The spam messages appear with photo of a nude woman.A caption below asks the recipient to add "her" as a friend on messaging app Kik to receive more nude pictures.The spam messages are automated, but they are designed to look like they are coming from a real person.The nude photos don't appear until a Snapchat user accepts a porn bot as a friend, but that would be an easy mistake for some to make."The decision by the victim's parents to quickly alert law enforcement may have saved an untold number of other children from falling prey, but the key to combating online sexual predation is for children and adults alike to learn how to stay safe in cyberspace." A search of Soledad's digital devices allegedly resulted in the seizure of more than 5,000 still images and videos involving children that were pornographic in nature, according to the U. When I was a kid, I had to work really hard to find porn, but today kids have to work really hard to avoid porn. There are more than 20 million porn sites, but now there’s more porn on Tumblr than there is on some of these porn sites.
The online world has skewed our expectations and our view of the world.Some say we are the most connected generation of all time. Because that image you just got from that girl on Snapchat that disappears doesn’t have a connection.Snapchat users are increasingly receiving spam messages with nude photos, according to security researchers at Symantec.RIVERSIDE , CA - An Eastvale man accused of contacting young boys throughout the country and convincing them to make and provide him with explicit videos -- then threatening to distribute the material publicly if the victims didn't send him more -- was arrested Thursday by federal agents. Prosecutors said that the investigation began earlier this year when the family of a 13-year-old boy from Illinois learned that the teenager had allegedly provided compromising videos of himself to the defendant, who was insisting that the juvenile continue feeding him material. After sending the defendant several videos, the boy became suspicious and attempted to block further communication with Soledad, who turned threatening, directing the boy to continue supplying explicit videos of himself -- or risk being exposed and shamed via social media platforms, prosecutors alleged.
Francisco Javier Soledad, 24, is charged with one count of production of child pornography. When federal agents dug deeper into the defendant's activities, they allegedly discovered that he had done the same thing to five other boys located in California, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee and Texas, according to court papers. According to investigators, Soledad used the Snapchat handle "linkinparkrocks." Anyone with information was asked to contact the Department of Homeland Security at (866) 234-7423.He released a statement on Instagram notifying fans of the issue.