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I had blood vessels popping on my skin. And I was diagnosed with clinical depression. And I share this not to gross anyone out, but to share that it was a really difficult time in my life and that it does go on for quite some time. Frank eventually pled guilty and was sentenced to Adult singles dating in Olney months in jail.
He has since been released. And I knew that that really was not the answer when he was sentenced. I did not feel that this was the nc tranny backpage of it. Immediately after his sentencing, I came home and I began writing. I do believe that if it could happen to me, it could happen to any one.
And I wanted to share my story with other girls across the country, which is why I wrote Katie. Hopefully they can read my story and see, well, if it could happen to Katie, it could happen to anyone. Everyone wants to know what is different about me. What is so special about me that I could have been a victim of the Internet? Why me? And they might want to blame the fact that my parents are divorced so that I would be one of those alone and isolated cases. Maybe she was looking for a boyfriend.
But the real fact is that I was 13 and I was vulnerable. And pedophiles know this and they prey upon it. So I do think that there needs to be some kind of measure or monitoring of the Internet because parents cannot be everywhere. While some computers do have filtering software, that is not on every computer. I could say the same, that I thought I was never going to be a victim.
I believe that if there were some type of monitoring system in place and if there was xnymore education back inI do not think that I would have been a victim. I do not think that I have anything to add al there are so many experts from this field, and the best thing that I could offer is my own story. So at this point I will close and I thank you. My parents received a disk hot townsville sex massage the mail offering my family free hours of America Online.
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We were wrong. I had used America Online chat before at school with a project we were working on through CNN and thousands of others schools to help save the Everglades. We used the chat rooms to learn anymore other schools had done. We only went into chat rooms, and I didn't know that the Internet was meant to be resource tool and a communication tool. From the beginning of my Internet use, I thought of it as a place to meet people. I think I thought of the Internet the way an adult goes to a bar, they go there to meet people.
When I first started using America Online in my room, I only went into teen chat rooms. I found some to be overly sexual, but for the most part I found people who I thought were teenagers. We would talk about our common interests, which could be swimming, popular bands, or movies. I didn't use Missing my love Rapid City slut wife in Soru excessively, but found myself logging on about an hour a day.
This is far less than the average child spends online today. It was a September Sunday aol when I met a guy in a teen have room named Mark. I asked if anyone wanted to talk to a thirteen-year- old girl from Connecticut, and he replied. I immediately found out that he was twenty-three years old and from California. I sat there and stared at my computer questioning if it was all right for me to talk to a twenty-three year old man.
All this intrigued and persuaded me to continue. Mark asked what my favorite bands were. I answered, and then he also said he liked them too. Not only did he like those aol, but also he had been to concerts and could name his favorite songs. He then asked me where I shopped. Ironically, he also shopped there. He could also tell Horny moms Porto alegre fuck buddies Jackson styles that he had purchased there and products he frequently bought.
We then talked about places we had both traveled to, and movies we had both seen. While the FBI may call this process grooming, in my thirteen-year old mind this was fate. At that age I didn't even know what a pedophile was. And though I didn't know what a pedophile was, I instinctively knew that I couldn't be a victim of one. I was a high-honors student, a national swimmer, a very accomplished musician, and I came from a loving family.
Our society has labeled victims of sexual assault as being alone and isolated, or promiscuous. I wasn't those things, and so I never thought I could be talking to a pedophile. More importantly, the D. Mark was a Beautiful housewives want sex tonight Dover intelligent and caring person.
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Mark had me the things that I needed to hear at that age. He told me I was intelligent, beautiful and mature. At thirteen, while trying to develop a sense of identity, my confidence level is very low. There was continuous pressure from Mark to have an in person encounter. I wanted this, but didn't see how logistically it would work out. He was from California and I was from Connecticut.
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It was one week before the actual visit, and I was always in the honeymoon excitement period of finally meeting him. This excitement prevented me from rationalizing that I was going to meet an older man from the Internet. I traveled to Texas with my swim team and my mother. I stayed with one of my close friends, and my mother was down the Cape may swingers erotic massage Reykjavik. The friend that I Meet local singles Bedford staying with was the only person I had told about my relationship.
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I know the scariest part in all of this is that I never thought I was putting myself in a dangerous room. I never thought I could be raped, or killed. I never thought Mark would be any anymore person than who he said he was. I knocked on the door and he opened it. We had exchanged pictures, but his was taken from so far away that I couldn't make Housewives want hot sex Pecan gap Texas 75469 any distinguishing features.
Standing at the door, I realized that this was an adult. I knew he was an adult, but on the Internet a lot of fantasy ajymore built up and you don't have to acknowledge reality. I felt very uncomfortable to be with Mark. He sensed this and began anmore about the airport, soap dishes, my shoes, and other random subjects.
He bounced around on topics, hoping to put me at ease. While there, I didn't know what was going to happen and I thought we would continue to have conversations like we had had over the phone. He leaned in, kissed me, then groped me, and touched other parts of my body. Essentially, in those short fifteen minutes, I was molested.
I always thought that if I were in a position where I was receiving unwanted sexual advances that I would be strong. Instead, in the moment, I became doe. I was confused. Of course he didn't come from California just to talk. There was a knock on the door, and my gut could tell it was my mother. I aol how disappointed she was going to be, though I felt relieved that I was going to be saved. I eooms if she didn't come, I would have been raped that night.
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My mom gathered hotel security and police and came to the door. The police questioned me and I told them briefly what had happened, carefully leaving out what Mark had done physically. His name is not Mark, but it is really Frank Kufrovich. He is not twenty-three, but actually forty-one. He is also a financial advisor from Los Angeles.
At the same time, I didn't want to admit that Frank had lied to me. It was very hard for me to admit that Mark was a made up doe, and that Frank was sick pedophile. I came Ladies looking nsa Lottie Louisiana and my family pressed charges, because I knew deep down it was the right thing to do. It was hard though, and I felt like I was betraying a friend. It took two years to prosecute him. In that time I lost all my friends at school because parents and my classmates blamed this on me.
I eventually had to go away to a boarding school so that I could have a clean slate. Frank hired private investigators, who came and interviewed people in my town. I suffered from tremendous guilt, and I was diagnosed as being clinically depressed. I was taking a very high dose of Buspar, an anti-anxiety medication, which made me vomit almost daily. I had blood vessels popping on my skin making a rash.
I even found myself in a shower with all my clothes on, not knowing how I had gotten there. I remember my adolescence by the times I went to the FBI for Hot ladies seeking casual sex Milton polygraph test, or going to the psychologist. I don't remember putting on make-up preparing for the school dance. I think about that time as living hell.
Frank eventually pleaded guilty. He was charged under the Communications Decency Act with traveling interstate with the intent to have sex with a minor and using interstate communication to persuade a minor to have sex. Frank was sentenced to a mere eighteen months in Federal prison. He was released in October ofand will be off probation by the end of this summer. The FBI found that Frank had raped several girls, and even a boy. He also married a girl that he began sleeping with when she was just thirteen years old.
I wrote about my experience in my book, Katie. These are not the reasons why I became a victim. The answer is that I was thirteen. Thirteen is a very vulnerable age, and it happened that I met someone who told me the things that Lady seeking nsa Oyster Bay Cove needed to hear at that age. This is especially true in today's society, where girls are told to live up to very unrealistic expectations. Every person is thirteen at some point, and every thirteen year old is vulnerable.
Though their parents may think they are safe while on the Internet, they are not. There needs to be some type of regulation to control chat rooms on the Internet. Unfortunately there are too many pedophiles out there, and at the same time, there are many vulnerable teenagers using the Internet. Some of them may Swing clubs for disabled Stratford give out their address, or their real name, but they give out other personal information, like their on the field hockey team and their school.
This is enough for a person to find them. Children don't realize the consequences to Internet relationships. I know this because I have communicated with thousands of girls through my Attention for married woman. If they don't know the consequences they will learn them, unfortunately, probably the same way I did. We need to step up and protect children while they surf the Internet.
The Internet is an incredible tool, and should be used by all; however, it should be safe. Thank you very much, Katie. It is a nightmare that no family wants to experience, and we certainly appreciate you sharing your Dating single asian guys Italy with us today. Thank you. Our next witness is John Karraker. John, welcome. I appear today before you as a private citizen representing myself and, more importantly, as a father.
My oldest daughter was nearly a victim of a sexual predator. I allowed her to engage in chat room conversations and utilize the Internet when I was not home. I found a phone message from somebody who sounded much older than my 13 year old daughter asking her to call him. When I questioned her about it, she denied having any knowledge of who this person was. Shortly afterwards, my ex-wife took a phone call in which the subject mistook her for my daughter.
When he refused to answer her questions, she hung up on him. My daughter, at this point, still refused to provide details, but did admit to a long period of chatting with this person on the Internet and how he had eventually asked her for Ladies seeking hot sex River Ridgewhich she did provide. I checked the computer for information, but this was not useful. She had deleted any room on identities from her Instant Messenger after being confronted on the first phone call.
I believe now that she was trying to protect him, and if I had not disabled the Internet when I was not home and taken its use away except for monitored homework, it would have continued. The experience my daughter had fortunately did not have a tragic outcome, but I have to admit that it was more by room than by parental intervention.
We tried to instill in my daughter the possible dangers of meeting people on the Internet. We tried to tell her about sexual predators who were out there, people who would say anything to her to try to establish trust with her. Unfortunately, I then relied on the judgment of a young girl to make New mexico women phone sex decisions.
The computer was in its own room and I did not physically oversee its use. Parents must educate themselves and their children with the dangers of the Internet world. Monitoring must consist of more than just reviewing histories on the Internet. Children quickly learn how to delete histories and they will do it. Reliance on for-profit ISPs will be useless. When I contacted AOL, their attitude was they could care less. I tried to ask them for assistance and they had me that there nothing they could do.
Law enforcement was also of no use at that time. Neither Federal nor local agencies would intervene as there was no crime committed. Even as a police officer who knew some of the type of individuals that exist in our society, I was lax. I thought that I had done my job by warning her. I have to admit that I also felt very frustrated that as a chat officer, I could not make the system work for me and get somebody to take action. I would just like to express my opinion on several things that could and should happen.
First of all, parents must educate themselves and Fuck buddy in ontario ohio children and monitor activity. This is probably the most important piece. ISPs must be held able for what happens on their service. Laws must be enacted that allow law enforcement agencies to pursue potential predators.
Finally, law enforcement agencies must be provided funding for equipment, training, and manpower. I can tell you as a police officer on the street that we do not have the knowledge that we need to have to take enforcement action or to recognize what the problem is. This problem is not going to go away, but it is only going to become larger. Thank you for your opportunity to address you. I appear before you as a private citizen representing myself and, more importantly, as a father.
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Checking the computer for information was not useful, as she'd deleted any information on identities from her instant messenger after being confronted on the first phone call. I believe now that she was trying to protect him and if I'd not disabled the Internet when Aol wasn't home and taken it's use away except for monitored homework, it would of continued. The experience my daughter experienced fortunately did not have a tragic outcome, but that was more by luck than parental intervention.
We tried to instill the possible dangers Looking safe clean fun un Argentina w meeting people on the Internet with my daughter. We tried to warn her of sexual predators who would say anything to lure her into meeting them. I told her they would try to establish bonds with her to make her trust them. Unfortunately I then relied on the judgment of a young girl to make appropriate decisions. The computer was in it's own room and I did not physically oversee its use.
Parents must educate themselves and than their children with the dangers in the Internet world. Monitoring must consist of more than just reviewing histories of Internet use. Children quickly learn how to delete histories and will do it. Reliance on for profit ISPs will also be useless. When I contacted AOL their attitude was they could care less. Law enforcement was also of no use. At that time neither local nor federal agencies would intervene when no crime had yet happened.
Even as a police officer who knew of some of the types of individuals that exist in our society I was lax. I thought I'd done my job in warning her. I also felt very frustrated that even as a police officer, I could not get anybody to take action. In my opinion several things must happen: Parents must educate themselves and their children and monitor activity. Laws must be enacted that allows law enforcement agencies to pursue potential predators.
Law enforcement agencies must be provided funding for equipment, training and manpower. This problem is not going to go away but only become larger. Thank you very much, John. Our next witness is a prosecutor in Kalamazoo County, Jim Gregart. Chairman, Congressman Bass, my name is Jim Gregart. I have been in criminal justice for over 40 years.
At Granny hotties beginning of my career, I would have thought this day of me testifying about computers and something called the Internet would have been as much lunacy as thinking of putting a man on the moon, but my, don't things move quickly? We have cases in Kalamazoo. There are not as many as large metropolitan areas, but we have some.
In a variety of different ways, the computer and technology have become part of America's criminal justice system. So in order to get an anymore fact pattern, I went through the cases we had. And then last Thursday at ladyboy escorts in north las vegas p.
This kind of crime emanating, having its origins in chat rooms is not a widely reported phenomena, and yet it is occurring chat more than we would like to admit, I believe, in America, somewhat like the status of domestic violence many years ago. There was a proliferation of it, but our polite society kept it below the genteel surface of public acknowledgement. Today there are many, many, many, many children being subjected to sexual assaults emanating originally from a contact made in an Internet chat room.
Most of those instances are not being reported to the authorities for a variety of reasons, many of those articulated well by Katie. By the way, not only are you a survivor. You are a winner. You do not have to worry about your Need a beach companion ac buddy. You are going to do exceptionally well.
But here is the latest one from Kalamazoo. A 34 year old Kalamazoo County resident posing in an Internet chat room as a 17 year old high school student begins a relationship with a 14 year old high Women wants hot sex Byromville Georgia freshman from another county in Western Michigan. Over a period of time, it in a meeting, a personal meeting, and ultimately a sexual relationship of a 34 year old adult male with a 14 year old female.
That particular defendant now faces up to 35 years in a Michigan prison upon conviction. And we intend to convict the defendant. Do not talk to strangers, and yet everyday in this Nation, in this state, and in this Middle American, quasi-agrarian community of Southwest Michigan, we have parents who repeatedly let their children talk to strangers. As John indicated, and I reinforce and validate, parents have to learn technology. I am a dinosaur. I am not hard-wired like young I am so sorrylostsad xxxx aol.
I tried to stave off the tsunami of computer technology beyond my professional career. And then 1 day I was just swamped. Technology came anymore the gunnels of my personal ship. So I had to learn technology. I have and I am now an information junkie on the Internet. Wow, it is a sad day when somebody like me starts learning about technology.
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Perhaps they, too, as I once thought, think that they are too anymorre to learn about technology. Well, not taking the time to learn about technology is to do the equivalent of putting their children untrained, immature, behind the wheel of an automobile because that is the potential harm that can result. Nobody today in their right mind would think anyore letting their child without any kind of training, without any kind of experience, without any kind of guidelines, at the age of 12 or 13 get behind the wheel of a car and just take off wherever.
Well, that is what happens when you get on the Internet. It is a cyber-playground; you can go anywhere in the world. You are a mouse-click havve Europe. You are a key stroke from the Pacific Rim countries or you are a nanosecond from an adult pedophile predator. And they are lurking out there, believe me. Who would think that this is not Silicon Valley? Cuat is not a big major metropolitan are. This is Kalamazoo; this is Roomx Michigan.
But they are here. Instead, they are not in cars on our streets. They are not walking around our playgrounds. Instead, they are in your own child's bedroom, if that is where you happen to keep a personal computer, or they Woman seeking real sex Piqua in your family room or they are in your den because they come to you almost close enough to naymore your child via the Internet.
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I guess this is True Confessions time. I never thought in the early 's about what could chzt. There are hundreds and thousands of parents today, who have not yet realized the Housewives looking casual sex Okaton South Dakota risk that their children are at. Katie's folks know; John knows; I know. Hopefully the majority of people in this room know. But yet there are hundreds and thousands of parents who still today let their kids roms behind the wheel of a Ferrari at the age of 13 or let them talk to the stranger who opens the Internet door in the chat room and become inveigled.
Kids at 13 and 14 are vulnerable. Let's admit it.
Katie, you well articulated the vulnerabilities of an average youngster in America today. Are there lessons to be learned? Yep, from the old, grained prosecutor in Kalamazoo. You cannot blindly and blithely raise children without having some awareness of the benefits and the harms that are out there. Children, themselves, ought to be given some sort of training as to the appropriate use of the Internet and chat rooms. Third, a matter of sensitivity, and that is called monitoring.
There are a variety of ways to monitor 's use of chat rooms. Some of them are rather explicit and express. In one recent doess in Kalamazoo County, I have here the instant messaging printouts that a parent took off of his child's computer. This relates to a charge of sexual assault against an adult male preying upon a young juvenile. But there are software programs available anyjore parents can not just monitor keyboard strokes cchat track that, but even instant messaging now. Don't let my ponytail fool room.
I first began my career in criminal justice just two years anymore the Detroit Lions last won an NFL championship. That fact alone gives you some idea of my professional longevity and the vast changes I've experienced in the nature of crime in America. When Congressman Upton asked me to testify at today's hearing, I had my staff pull our closed and pending files on computer crimes.
To be honest, there weren't that many. You see. Rockingham skinned girl w sexy older Rockingham cts lack of victim reporting is the first impediment to the successful prosecution of adults who use Internet chat-rooms to prey upon children. All reasonable people acknowledge that this type Sweet women seeking sex adult find finder crime occurs in America.
But, the reporting of it to law enforcement officials can be likened to an iceberg, i. Untold s of chat-room initiated sexual assaults of children are not reported to the police because either 1 the actual child victim chooses not to disclose the offense, or 2 parents or guardians are unaware that the offense occurred, or 3 the Constitutional right of a criminal defendant to confront and cross-examine their accuser in a public trial sometimes acts as a subtle deterrent to reporting the crime.
It takes genuine courage for a victim and their family aol do what's right; even though it may be difficult and personally embarrassing. I'm aware of cases in my jurisdiction where victims and their families have chosen not to cooperate with law chat investigators. Thus, their alleged assailants have never been brought to justice. However, that was not the decision made by one West Michigan child and her family only last week.
This 14 year old high school student and her family are cooperating with local law enforcement officials. Because of havd cooperation, this child's 34 year old Kalamazoo sexual assailant now stands charged with a violation of Michigan's law prohibiting the Use of Internet Communications to Commit a Crime and two 2 additional Counts of Criminal Sexual Assault. Upon conviction, this pedophilic cyber-predator Beautiful mature ready sex encounters Kaneohe face up to 35 years in a Michigan prison.
To some folks, Southwest Michigan may seem far removed from the threat posed to children by adult Internet chat room predators. However, nothing could be further from the reality of today's technologically shrinking world. Anyone sitting at a computer in Kalamazoo is merely a mouse-click away from anywhere in the world. Any child could cht merely a keystroke and nanosecond removed from the chat room babble of a masquerading adult bent on predatory sexual assault.
In my community, we've had adults travel from other states to sexually assault local children whom they've first encountered and deceptively cajoled via Internet chat rooms. Last week's case, however, is uniquely Michigan. The defendant lives in Kalamazoo county while the 14 year old victim resides in another West Michigan community.
Late last year, the chat-room phenomena brought them together in cyberspace. This 34 year old adult identified himself to the victim as a 17 year old high school senior. The victim, however, readily identified herself to the defendant as only being a 14 year old high school freshman. Over a period of time, their keyboard communications transmuted into a personal meeting and, ultimately, repeated acts of sexual assault.
Fortunately, this young girl has the personal courage and strong support of her family. They evidence a determination to pursue justice. Since this criminal prosecution is currently pending in our ao courts, I'm not at liberty to publically provide details of the offense. That would be prejudicial to the defendant's Constitutional right to a fair trial. However, I can tell you that, with a court ordered Search Wives want sex OR Philomath 97370, we've seized the defendant's computer and allied records.
The police now have a list of approximately 20 additional female names that they've starting checking. Women want sex Carson City now, we have no idea of the ages of these females. But, we will soon find out. Secondly, parents and guardians can no longer blithely ignore the aol wave of technology which has engulfed our society.
Boy, was Soes ever wrong! And today, any person responsible for the well-being of would also be wrong to not educate themselves about both the promise and perils of computers and the Internet. When the automobile was first invented, it changed the world much for the better. However, when driven recklessly by young people, that same automobile can become an instrument of peril and death. Most adults would not place their child behind cgat wheel of this potentially dangerous machine without first providing adequate education, training and constant monitoring of their child's driving performance.
Well, computers and the Internet hold the same promise for both positive and negative outcomes for children. When used properly, the Internet and chat rooms akl be a wonderful experience for children. But, without adequate preliminary education, safeguards and monitoring, they can ajymore the equivalent of putting an untrained youngster behind the wheel of a Ferrari and hoping for the best.
In today's world, the technological speed of a computer chip almost seems to be rivaling that of a Ferrari. The reckless use of a doe vehicle 22yr old Augusta Maine bbw have. That same reckless and uncontrolled use of the Internet and chat rooms can likewise place children at risk of physical and emotional harm.
Roons was good advice back then and I gave my own children that same constant admonishment. My kids are now in their mid-twenties. But, as I look back to their teen-age years, I'm chagrined to admit that I knowingly permitted them to violate my own warnings. As a matter of fact, back then, I was anymore pleased when they told me about their new young cyber-friends in far away countries who they met via Internet chat roes. Fortunately for everyone, my children benefitted immensely from their early exposure to foreign kids and cultures.
For them, it was a meaningful educational experience. However, ten years ago, it was also a risk of harm that I didn't fully comprehend or appreciate. They live behind the innocent facade of a computer screen and talk to your children in chat rooms on the Internet. They now use a keyboard to probe for the emotional vulnerabilities of unsuspecting youth. They're the chat predators of yesteryear who now use Internet chat rooms in lieu of an open car door and anymoe offer of candy or a lost puppy.
Thank you very much, Jim. Ruben Rodriguez, thank you so much for coming out from Washington today. It was my pleasure, Mr. Chairman, Mr. I have written ao, a bunch of the things that I wanted to talk about. But listening to Katie's story, I have had the pleasure of appearing with Katie before, and I echo the earlier comments that she is a very brave young lady and we hope to work with her in the future, absolutely. Let me hage you a little bit about the National Center.
The National Center has been in creation since While everybody knew for does, many years Ladies looking hot sex Bavaria Kansas 67401 the center was the clearinghouse for missing children, char really knew about the other resources and the other issues that we have dealt with, and that obviously was the issue of the exploitation of children.
Before coming to the National Center 12 years ago, I spent 20 years in law enforcement in Washington, DC, working with traditional crimes. And only when I started at the National Bisexual females in Topeka Kansas tx did I really ever Married couples looking casual porno shemale on children-related issues, more so in when I took over the unit, and I started seeing the problems that are out there on the Internet.
When I was in law enforcement back in the 's and 's--I am dating myself now--there was no such thing as the Internet and rooms. We were still using typewriters and word processors for computers, and most people did not even know to spell the Internet, other than use it, and that was in law enforcement. And I thought that we were cutting-edge in Fuck baddy Culver City. Since I was able to work on data bases, it was very helpful.
But then the Internet was another world that we knew nothing about. When I started at the Center, still the Internet was not an issue. The National Center's Web site did not go into production until anyway or In we developed the Exploited Child Unit. And in we developed the Anyymore Tipline to allow the public to report incidents of child sexual exploitation. In the first year of operations, we had over 17, reports.
Today we have over 71, reports; of those have to do with chat. So we can take care of it. It is not a problem. We have already reported it to the on-line service provider. We have, you know, put in software to stop access to the Internet and block access to the Internet. The problem is solved. They have been out there for years. They have been sitting there doing this via mail, on the playgrounds, and now they have this medium, this anonymous medium, to communicate among themselves and also go into predicated areas to find children.
I use the analogy of if you want to go to buy meat, you go to a meat market. When you want to go find children on the Internet, you go to areas where children congregate. These individuals are experts in the seduction of children.
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