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Sexual Predators

Hey Yale, Can You Tell Me What's Going On?

Elaine Williams | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Elaine Williams

Moving forward, when a sexual assault is reported on a college campus, it is investigated thoroughly and quickly, with an outside party overseeing the procedure. The outside party could be local law enforcement or a federal agency.

The Real Heroes -- Standing Up to Sexual Predators

Avital Zeisler | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime
Avital Zeisler

By taking action, Michael M. and John Kirby were able to provide investigators with information. As difficult as this must have been for them, they acted not to save themselves but to help prevent other boys from being exploited by a sexual predator.

Facebook's 'Nearby Friends' May Be Trouble

Russ Warner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

Despite good intentions, Nearby Friends presents challenges for those concerned about cyberbullying, stalking and privacy. Because most teens are not very cautious when adding "friends" on Facebook, this new service could be more of a disservice.

Would You Post Your Deepest Secrets Online?

Lindsey Saletta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Lindsey Saletta

If you had a deep, dark, potentially life-damaging secret, would you post it on a public website for strangers to comment on? No? Well, what if it was anonymous? Still no?

Campbell Brown's Ridiculous Attack on Teacher Unions

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Education
Dave Johnson

Today's ridiculous attack on teacher unions is one that accuses them of supporting sexual predators in schools. Let's see if we can figure out what's behind it.

Who Will Speak for Child Rape Victims?

Jon Leiberman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime
Jon Leiberman

That said, I continue to maintain we don't do enough for victims of child sex abuse. We don't do enough to the monsters who prey on young children. We give too many second (and third) chances and then we wonder what went wrong.

Beware of Legal Threats Social Networks Pose

Russ Warner | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime
Russ Warner

Be cautious and smart when using social networking sites. The feeling of anonymity that comes from no face-to-face interaction is an illusion. All information and photos, once posted publicly, is free to access and use and stays in server farms for years to come.

Your Child: A Sheep Among the Wolves

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 10.14.2013 | Crime
Jason P. Stadtlander

I'm not talking about drugs, porn, sex or anything of the sort -- this can all be discussed and handled. The greatest dangers lurk in the idle activities children engage in while reaching out to peers stemming from the need to connect.

Online Sexual Predators Beware: There's a New 'Bot' in Town

Russ Warner | Posted 10.09.2013 | Crime
Russ Warner

With natural language processing and memory of past conversations, Negobot uses slang, misspellings, and pop-culture knowledge to sound like a stereotypical teenage girl.

10 Ways to Prevent an Abduction

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.13.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

The old-school training a lot of us received early on was, "Don't talk to strangers" -- as if strangers were the dangerous ones.

Catfish: Why Parents Need To Discuss It With Their Teens

Sue Scheff | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology
Sue Scheff

We have heard the horror stories of cyberbullying over the past several years, and they never get easier to hear. Catfishing is an extended branch of online harassment that takes cruelty to a new level.

Gruesome Details Of Infamous Serial Killer Revealed

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.16.2012 | Crime
Peter Worthington

He liked having secret power over life and death. No doubt about that. Still, he was mildly puzzled why he did it. From the moment he first picked up Terri Lynn that morning, he knew he was going to kill her. It added excitement to sex. And he knew he would kill again. The last in a three part series from Predator: The Life and Crimes of Serial Killer Clifford Olson.

A Serial Killer Lures His prey

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.16.2012 | Crime
Peter Worthington

At first Terri Lynn didn't notice the car that pulled up beside her. The man driving was smiling-- a nice smile. He had dark, wavy hair and eyes that danced. He was wearing neat, sporty clothes and the car was clean. "Where are you headed?" he asked out the passenger window. Part 2 of Predator: The Life and Crimes of Serial Killer Clifford Olson continues.

Introduction To A Serial Killer

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.16.2012 | Crime
Peter Worthington

Details of the murders of Canada's most notorious serial killer, Clifford Olson, have never been made public -- until now. In the first of a three-part series from the newly published Predator: The Life and Crimes of Serial Killer Clifford Olson, award-winning Canadian journalist Peter Worthington describes how he got to know Olson, and the peculiar relationship that unfolded.

Sex Predator Loose On Campus

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.03.2012 | College

American University in Washington, D.C., has been shaken by four recent reports of sexual assault near campus. All occurred late at night or early mor...

Jerry's Kids

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

There are thousands out there who have come forward and will come forward but only when they are ready, their memory triggered, the pain re-surfaces and is too much to carry and own in 2012.

Massive Child Porn Bust Saves 18 Kids

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 06.08.2012 | Crime

A joint effort by two federal agencies netted a massive number of alleged child predators. A reported 190 sexual predators were captured and 18 chi...

Feds: Fake Justin Bieber Was Real Sexual Predator

Posted 01.04.2013 | Miami

Federal authorities have indicted a Florida man for allegedly posing as Justin Bieber online, promising young girls backstage passes and free tickets ...

PHOTOS: New Pics Of 'Well-Dressed Groper' Who's Still At Large

Posted 05.11.2012 | New York

The NYPD has released new photos of the "well-dressed groper" who remains at large after a man was falsely accused and cleared of all charges linking ...

Want to Undermine Science in Public Policy? Start With Sex

Dr. Marty Klein | Posted 06.30.2012 | Science
Dr. Marty Klein

The facts about sexuality should not be trivialized into a matter of opinion. As Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but everyone is NOT entitled to their own facts.

Friends, Neighbors Convinced Vanderwoude Is Not 'Well-Dressed Groper'

Posted 04.16.2012 | New York

Friends and neighbors of Karl Vanderwoude don't believe he could possibly be the "well-dressed groper"-- the sexual predator implicated in four attack...

Online Dating Sites To Screen For Sexual Predators

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.20.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Three leading online dating sites have agreed to screen for sex offenders and take other measures to protect their members after a...

Former DA Gets Minimum Sentence

Posted 01.20.2012 | Denver

The former Montrose District Attorney who pleaded guilty last October to criminal extortion and unlawful sexual contact received a sentence that has d...

AC360 Reveals How Penn State Fails Victims Again

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 01.17.2012 | Media
Rosalind Wiseman

I have a suggestion for the chief of police who hid in his office rather than talk to the reporter. Instead of cowering, he should get himself in front of that camera.

What Not To Wear

Ellie Williams | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Ellie Williams

I believe that the people in power should be protecting my rights and creating a safer environment for everyone, not advising me on my wardrobe.