Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Offender Nicholas M. Jackson, Ames, IA

Once upon a time, Nicholas M. Jackson was known online as "Kdog9466." Chase back to year 2000: Jackson was reported to law enforcement when he was a member of the (now defunct) Yahoo club: preteenpictures2. Go figure how one might arrive at the conclusion that there was a problem - particularly since FL sex offender Aaron W. Broadus was a member of the same club.

Cut to 2002: Jackson was convicted of sex offenses against children.

So much for prevention when law enforcement was handed the information and... Jackson ended up a sex offender in Iowa.

There is a pattern: Law enforcement received reports and, at minimum, could have reviewed information it requested.

A hint? Officers should not ask for that which they really do not want to see.

So many pervs end up with their names wedged in data bases that people have to search, but... what good does the searching do if people are not aware of the nyms/screen names/Net aliases perps have used???

Even when law enforcement is fully aware of such information, it is mysteriously absent from the offender registrant information. Why? I can remember the screen names, and law enforcement has access to forensic tools that dig up data from the computers used by those (eventually) convicted.

I wonder how parents and victims (of perps) would feel if only they knew that the suspected perps were reported and... officers made a choice and decided to do nothing! The goal is prevention, not facilitating perps.


Blogger Daydreamer of Oz said...

Great point. The internet has become the main way that paedophiles communicate, gather child porn and stalk victims. It would be an excellent idea to include online aliuses in the registries.

5:53 AM  
Blogger ILuv2Surf said...

Wonder how long the registries will take to catch pace with the data people such as yourself and others know about online predators?

Including their aliases seems like a no-brainer, doesn't it :).

12:04 AM  

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