MySpace led to sexual exploitation of...

MySpace led to sexual exploitation of five teens

There are 126 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 15, 2007, titled MySpace led to sexual exploitation of five teens. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Sound Beach man used a MySpace page to contact and sexually exploit at least five boys between the ages of 12 and 14, the Suffolk police said.

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gomez adams

United States

#28 Jun 15, 2007
Gas chamber.
malcolm x

United States

#29 Jun 15, 2007
Centereach is a white trash hell hole. The coolest place to hang out is white castle.
Pollie

Chester, CT

#30 Jun 15, 2007
Liberty wrote:
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ummm.....Sound Beach is NOT the ghetto of white trash Rocky Point.....But I do believe that Centereach is the ghetto of white trach Coram
Huh?
person

Mahwah, NJ

#33 Jun 15, 2007
Why the hell are these kids on Myspace? 12-14 is too young to be on myspace. Myspace needs to have an age limit, so that only those who are 16 and over can register
Actually

AOL

#34 Jun 15, 2007
Bobby McGee wrote:
MySpace should be shut down they habor these creeps and refuse to turn over the info on them why do we let them stay in business when they are only harming our kids?
This is untrue. A few weeks ago, MySpace agreed to work with law enforcement regarding registered sexual offenders and others who prey on children. They recently handed over the names of approx 6 or 7 adult male sex offenders from Texas who were on MySpace. Those guys have been arrested.
Gregg in DEnver

Aurora, CO

#35 Jun 15, 2007
Bobby McGee wrote:
MySpace should be shut down they habor these creeps and refuse to turn over the info on them why do we let them stay in business when they are only harming our kids?
This is totally illogical. Millions of people use myspace and a handful use it for child predation, yet you want to shut the whole thing down? Think for a second if you can
oiram ifnab

Englewood, CO

#36 Jun 15, 2007
That's what MYSPACE is there for, it's a wholly owned subsidiary of NAMBLA. Wake up, parents!
wiw

Madison Heights, VA

#37 Jun 15, 2007
Bobby McGee wrote:
MySpace should be shut down they habor these creeps and refuse to turn over the info on them why do we let them stay in business when they are only harming our kids?
There is always gonna be one, isn't there. Myspace is no more the problem than a cop chasing a robber is to blame for a crash. You are selfish and IMO stupid to want to shut down something enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people because some misuse it. You may as well ban scissors because sometimes people get stabbed with. Give me strength!
Zods Buddy

West New York, NJ

#38 Jun 15, 2007
Mark wrote:
They should chop off his genitals. People like this cannot be rehabilitated
I totally agree with this punishment. It will never pass as a law though, so maybe we can rise up (like Al Sharpton) and do it ourselves.
Mutual

Nürnberg, Germany

#39 Jun 15, 2007
With that many boys, it had to be a mutually agreed upon arrangement enjoyed by all parties. And in all probability, no REAL damage was being done to the boys - but now they will be traumatized by the police and legal system. And Burkett will be crucified by these hate-mongering witch hunters. All in the name of political correctness....
Pete

Highland, NY

#40 Jun 15, 2007
Mutual wrote:
With that many boys, it had to be a mutually agreed upon arrangement enjoyed by all parties. And in all probability, no REAL damage was being done to the boys - but now they will be traumatized by the police and legal system. And Burkett will be crucified by these hate-mongering witch hunters. All in the name of political correctness....
Hi there in Germany. You understand that this is the land of the Mayflower and puritanism. What else can inspire the righteous indignation and venom that motivates us to police the world? Hmmmm, guess you guys had your day too once not so long ago.....

“Chi più sa meno crede”

Since: May 07

Bellmore

#42 Jun 15, 2007
They do have a minimum age, the kids lie.
person wrote:
Why the hell are these kids on Myspace? 12-14 is too young to be on myspace. Myspace needs to have an age limit, so that only those who are 16 and over can register
Is It True

Medford, NY

#44 Jun 16, 2007
deball this animal
hmmmmmm

Bronx, NY

#45 Jun 16, 2007
Liberty wrote:
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ummm.....Sound Beach is NOT the ghetto of white trash Rocky Point.....But I do believe that Centereach is the ghetto of white trach Coram
Wrong - Centereach and Coram are both ghetto unto themselves.
laura

Greenbackville, VA

#47 Jun 16, 2007
dont blame myspace - how about the court system that lets these guys roam around?? This is NOT the first time this guy has been in this kind of trouble.
CKJ

Brooklyn, NY

#48 Jun 16, 2007
We have a NAMBLA member here folks!

Children can't consent to sex, Mr. Sicko. They are too dependent on adults to meet their needs and in no position to say, "Please don't rape me again Mr. Sicko, even though you think it's ok and that I like it."

BTW, you're a sicko.
Viamund wrote:
Sounds like it was consensual sex to me. All consensual sex is the same. Human sexuality is harmless and those who try to convince you otherwise, are telling you a lie. The true danger is the sick, superstitious mindset that believes there are good victims and bad victims, good rape and bad rape, good murder and bad murder, good consensual sex and bad consensual sex. All consensual sex must be legalized. It is time to start condemning violence and not pleasure. What a sick country the U.S.A. has become because it is unable to separate Church from State. All religions are exactly the same.
Donna

Trenton, NJ

#49 Jun 16, 2007
We can all blame My Space, parents, and everything else, but the bottom line is these predators will do whatever they can to get to children. Megans Law is meant to notify you when a predator moves into your area, however in this day and age what good does that do when the predator doesn't even need to leave his house to lure children. It's time to change the laws and give these sickos life in prison. They cannot be rehabilitated.
exislander

Charlestown, NH

#50 Jun 16, 2007
There is no cure for this child molester. His actions will only escalate until he murders someone. Lock him up.
Laz

Astoria, NY

#51 Jun 16, 2007
This sicko lives right around the block from me! I am completely disgusted and horrified that this man was able to lure young boys into his home. Kids are so naive, and men like this are too manipulative. How about MANDATORY DEATH SENTENCE for ANYONE and EVERYONE that is ever found guilty of a sex crime?(Obviously that will never happen, nor do I expect it) But it seems like the only way to fully prevent these motherf***ing perverts from commiting crimes again. Jail doesn't work. Sex offender registries don't work! Mandatory castration! Or how about a year in jail with hourly "treatments" of the same thing they did to their victims - there's a good one!
Kaleb

Seattle, WA

#54 Jun 16, 2007
Stop it

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