Police: Upstate Teacher Solicits Onli...

Police: Upstate Teacher Solicits Online Sex from Teen

There are 29 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Jul 7, 2007, titled Police: Upstate Teacher Solicits Online Sex from Teen. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A teacher at Easley High School has been arrested after police say he used the Internet to try to get what he thought was a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him.

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judgement day

Mooresville, NC

#26 Jul 9, 2007
BWG wrote:
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Oh gee. Could they have deceived this fellow? Does their deception not equate entrapment and therefore shouldn't all charges be dropped?
No. He'll get his day in court and an attorney who will no doubt bring that into question.
The cops started trolling the internet for perverts when a few kids got lured into meeting some perverts off line, in the real world. Some got seduced, abused and murdered. So the cops started posing as "bait" and seeing what these nutjobs were upto. When they step over the line, they get arrested and charged. I guess exposing yourself via a web camera, to what you believe is a child is still a crime. Perhaps since this guy was a teacher you could console yourself that it is fortunate he has been identified before he did something to a student at the school.
Myself, as a parent I have no concerns about the police deceiving him. Forget the two wrongs don't make a right logic. I'm sure his lawyer will count on a few concerned citizens like yourself being on the jury. Just do the parents of this community a small favor and stay off jury duty.
With attitudes like yours why not just hang everyone and to hell with a persons day in court...Lets not forget the guys at Duke...Everyone had those guys hung out to dry... Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty. If they have the proof they calim cut his nuts off. But give him his day and make the law followed the way it was ment when it was written. I wonder if alll this would have been writtenif it was a woman doing it to a little boy..

“We Go Play Hoop”

Since: Jul 07

Myrtle Beach, SC

#27 Jul 9, 2007
judgement day wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder if alll this would have been writtenif it was a woman doing it to a little boy..
Yep...

Nobody is saying this guy doesn't deserve his day in court, and comparing this to the Duke case is apples and oranges. We're talking about an adult soliciting sex from what he thought was a 13 year old child (complete with chat log and photo evidence) and not some trumped up case by a druggie prostitute handled by a DA with a hard-on for re-election with no evidence.

It doesn't matter why a 13 year old got into the chat room. If it were a real child would you be so quick to jump to this guy's defense?
judgement day

Lexington, SC

#28 Jul 10, 2007
Spot On wrote:
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Yep...
Nobody is saying this guy doesn't deserve his day in court, and comparing this to the Duke case is apples and oranges. We're talking about an adult soliciting sex from what he thought was a 13 year old child (complete with chat log and photo evidence) and not some trumped up case by a druggie prostitute handled by a DA with a hard-on for re-election with no evidence.
It doesn't matter why a 13 year old got into the chat room. If it were a real child would you be so quick to jump to this guy's defense?
Thats my point...It wasn't a real child. If and I mean if, they would have met it would be a complete different story. Kids look up things on the internet and pop ups come up with just as explicit things as the guy probably showed and possibly worseon his web cam. The main case here is that they did not meet from what is presented here for evidence. The case can be made for exposure or something to that effect, but nothing more. I disagree with your point apples and oranges. My point being, let the man have his day. Lets not judge so quickly.

“We Go Play Hoop”

Since: Jul 07

Falls Church, VA

#29 Jul 10, 2007
The law doesn't state that they have to meet for it to be considered solicitation. All it takes is for him to say something stupid like "Do you want to have sex?" or webcam his genitals. The way the laws are written, it leaves a lot of room for the cops to move in quickly to protect children. That's why they are written that way. They don't interpret intention because intent can't be legislated, but they come close.

Just as with prostitution, no money has to change hands. The mere discussion of costs for service can get someone arrested for the solicitation of prostitution.

Ultimately, parents should always monitor their children on the internet, but not all do (because they don't care or are naive.)

Definitely give him his day in court, but if they had enough evidence to arrest him, chances are really good he's in a world of trouble. If he is found innocent, then great! I for one, as a parent of 4 children, am happy to read about one more potential danger off of the streets.

With all due respect, your comment about not judging so quickly doesn't really explain why you disagree with me about the apples and oranges comment. I'd be interested in understanding how you think these cases are similar?

“We Go Play Hoop”

Since: Jul 07

Falls Church, VA

#30 Jul 10, 2007
Oh and one more thing... you're right, no it wasn't a real child, but he thought it was and all of his actions were centered around his belief that he was communicating with a 13 year old. If you had a 13 year old child on the internet, and they were chatting with an adult who was webcamming naked pics to your child, wouldn't you be upset? God help you if not.
judgement day

Madison, IN

#31 Jul 11, 2007
Have you ever surfed the web?? If not try it, see what pop ups happen and what material is contained in them. I do in fact have a 12 year old girl. I monitor her every movement on the net. Have blockers in place ect. I for one take parenting seriously. I am old school.. I know what she wears to school, I monitor who she hangs out with, and what she watches on tv, reads etc. Call me overbarring, but she knows what is right and wrong and what a slut dresses like. There is nothing fashionable abut a 12 year old showing clevage at that age or tight jeans that show they're little butts.
Any parents that allows they're child to wear these kinds of provacative clothing is sending a bad message. When did it become fashionable to sllow our young daughters to dress in red light district style clothing??

Now onto your comment of apples and oranges.. I was stating that being quick to judge. Everyone believed what they read in the paper and other news media. Might be just trumped up charges. Do we really know??? I do have this to say to all men...Be careful of who you look at, where you look and at whom you look at. There are no laws in South Carolina to protect you. Any woman anytime time came make something up and say you did something and the media will have you hung before you get to trial.
735stacey

Little River, SC

#32 Jul 12, 2007
judgement day wrote:
Have you ever surfed the web?? If not try it, see what pop ups happen and what material is contained in them. I do in fact have a 12 year old girl. I monitor her every movement on the net. Have blockers in place ect. I for one take parenting seriously. I am old school.. I know what she wears to school, I monitor who she hangs out with, and what she watches on tv, reads etc. Call me overbarring, but she knows what is right and wrong and what a slut dresses like. There is nothing fashionable abut a 12 year old showing clevage at that age or tight jeans that show they're little butts.
Any parents that allows they're child to wear these kinds of provacative clothing is sending a bad message. When did it become fashionable to sllow our young daughters to dress in red light district style clothing??
Now onto your comment of apples and oranges.. I was stating that being quick to judge. Everyone believed what they read in the paper and other news media. Might be just trumped up charges. Do we really know??? I do have this to say to all men...Be careful of who you look at, where you look and at whom you look at. There are no laws in South Carolina to protect you. Any woman anytime time came make something up and say you did something and the media will have you hung before you get to trial.
I hear ya! Went with my son to take his senior portraits the other week and was amazed at how trampy the girls were dressed for their pictures. Do they really want to be remembered by posterity looking like a $20 ho? Tired of seeing preteen girls bellies, butts & boobs hanging out of their clothes. Then I ask myself where are their mothers to give them guidance only to see that they're dressed just like that, too. Sad is what it is.
OH PLEASE

Lexington, SC

#33 Jul 12, 2007
735stacey wrote:
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I hear ya! Went with my son to take his senior portraits the other week and was amazed at how trampy the girls were dressed for their pictures. Do they really want to be remembered by posterity looking like a $20 ho? Tired of seeing preteen girls bellies, butts & boobs hanging out of their clothes. Then I ask myself where are their mothers to give them guidance only to see that they're dressed just like that, too. Sad is what it is.
So true. I have 2 pre teen daughters and they are not allowed to dress like that. Kids are growing up way to fast these days. They know way more than I ever did at that age.
Justice 4 All

Maxton, NC

#34 Jul 19, 2007
Chemtrails 101 wrote:
What are chemtrails? Bets are if you watch the sky for a few weeks you will see them. They resemble jet contrails in that they start out as a white line of 'trail' from an aircraft.
Unlike contrails, they can be very low and are sometimes tinged with oranges, yellows or purples or even reflect oily rainbows in them.
Analysis of chemtrail spray have turned up powdered aluminum, barium, pathogens and even dried human blood cells.
When you see Chemtrails, it's obvious. They are commonly see in patterns of "X" or "tic-tac-toe", parallel lines and random etches.(Again,'normal air traffic" follows set and rigid air flight paths and do not fly where they feel like it in repeat, tight patterns). The lines can reach from horizon to horizon or be confined to a specific section of sky. Also commonly reported is the eventual oily "airport smell" , a 'metallic' smell or the smell of chemicals. This was two reasons people noticed them, but the main reason is that they are making people sick. Chances are if you see spraying in your area, you will be sick the next day or possibly within hours. You know those times, out of nowhere, you got a sore throat, or felt like you had the flu, or woke up in the morning feeling all stuffed up and achy? I bet if you had looked at the sky the previous day, you'd have seen Chems. The symptoms of "Chem-illness" include sore throat, "flu-like" feeling, diarrhea, itchy eyes, abdominal pain, joint aches and pain, headaches, fatigue and respiratory illnesses; upper respiratory and blood infections, severe asthma attacks, dizziness, inability to 'get a deep breath". People report symptoms lasting for as long as several months.
Chemtrails are being sprayed daily all over USA (and other countries too) in a white crisscross pattern. They contain diseases and chemicals which affect our state of consciousness. They can produce apathy which works in conjuction with fluoridation of the water, as well as aspartame and drugs. Fluoride disables the willpower section of the brain, impairing the left occipital lobe.
Nicely said, I have been reading about this for years but the mainstream press never reports about them. The average American has no idea what you are talking about because they are so celebrity-driven and brainwashed.

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