A New Jersey man stands accused of demanding sexually explicit images from underage boys looking to join his Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 clan  (Source: Photobucket)

There's been an alarming rise in pedophiles using gaming networks to take advantage of children of late.  (Source: 4Chan)
"Have a seat over here... So what made you log on today?"

It's no secret that there's plenty of creeps out on the internet.  Recent stories about Facebook and Myspace predators have emphasized that fact.  Recently, a disturbing new trend has arose is pedophiles using video game networks to lure in kids.  Recent stories involved predators using the Xbox Live and Sony Playstation Network to solicit illicit sexual relations and images from minors.

Now another gaming-related case of pedophilia has reared its ugly head.  A 20-year old New Jersey male, Jonathan Prime faces four felony counts of "communication with a minor for immoral purposes."

Prime reportedly offered unusual terms to young men looking to join his 
Call of Duty: World at War clan -- send him pictures of their genitals if they want to join up.  That request landed Prime in court accused of his second sex crime.  Prime has already been found guilty of a previous sex crime in his home state of New Jersey; the new case is being tried in Seattle, home of one of his 13 and 14-year-old victims.

According to police some kids rejected Prime's advances.  Others, however, accepted his terms and sent him explicit images.  And one kid even agreed to call Prime and participate in phone sex with him.  Prime has already admitted to the engaging in sex crime, according to police.  The police state, "Confronted by investigators, Prime claimed he believed the boys to be 14 or 15."

Prime is currently released on $25,000 USD bail.  And before anyone mentions it, 
Call of Duty: World at War is a M-rated title, which means no one under 17 should be allowed to purchase it; regardless, that hardly excuses Prime's disgusting behavior.

The incident was the second high profile video-game relate sex crime news to break in just a week.  Last week 46-year-old Taiwanese man who impersonated Buddhist monks (he dressed like monks, but was not one) was arrested after raping 4 boys.  According to authorities in Thailand he lured boys into his house by offering to let him play his Wii.  The phony "monk" faces up to 28 years in Thai prison for his crimes.  He claims the sex was "consensual".

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