George Co. man accused of using Faceb...

George Co. man accused of using Facebook to stalk teen girls

Posted in the Lucedale Forum

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#1 Mar 22, 2012
Updated: Mar 21, 2012 11:00 AM CDT
By Patrice Clark

Facebook stalker back behind bars

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX)-
George County investigators say a convicted criminal is back in jail, charged with using Facebook to cyber stalk teenage girls. Cyber stalking is a crime where a person harasses a victim using electronic communication.

George County Sheriff's Investigator Billy Colburn said Willis McManus used the popular site to pursue 14 to 17-year-old girls.

"Two parents that came in and filed a report because their daughter and step-daughters were befriended by a gentleman who we found out later was in prison, previously served time in prison for cyber stalking.

According to Colburn, soon After McManus was released from prison in October, he began searching school websites for teen girls. Investigators said the 41-year-old then set up four fake Facebook accounts with no pictures to request and chat with teens.

"He was having explicit conversations with the juveniles, trying to set up meetings with them, so that they can meet and have physical contact," Colburn said.

McManus is now charged with two counts of cyber stalking. Deputies said they were able to link him to the Facebook pages by tracing the address on the account.

"This not only causes physical danger, it causing a mental danger for your children, too."

Investigator Trey Collins applauds the parents for reporting the incident. The father of three said he too tries to always monitor his kids' computer time.

"If I feel they are going to be exposed to something that is not going to meet my approval, I will not allow," Collins said. "Parents have to be involved with their children's Facebooks."

These investigators said keeping young people safe is important, especially in the social media world.

"Try to eliminate any threats where they begin," Collins said.

George County investigators said additional charges are pending as the investigation continues.

Copyright 2012 WLOX. All rights reserved.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#2 Mar 22, 2012
anyone know this guy?
Geaux

Jackson, MS

#3 Mar 22, 2012
It's great that these parents are involved enough in their child's life to catch this before something bad were to happen.

Kudos to the parents!

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#4 Mar 22, 2012
If I don't know you, I will not have you for a friend on FB and I have unfriended a few that I did not like their language. Kids should only friend people they know - it is sad that we have so many sick folks - this guy needs to be executed. If you cannot stay out of jail, the tax payers should have you executed.
Geaux

Jackson, MS

#5 Mar 22, 2012
cipsaw wrote:
If I don't know you, I will not have you for a friend on FB and I have unfriended a few that I did not like their language. Kids should only friend people they know - it is sad that we have so many sick folks - this guy needs to be executed. If you cannot stay out of jail, the tax payers should have you executed.
I agree, I don't even friend anyone that I haven't talked to in the last year. It seems a bit pointless to share personal info with people you don't talk to or have never met.
JustSaying

Meadville, MS

#6 Mar 22, 2012
Are we blaming the children?

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#7 Mar 22, 2012
JustSaying wrote:
Are we blaming the children?
No I am not blaming the children, however, if you are not mature enough to intelligently pick your FB friends you should not be on FB. My grandson is not allowed to be on FB because he is not mature. The teenagers made a bad choice.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#8 Mar 22, 2012
cipsaw wrote:
If I don't know you, I will not have you for a friend on FB and I have unfriended a few that I did not like their language. Kids should only friend people they know - it is sad that we have so many sick folks - this guy needs to be executed. If you cannot stay out of jail, the tax payers should have you executed.
Can't fault you there, I check out everyone wanting to befriend me. Sometimes I have to unfriend them later. Just common sense to be careful.

Since: Mar 12

Harvest, AL

#9 Mar 26, 2012
The_SCOOP wrote:
anyone know this guy?
I had a run in with this piece of sh** a few years ago. I received a random text from this guy who was looking for young girls. He was VERY EXPLICIT about what he wanted to do if you know what I mean. I pretended to be 13 years old and home alone in Pecan Circle. So me and one of my friends went to Pecan Circle and watched over the vacant apartment where the "girl" was supposed to be, and low and behold the bast*** actually showed up. When he saw us coming towards him, he ran. So me and my friend went and talked to Don Hartley about this. He showed me a mugshot of the guy and I identified him. My wife also used to work for Alltel in Lucedale and she said that parents were constantly coming in to the store and complaining about their teenage daughters receiving random messages from this sorry azz guy.
kid

Mobile, AL

#10 Jan 20, 2013
he was my uncle he molested me when i was 3 im 20 now
Concerned

Lewiston, ID

#11 Nov 26, 2013
kid wrote:
he was my uncle he molested me when i was 3 im 20 now
besides being a pervert I need information on the man recently a friend of my was trying to help this person but I became concerned when I spoke with him recently and he kept saying he has another personality ? Please help me I am concerned he is stalking my friend. Who now wants nothing to to with him!!
I KNOW

Lumberton, MS

#12 Dec 4, 2013
Concerned wrote:
<quoted text> besides being a pervert I need information on the man recently a friend of my was trying to help this person but I became concerned when I spoke with him recently and he kept saying he has another personality ? Please help me I am concerned he is stalking my friend. Who now wants nothing to to with him!!
Her best bet would be to go to the cops and get a restraining order on him. He wont stop.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Lucedale Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Election Nov '16 trump 1
Kim Dailey (May '15) Nov '16 Too_Funny 47
Public showers Sep '16 Lindy 1
Help us lay our friend to rest. Any donation ap... Sep '16 sickANDtired 2
News Sound Off (Jun '09) Sep '16 sickANDtired 15
looking for old friends Sep '16 Pamela Christense... 5
News Transgender man sent to prison for sex crimes a... Sep '16 TerriB1 1

Lucedale Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Lucedale Mortgages