Wednesday, June 30, 2010
West Virgina--A 37-year-old Hambleton man has been arrested after he allegedly solicited sex from a 13-year-old girl using MySpace and text messages.
The suspect, Eric M. Mason, was taken into custody following an investigation that lasted nearly a month.
Two computers and a cell phone have been confiscated and more charges are possible, say police.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The suspect, Andrew Michael Meade, of New Lebanon, was arrested at a local park following a sting operation conducted by local police.
After becoming aware of the situation, an officer had posed as a 15-year-old girl and subsequently snagged the suspected predator.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Anthony Ryan Basnett, 26, was apprehended after the victim's mother contacted police and told them of the incidents.
Police then arrested Basnett who was interviewed and later subsequently arrested.
Almost as disturbing is 21-year-old Whitney Lynn Jones, of Russellville, who stated she knew Basnett, her then boyfriend, had been abusing the girl but ultimately refused to report it to police for at least several months.
Jones also told investigators that she watched Basnett engage in a sex act with the child on at least one occasion.
Besides the above MySpace profile he also maintained an account on Facebook found here.
Jack E. McBride, of Beaver, has been charged with four felony counts of possessing child pornography.
Investigators say some of the images were of children as young as 4.
McBride has since admitted to the allegations, according to Beaver Dam Daily Citizen.
A 21-year-old man already out on probation for sending videos of himself masturbating to someone whom he believed to be a 13-year-old girl, has been arrested again for trying to meet another girl, 14, this time at her local High School.
Jeremy E. Venskoske, of Winchester, has been charged attempted indecent liberties with a minor and use of a computer to solicit sex with a minor, after police received a complaint in April that he had been sending "inappropriate messages" to her using MySpace.
Venskoske now sits in jail with his father, who is already serving three years in prison on child pornography related charges.