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
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
quote: 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.