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Pedophiles Use Internet for Deception

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Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 09:53 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The rule of thumb with child predators and pedophiles that has unfortunately been proven correct time after time is: There is never just one victim.

The Washington Post writes of one Douglas Le a 25–year–old chemistry teacher at Gilroy High School in Santa Clara County.

Le, like almost all child molesters, led a double life. The Post says he was the “cool” teacher at school, without any evidence, other than his age to back the assertion up, but at night in the privacy of his own home he was “Rae Pelletier.”

So far this sounds like the usual dating app scam, but it gets worse, fast.

Rae Pelletier was a photoshopped image of an unidentified pornographic actress. Think of Pelletier as Facebook bait. Le used his false account to persuade gullible teenage boys to send “explicit photos and videos on Facebook.”

I’m just guessing here, but I imagine these parents broke the first and second rule of cybersafety for teenagers: Don’t let your child have a computer in his room and closely monitor all cellphone usage.

“We have identified nine juvenile male victims that he catfished and that he both sent nude pictures to and solicited nude pictures from,” Santa Clara Deputy District Attorney Jaron Shipp told Post. “While we’ve identified multiple child pornography victims, there’s evidence to suggest that there’s more of them.”

So far five of the unknown total of victims were students from Le’s classes. Which leads the investigators to believe “there was some planning to his approach.”

Le was arrested on 19 counts of various child molesting offences and faces more than eight years in prison if he’s convicted.

The Gilroy Unified School District immediately began covering its behind after the arrest. The Post found, “District Superintendent Deborah Flores said she wanted to reassure the school community that student safety remains administrators’ ‘highest priority.’”

Only this wasn’t Le’s first offense. There had been an earlier complaint where he sent texts with “inappropriate language” to students, but since he wasn’t arrested the district just put a strong letter in his file.

But that’s not what Celest Benn says. According to her she informed the district two years earlier about Le and her lawyer says there are two more families planning to sue the district.

Shipp says this case is why “young people should be wary of strangers” online. But better advice would be to tell parents to pay attention and don’t let your youngster communicate with real or fake porno personnel.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.




 

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