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Man Filmed Boys, Men All Over Boston

Boston Man Arrested for Child Exploitation, Filming Young Boys in Bathroom

A man was arrested for filming high school boys in a Boston Latin School bathroom and charged with several counts of child exploitation Monday.

Eric Tran Thai, 36, allegedly filmed boys using urinals and bathroom stalls between February and December 2017 at a BLS restroom, a U.S. District Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts statement said Monday.

Officials allegedly discovered nearly 45 secretly recorded videos of boys at the BLS bathroom after locating several folders with school names during an analysis of recovered items from searching Thai’s home in March 2018.  Law officials seized several computer hard drives, cameras, thumb drives, digital storage cards and other computer devices during the search.  One of the folders said “Boston Latin High School.”

We definitely feel that we’ve been compromised,” BLS senior Josh Caban said, according to CBS Boston.

BLS found the allegations “seriously disturbing” and will host a meeting with parents to discuss the incident Tuesday, CBS reported.  Thai was a former BLS student.

Police began investigating Thai, 36, after two Boston College students reported being filmed in restrooms on separate occasions without their knowledge or consent on Feb. 6 and Feb. 27, 2018.  Thai allegedly admitted to police to not only “taking some pictures” of a man in the neighboring stall but also said he was involved with such activity for nearly a year.  He was arrested on state charges following the Feb. 27, 2018 report, according to the District of Massachusetts statement.

Each charge for sexual exploitation of children can be a mandatory minimum of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison.  Each charge can also provide a minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and up to $250,000 in fines, the District of Massachusetts statement said.

BLS serves students in grades 7-12, making it both a middle and high school, according to the school’s website.

BLS did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood.  In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit projectsafechildhood.gov/

These Children’s Well-Being Is Not The Issue

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These people care nothing for Our Children, with the exception of victimizing them.

Liberal Church Erects Jaw-Dropping
Nativity With Baby Jesus in
ICE Detention

DEDHAM, MA  –  St. Susanna’s Parish in Dedham, Massachusetts, has decided to mix politics and social activism with religion — and during Christmas no less.

So they are “…taking a picture of the world and putting it together with a Christmas message????”

If they truly cared for Our Children they would have erected a bunch of mountains of dead, murdered Babys, with rivers of blood, and PPh and Our Law Makers playing money-changers in the Temple, with their MILLION$$$$ stacked in front of them which they make daily selling fetal tissue for research or murdered Baby Body organs sold for transplant to the highest bidder.

These people could care less about these Children, other than their #AntiChildAgenda.  What they DO NOT WANT IS THESE CHILDREN LOCKED AWAY WHERE THEY CANNOT GET TO THEM.  Then, the next thing you know it will be a replay of January 2016 when Senator John McCain got so upset with Mark Greenberg and CPS, that he walked out of the bipartisan congressional investigation.

Incidentally, the headline read LAWMAKERS SAY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DELIVERED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CHILDREN TO PREDATORS, and there were 90,000 missing Children.
Robert StrongBow

Instead of a traditional Nativity scene that focuses on the reason Christmas is celebrated — the birth of Jesus Christ — St. Susanna’s opted to erect a Nativity with a politically charged message.

The church’s Nativity depicts baby Jesus in an ICE detention cage, with the three Wise Men separated by a border fence with a “Deportation” sign, CBS News reported.  Above the display is a sign that reads, “Peace on Earth?”

Some glaring issues — besides the fact that it completely ignores the meaning of Christmas — are immediately apparent with this Nativity to anyone familiar with the Bible.  First and foremost is the fact that Mary, Joseph and Jesus were neither migrants nor illegal aliens.

They were ordered to Bethlehem to be counted for a census and to pay taxes.  They were legally in the city.

Their only purpose in making their great journey to Bethlehem, particularly since Mary was pregnant, was due to the government order.  They were there to fulfill their duty, then they planned on returning home.

Pastor Fr. Stephen Josoma explained the church’s unusual take on the Nativity story to CBS.  “We try to take a picture of the world as it is and put it together with a Christmas message,” he said.

Fr. Josoma rejected the notion that the display was a dig at President Donald Trump or his policies, instead calling it “Gospel activism.”

“We talk about Matthew 25 feeding the hungry and welcoming the stranger,” he said.

“Jesus was about taking care of one another.  This is not the way to take care of one another,” he said in reference to the current situation at the border.

This is not the first time this particular church has used the Nativity in order to push a political message.  According to WMUR, last year’s display “depicted some of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.”

Besides the fact that using the Nativity to push a political agenda is in questionable taste — at best — the comparison between the Holy Family and caravan migrants doesn’t hold up.  Joseph and Mary didn’t violently attack any soldiers or other law enforcement officials, nor did they break any laws in seeking asylum.

More importantly, there are more respectful ways of taking a stand that don’t include politicizing and corrupting a story that is so sacred to so many.

Don’t Do This, You Gave NIMW It’s Start

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Google announced that it will shut down the consumer version of Google+ following the discovery of a bug that it opted to keep secret.

Google+ to shut down following bug that
exposed 500K profiles

Google yesterday announced that it will shut down the consumer version of Google+ following the discovery of a bug that it opted to keep secret.

In a blog post, the search giant framed the decision as one that makes sense given that very few people actively use Google+—”90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds,” writes Ben Smith, a Google Fellow and VP of Engineering—and it doesn’t warrant the work required to keep tabs on developers.

But as the Wall Street Journal reports, the move comes after Google discovered a bug that left private user information open to developers in March, but declined to alert users for fear of regulatory scrutiny.

“A memo reviewed by the Journal prepared by Google’s legal and policy staff and shared with senior executives warned that disclosing the incident would likely trigger ‘immediate regulatory interest’ and invite comparisons to Facebook’s leak of user information to data firm Cambridge Analytica,” the Journal says.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly knew about the plan to forego notification.

In the blog post, Smith says Google discovered the bug in March as part of Project Strobe—”a root-and-branch review of third-party developer access to Google account and Android device data and of our philosophy around apps’ data access.”

The bug, according to Google, meant that third-party apps had access to “profile fields that were shared with the user, but not marked as public,” like name, email address, occupation, gender, and age. Google+ posts, messages, Google account data, phone numbers, or G Suite content were not accessible.

“We found no evidence that any developer was aware of this bug, or abusing the API, and we found no evidence that any Profile data was misused,” Smith says.

The bug, which Google patched in March, affected about 500,000 Google+ users. Was yours one of those accounts?  Sorry, there’s no way to tell.

“We made Google+ with privacy in mind and therefore keep this API’s log data for only two weeks,” according to Smith.  “That means we cannot confirm which users were impacted by this bug.”

According to Smith, the vulnerability didn’t rise to the level of requiring a notification.  “Every year, we send millions of notifications to users about privacy and security bugs and issues.  Whenever user data may have been affected, we go beyond our legal requirements and apply several criteria focused on our users in determining whether to provide notice,” he says.

It remains to be seen if regulators agree.  Uber kept a 2016 data breach secret, and that just resulted in a $148 million fine.

The Google+ shutdown, meanwhile, will occur over the next 10 months, so get your fill before August 2019.  If you use the service for work, though, Google+ is not going anywhere.

“Our review showed that Google+ is better suited as an enterprise product where co-workers can engage in internal discussions on a secure corporate social network,” Smith says.  “Enterprise customers can set common access rules, and use central controls, for their entire organization.  We’ve decided to focus on our enterprise efforts and will be launching new features purpose-built for businesses.  We will share more information in the coming days.”

As part of the announcement, Google also promised to give users “more fine-grained control over what account data they choose to share with each app.”  If an app wants access to a Calendar and Drive documents, for example, you can opt to share one but not the other.

Google will also “limit the apps that may seek permission to access your consumer Gmail data,” while Google Play will limit which apps that can ask for a user’s phone (including call logs) and SMS data.

Former OR Youth Minister Draws Just Over 15 Years

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Donald Courtney Biggs, 40, former Medford youth pastor who secretly videotaped women and girls.

Pedophile Preacher Left in Pile on Floor
After Victim’s Dad Catches Him
in Courtroom

A convicted pedophile from Oregon is making national news after the father of one of his victims punched the youth pastor who molested his child.

Former Medford youth pastor accused of
secretly videotaping women and girls

“Three-and-a-half years’ worth of emotions stirred in Kevin Patrick Smith,” CNN reported.

“The 45-year-old said he was sitting in the Medford, Oregon, federal courthouse on Wednesday for the sentencing hearing for Donald Courtney Biggs, 40, when he rushed Biggs and punched him.

“Biggs, a former youth pastor at Mountain Christian Fellowship, had pleaded guilty in February to one count of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity with a minor, according to a news release from the US attorney’s office for Oregon.”

According to reports, the sentencing hearing was a long and testy one for the one-time youth pastor at the Medford, Oregon church.

First, victims’ statements were read, going on over two hours.  Then it came time for sealed statements in Biggs’ defense.

It was all too much for Smith.

“At that point, I just kind of snapped,” Smith told CNN.

“I charged across the courtroom.  He was sitting behind a desk.  I leaped over the desk and got a punch in on his face.”

An enraged parent getting a shot at a man who victimized a child can be a frightful sight.  Biggs was knocked to the ground, where he lay in the fetal position, according to the The Daily Wire.  He was later taken to a hospital.

“Full force, just like Superman, it looked like he flew through the air right into him and just punched him,” Jacob Elkin, a witness, told CNN.

Smith was charged with obstructing governmental or judicial administration, fourth-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct.  However, this being 2018, there’s already been a GoFundMe page set up for his assistance.

“Kevin smith is what I would like to call a heroic figure, a true man of justice, an outstanding man,” the page read.

“As of Sunday night, the page had raised $12,915, most of it coming in individual contributions of $125 or less,” CNN reported.  That number was up to almost $15,000 by early Tuesday afternoon.

One of the issues in the case was that even prosecutors thought justice wasn’t served.  This included Elkin, who set up the GoFundMe page and is also a relative of a victim.  He also used an image of Superman in the campaign, something with which I might begin to think DC Comics might not be terribly thrilled with.

Even though the investigation revealed multiple instances of inappropriate contact and recording devices used, Biggs was only charged with one count.

That still brought a pretty stiff sentence.

Biggs “was sentenced today to 188 months in federal prison for surreptitiously recording minor church members in various stages of undress while employed as a youth pastor at Mountain Christian Fellowship in Medford,” a statement from the United States’ Attorney’s Office District of Oregon read.

“This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.”

And, as it stands, Biggs is going to be spending a goodly chunk of his life behind bars. And on his way, he managed to make national news in the worst way possible.

TX Attorney General CEU Arrest Child Sex Offender

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Thomas Lee Scott, 58, of Lorena Texas.

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests
Lorena Man for Possession of Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Thomas Lee Scott, 58, of Lorena, on two counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison per charge.

Investigators discovered child pornography being shared from a device with an IP address connected to Scott’s home in Lorena.

While executing a search warrant at his home, investigators located child pornography and seized several digital storage devices that will be examined by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.

Scott, a registered sex offender, was convicted in 1991 of child molestation in Indiana.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.

The CEU proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety.

If you suspect someone is producing or downloading child pornography you can report it to NCMEC

For more information on cyber safety, please visit: https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/