Short Takes – The Sexual Predator(s) in Our Midst


The Sexual Predator(s) in Our Midst

This story is not new, it just involves new people. I read an account of Maureen O’Hara’s entry into the Hollywood scene in 1945, before her stardom, when she was propositioned by a film studio owner, not identified in the article. Her Irish temper flared and she quickly put an end to his pretensions by telling him if what he wanted was a key to a Hollywood film career, then she was out. Charles Laughton in fact, saved her career.

So, it’s not a new story. It’s still happening and our daughters and grand daughters are not necessarily safe. Even the Boy and Girl Scout programs have been sucked into the perversion of the Left’s plan for sex neutrality. Scouting’s national leaders advanced the notion, for fairness sake of course, that homosexual men could be approved for Scout leadership roles. WTF? I don’t think that’s going to work well after this sexual predator stuff blows over and, it hasn’t even half started. The fallout will be brutal as well as disgusting.

We know “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In the sexual harassment cases now bursting out in the Hollywood entertainment industry, the DC swamp, and the Media, so far all Liberal Leftists, are simply the old game being played out by new people who exercise  authority over other people who really, really want something (film fame for example) and who are willing to compromise their morals to achieve it. Not all do of course, like Maureen O’Hara, but many do. They might not like it, they might be offended by it, but many do succumb to it. Too, in today’s new America, gay’s, pervert’s and transgenders have openly come out under Obama’s tutelage, to enter the fray, not necessarily to advance their careers, or choose which bathroom to use, but to find easy prey for seduction.

On the political front, apart from Al Franken, it is reported that Rep. John Conyers is in hospital suffering from a stress complaint? I’m not surprised. At 88 years old, he quite possibly is suffering a little bit of the ‘shame’ for his actions that was drilled into us as children, by our parents, our school teachers, our neighbors and our ministers, black and white, back in the 1940’s and 50’s. That’s all gone now. We are left in the hands of perverts, nincompoops and Democrats to tell us how to live in a world of happy diversity and multiculturalism, all while fending off new threats from Sharia Law that permits the raping of infidel women. Conyers’ lawyer said all the complainants against him were from “White Women,” meaning apparently, their complaints were unjustified. Well, no, that’s not what it means at all. What it really means is that Conyers only targeted White Women. Could he be a closet Muslim?

The danger here is that for years these powerful politicians, movie directors, studio owners and Liberal college professors and media icons, have stood as “role models” for the younger men in their employee. Therefore the lessons that cheapen one gender, women, are encouraged as acceptable for the next generation of men to emulate and so on. Another problem sure to face us is that filling the management voids now occurring by the firings of predators, will be challenged by screaming feminists demanding control of the male ego. If a young woman and a young man are in the wooing stage for the purpose of matrimony, a natural act, the feminists will immediately poison the well. Let’s not forget tenured male Progressive professors in America’s communist colleges and universities. Will they be exempt? We haven’t looked there yet.

We’re in trouble folks and we must tread very easily. The weapon of accusation and innuendo can do as much or more damage than a real act and must be seriously guarded against. Roy Moore is a good example of unproven accusations poisoning the well.

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (01Dec17)

“Operation Rattlesnake” Targets On-line Child Predators

Press Release

“Operation Rattlesnake” Targets On-line Child Predators

Decatur, GA (10/10/17) – As a result of a proactive undercover investigation coordinated by the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC), the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, and the Hall County District Attorney’s Office, five (5) people were arrested over a four-day period beginning Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Those arrested were charged with O.C.G.A. 16-12-100.2, Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 2007.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.

“Operation Rattlesnake” was a four-day proactive effort centered in Hall County, GA.  The operation took several months of planning.  The arrestees, ranging in age from 23 to 58, traveled from areas around metro Atlanta with the intent to meet a child for sex.  One person that was arrested was a registered sex offender with previous convictions for child molestation and statutory rape.

The goal of “Operation Rattlesnake” was to arrest persons who communicate with children on-line and then travel to meet them for the purpose of having sex.  In addition, the operation targeted those that are willing to exploit children by purchasing sex with a minor. On-line child predators visit chat rooms and websites on the internet, find children, begin conversations with them, introduce sexual content and arrange a meeting with the children for the purpose of having sex.  The children these predators target are both boys and girls.  Since 2014, the Georgia ICAC Task Force has arrested over 100 people in similar operations.  

Over the course of the multi-day operation, investigators had almost 300 exchanges with subjects on various social media or internet platforms. More than 60 of those were exchanges in which the subject initiated contact with whom they believed to be a minor and directed the conversation towards sex. In some of those cases, the subject introduced obscene or lude content, often exposing the minor (UC) to pornography or requesting the child take nude or pornographic images for them. More than 170 exchanges involved websites used for dating, socializing, or even websites used for classified advertisements.  Although some websites promote themselves as being for “adults-only” it is not uncommon for law enforcement to work cases in which children access these sites, establish profiles claiming to be older, and then find themselves vulnerable to victimization, harassment, blackmail, or assault. More than a dozen subjects were identified as communicating simultaneously with multiple investigators posing as minors. Such activity confirms what investigators uncover conducting these types of investigations: that many predators specifically seek out minors on such websites to groom them as potential victims for sexual contact.

Along with those agencies who participated in the planning and coordinating of the operation, eleven (11) additional law enforcement agencies participated in “Operation Rattlesnake” as members of the Georgia ICAC Task Force. These agencies were:

    1. Brookhaven Police Department
    2. Coweta County Sheriff’s Office
    3. Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
    4. Gainesville Police Department
    5. Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC)
    6. Hall County Solicitor’s Office
    7. Hall Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad
    8. LaGrange Police Department
    9. Oakwood Police Department
    10. Richmond County Sheriff’s Office
    11. Roswell Police Department

The proactive on-line investigation was a coordinated effort among the participating law enforcement agencies to combat this activity.  Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch stated, “This operation is a prime example of interagency planning and cooperation.  I am proud that we were able to host the task force at our facility to carry it out.  Moreover, I hope that these arrests send a loud and clear message: the exploitation of children will not be tolerated in Hall County.  We look forward to working with the ICAC task force whenever needed to stop these predators. Hall County is a great community and we will work relentlessly to ensure that it remains a safe place for our children.” GBI Special Agent in Charge, and Commander of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Debbie Garner remarked “The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is one of our most active member agencies.  We appreciate their daily efforts to combat child exploitation.  This type of cooperation and collaboration is invaluable in the effort to keep our children safe from predators who seek to harm them.  This successful operation was a partnership between all the agencies involved. We will continue to aggressively work together to protect our children.”  

The following were arrested and charged in Hall County as part of “Operation Rattlesnake”:

  1. Melo Hairapetian, W/M, Morris, IL, 28 years of age, construction worker
  2. Baribefe Monkpe, B/M, Lawrenceville, GA, 23 years of age, employment unknown
  3. Anthony Jordan, W/M, Newnan, GA, 37 years of age, unemployed
  4. Drake Cook, W/M, Athens, GA, 23 years of age, retail store employee
  5. James Herndon, W/M, Flowery Branch, GA, 58 years of age, pharmacist

The Georgia ICAC Task Force is comprised of 200+ local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, other related criminal justice agencies and prosecutor’s offices.  The mission of the ICAC Task Force, created by the U. S. Department of Justice and managed and operated by the GBI in Georgia, is to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in developing an effective response to cyber enticement and child pornography cases. This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education. The ICAC Program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the internet, the proliferation of child pornography, and the heightened online activity by predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims. By helping state and local law enforcement agencies develop effective and sustainable responses to online child victimization and child pornography, the ICAC program delivers national resources at the local level.  Arrests made by the Georgia ICAC Task Force have been steadily increasing over the last 3 years.  In 2014, the GA ICAC Task Force made 196 arrests.  The Georgia ICAC Task Force made 244 arrests in 2015, and in 2016, the Georgia ICAC Task Force made 340 arrests. The Georgia ICAC Task Force has made over 2,000 arrests since its inception in 2002. - Dedicated to serve the needs of the community. Provide a source of real news-Dependable Information-Central to the growth and success of our Communities. Strive to encourage, uplift, warn, entertain, & enlighten our readers/viewers- Honest-Reliable-Informative.

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