and tried to meet with her.

Detectives say the girl did the right thing. She called her mom into the situation when she realized what was happening on the MySpace Web site. The mom called the sheriff’s office. A meeting was set up, and deputies arrested Eidem, who they say drove up from Columbia City, Ore., with plans to have sex with the girl.

“An arrangement was made for them to meet him at a place in Hazel Dell, and he came over there, and instead he met us,” Sgt. Craig Hogman said.

Detectives say Eidem knew the girl was 12, but that didn’t matter to him. In fact, the meeting was set up in a phone conversation after the Internet chat ended.

Detectives have seized Eidem’s computer from his home to investigate this case. They say it’s possible that he’ll also face federal charges because he crossed state lines in the commission of the crimes.

Luckily in this case the girl and her mom had enough sense to realize what was going on and this scumbag will hopefully go away for a long time,

Wake Up Call

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MySpace Dangers:

Yet another local news expose on the evils of MySpace. That seems to be the in thing with local newscasts right now…

MySpace.com is a growing phenomenon among teens and also an easy way for people to find you if you’re not careful. Many people think, ‘It couldn’t happen to me.’

Only on KXAN, Jenny Hoff set out to prove those people wrong with a wake-up call at their front doors.

Jenny admits MySpace is a great resource for journalists. She logs on every time there is breaking news to get information.

It’s also a great resource for predators, pedophiles and stalkers, and as I’m about to show you, for anybody who wants to know where you live.

You may call it an ambush. We prefer wake-up call.

This article is actually much better than most of the local newscasts about MySpace. I love the fact that the reporter actually took it to the parents of MySpace users and their children.

This is a great read for any parent whose kids have a MySpace account.

Minor Problem

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MySpace Investigation:

Just another “expose” on MySapce but it has some interesting quotes…

Who else is on the ever-popular social Web sites? A recent search on MySpace found this teen, listing her age as 13 and calling herself “Hottie Wid A Body.”

“I’m Delicious” is 15 years old.

So is the minor who calls herself “PlayboySlut101,” who says the perfect date is “going to a party, then having sex.”

This is Megan. Her quote is, “Slippery when wet, boys.”

Parents? Anyone? Beuller?

14-year-old girl turns out to be cop

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Man, 42, Accused of Using MySpace to Seduce Teen:

(CBS4) HOLLIS A 42-year-old Groton man is under arrest after police say he contacted a person who he thought was a 14-year-old female on the Web site Myspace.com. It turns out the person he was talking to was a Hollis Police Officer.

Police in Hollis, New Hampshire say Patrick Phelan arranged a meeting in town with the person for sex. Upon arrival, Phelan was arrested by the authorities.

According to officials, Phelan might have more victims in the southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts areas who have not contacted police.

The Hollis Police Department said they surf Myspace.com looking for criminals and pedophiles.

Phelan posted bail and is scheduled to appear in court on April 5th.

BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!!!

Serves you right scumbag.

Welcome

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Welcome to my new blog MyCrimeSpace. The social networking site MySpace.com has been in the news a lot lately due to various crimes that were committed by or top their users. Some people lay blame on the users for posting their personal information for everyone to see. Some people blame parents for not checking up to see what they’re children are posting in MySpace. Some people blame MySpace itself. I blame all 3. Think about it. MySpace doesn’t really work for finding friends if you don’t post your personal information and MySpace, as far as I know, does nothing to discourage that practice. They do have safety warnings but you really have to look for it to find it. So this blog will be bringing you all the various crimes that in some way MySpace was involved in.

(UPDATE 2011: This blog no longer exists since MySpace has since slid into decline however the majority of its posts still exist here at TrenchReynolds.Me)

Quartz Hill suspects’ MySpaces

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I just received a comment by a reader name Zack who says these are the URL’s of the MySpace accounts for both suspects in the Quartz Hill High plot.

One calls himself Hydra. The other calls himself God of Fuck.

This is who Hydra has listed as his heroes…

MARILYN MANSON, JOHN5,THE DEVIL,CHARLES MANSON,ERIC HARRIS,DYLAN KLEBOLD,TIMOTHY MCVEIGH

Here’s who GoF has listed as his…

Marilyn Manson, John 5, Twiggy, Charles Manson, Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, Timmothy Mcveigh, The Nicholes Brothers, Lee Harvey Oswald, Gene Simons, Ace Frehly, Paul Stanley, Peter Chris, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Brandon Lee, Alice Cooper

And he has serial killer listed as his occupation.

The ages on the MySpace accounts don’t match the ages of the suspects reported in the media but that could just be kids lying on the internet.

And what I’d like to know is which came first. Were these kids allegedly bullied because they worshiped serial killers and mass murderers or did they start that after they were bullied? Because if you go around talking about how cool serial killers are you’re inviting abuse on yourself. Not that I can muster up any sympathy for them if it was the other way.

And again…Parents?