Local girls victimized by online sex ...

Local girls victimized by online sex predator

There are 84 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Sep 4, 2008, titled Local girls victimized by online sex predator. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A Lansing man is facing sexual assault charges, and police believe the victim list may tally more than 20 statewide, with at least seven coming from Carson City Crystal High School.

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YZF425

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Sep 5, 2008
After all the "catch a predator" shows, The sex offender registry, the ease of internet surveillance by police I thought this crap would come to an end! Anything a person does on the internet is no secret anymore with the patriot act.

Since: Aug 08

Middleville, MI

#5 Sep 5, 2008
PARENTS!!! Pay attention to your kids web use!
Don't let ANY kid have uncontrolled web access.
nobody

Caledonia, MI

#6 Sep 5, 2008
get rid of stupid sites like my space. And stop letting people that do this crap to kids, out of jail
Dee

Lansing, MI

#8 Sep 5, 2008
What's with these girls being on My Space or similar sites when they are in school? Those sites should be blocked from school computers, if there is a way. This guy is a scary, dangerous, creep, and there are many like him. Haven't these girls been warned time and again to stay off of those sites and not fall for the baloney from someone that sounds exciting? Wise up ladies!
mom looking over

Madison, WI

#9 Sep 5, 2008
Unfortunately, here's another story to reiterate what i have been talking to my teens about!

I look "over my kids' shoulders" - not because I don't trust them, but I don't trust the world. It's a sad time when we can't let our children run and around and play without ALWAYS being right at their side.

How often do we hear that too many kids are spending too much time inside watching TV and playing video games, but has anybody put it together with the fact that it's partially because mom & dad can't always be outside with them? Even in my own front yard, living on a dead end street I constantly watch every vehicle that goes by. If I don't recognize it as a neighbor, I tend to pay even more attention to it "Just in case...."
Dee

Lansing, MI

#10 Sep 5, 2008
Lib Dem wrote:
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How can we be so cruel? This man obviously needs help. We need to get him proper counseling, not lock him in a cage. Let's quit making a society of prisoners and get people help. Vote Obama 2008!
PLEASE say that was sarcasim...although I'm sure a Lib. Dem. might just buy that.
Parent

Flushing, MI

#11 Sep 5, 2008
Lib Dem wrote:
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How can we be so cruel? This man obviously needs help. We need to get him proper counseling, not lock him in a cage. Let's quit making a society of prisoners and get people help. Vote Obama 2008!
Lock him up and then get him some help. Please, don't be so naive to think that the only thing he needs is counseling.
Please, please watch what your kids are doing online, keep the computer in a public space in your home and look over their shoulder. If they're not doing something they're not supposed to, they won't really mind so much. be their parent first and a friend later.
Your child is your ultimate responsibility.
Barb

AOL

#12 Sep 5, 2008
Lib Dem wrote:
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How can we be so cruel? This man obviously needs help. We need to get him proper counseling, not lock him in a cage. Let's quit making a society of prisoners and get people help. Vote Obama 2008!
I'm sorry but this guy is an adult and did what is morally, sociallly, and spiritually wrong. Who would want to rub his little hand and tell him, "No- No or Bad boy????" I'm sorry but he did something very wrong and for a long repeated amount of time that will affect the lives of these girls forever. He is the elder who really knows better he just doesn't care about anything but his addiction to the way he finds pleasure. He belongs in jail. There is a price to pay and even then who knows if he'd still be hungry for it again if the chance arose. I'd be upset if he was my neighbor. I wouldn't trust his judgement. Again, he belongs BEHIND BARS or caged if you prefer. It provides protection for the rest of us.
LMS

Saranac, MI

#13 Sep 5, 2008
ttired of jerks wrote:
yes lock him up, throw away the keys,make sure he can not get on the internet, and hog tie him slice open his balls poor him over with honey and send in some fire ants. know that sounds cruel but I am tired of these guys thinking they can get away with this. You sickos out there stop ruining our daughters lives!!!!!!!
Girls please be more careful, there are all kinds of "spiders and snakes" out there.
love this idea, brroom stick yeah that too, but please add some mean ass bees, I live 15 miles from CC and this is not surprizing at all,make sure you check the internet for those sex-offenders and mark it on your map.I think they all need this treatment, and remember there are woman out there too that are doing that to parents boys,sick is all i can think of!! Sick, sick, sick!
scott

Walled Lake, MI

#14 Sep 5, 2008
Lib Dem wrote:
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How can we be so cruel? This man obviously needs help. We need to get him proper counseling, not lock him in a cage. Let's quit making a society of prisoners and get people help. Vote Obama 2008!
Proper counseling and vote for Barack Hussein Obama?? Two of the funniest things I've heard today. You really are from Berkeley! Bring him to your cardboard box and reform him, he could be your nanny. Typical dumb-ass lib
DRT2322

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Sep 5, 2008
You're calling the people on this forum cruel? What about the man that victimized these girls? Who's the cruel one? I agree that he needs help, but he needs to get the help while in prison, where he can't hurt any other young children.
Lib Dem wrote:
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How can we be so cruel? This man obviously needs help. We need to get him proper counseling, not lock him in a cage. Let's quit making a society of prisoners and get people help. Vote Obama 2008!
WOW

Ann Arbor, MI

#16 Sep 5, 2008
Lib Dem wrote:
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How can we be so cruel? This man obviously needs help. We need to get him proper counseling, not lock him in a cage. Let's quit making a society of prisoners and get people help. Vote Obama 2008!
You, my freind, are an idiot.
banana

United States

#17 Sep 5, 2008
Dee wrote:
What's with these girls being on My Space or similar sites when they are in school? Those sites should be blocked from school computers, if there is a way. This guy is a scary, dangerous, creep, and there are many like him. Haven't these girls been warned time and again to stay off of those sites and not fall for the baloney from someone that sounds exciting? Wise up ladies!
The easy response is to Say "Shame on Mr. Bag Guy!"... however, I think Dee makes an excellent point. Young Ladies, how many times do you need to be told? There are creeps out their that will hurt you if you give them a chance. This is not a game. Quit inviting creeps into your lives... It is akin to playing with Fire.
And Finally, If you don't value yourself, then no one else will. As Dee so eloquently put it "Wise Up Ladies!- Quit making yourself the victim"
Batch37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#18 Sep 5, 2008
Lib Dem wrote:
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How can we be so cruel? This man obviously needs help. We need to get him proper counseling, not lock him in a cage. Let's quit making a society of prisoners and get people help. Vote Obama 2008!
I got a solution to the "society of prisoners" for his crime. Incinerator. Ashes do not take up much space and require no maintenance.
DRT2322

Grand Rapids, MI

#19 Sep 5, 2008
And again - women (and men too) need to pick and chose their partners a little more carefully, and really should use protection. But someone with AIDS has the responsibility of telling their partners that they have it, both legally and morally. Just because "people will hurt you if you allow them" doesn't make what this man did right, and he deserves to be punished.
banana wrote:
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The easy response is to Say "Shame on Mr. Bag Guy!"... however, I think Dee makes an excellent point. Young Ladies, how many times do you need to be told? There are creeps out their that will hurt you if you give them a chance. This is not a game. Quit inviting creeps into your lives... It is akin to playing with Fire.
And Finally, If you don't value yourself, then no one else will. As Dee so eloquently put it "Wise Up Ladies!- Quit making yourself the victim"
DRT2322

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Sep 5, 2008
Ha, my bad. I should read a little more carefully - I was apparently stuck on the guy with AIDS who didn't tell his partners. My opinion is still kind of the same. This guy was preying on children - and children, no matter how often they're told, have then mentality that it won't happen to them. These girls are victims, and I'm sure had no intention of trying to make it that way. This is a sick man, who like the AIDS guy I decided to talk about earlier, needs to be locked up and punished for his crime. Sorry about the goof - don't know what I was thinking!
Paula

Holland, MI

#21 Sep 5, 2008
The Preacherman60 wrote:
PARENTS!!! Pay attention to your kids web use!
Don't let ANY kid have uncontrolled web access.
I have windows vista and can set the times that my daughter is on line, restict the web sites and I get a report the sites that she has been on. Doesn't tell me what was done on those sites, but I can at least monitor where she has been. I also have heard that parents can install a type of spyware on the computer to check up on their kids. Sounds a little dreastic, but with these wackos running loose, you almost have to consider it!
Eddie

Pine Bluff, AR

#22 Sep 5, 2008
Send him to Jessie Jackson an let him "Cut his nuts off".end of problem
Eddie

Pine Bluff, AR

#23 Sep 5, 2008
Lib Dem wrote:
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How can we be so cruel? This man obviously needs help. We need to get him proper counseling, not lock him in a cage. Let's quit making a society of prisoners and get people help. Vote Obama 2008!
How can you be so naive he doesn't want help other wise he wouldn't keep doing it.Bet if he was from the inner city and selling drugs you would have a differnt answer.

Since: Jul 08

Portage, MI

#24 Sep 5, 2008
Batch37 Pain Is Good wrote:
<quoted text>I got a solution to the "society of prisoners" for his crime. Incinerator. Ashes do not take up much space and require no maintenance.
I wish more people thought like you :)

Can we do this after they are found guilty and skip the appeals? THAT would make wayyyy too much sense!

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