Not to beat a dead horse, but as I said recently, I can’t write about every social media predator anymore. In that vein, I’ve always found it disturbing when teachers and coaches would get caught grooming one of their students on Snapchats. This story has made me widen the social predator circle a little bit because, like teachers and coaches, it deals with someone in a position of authority.
41-year-old Clint Baer was a police officer in Centralia, Missouri. That was until this past Tuesday when he was charged by the FBI for allegedly trying to solicit sex from a 14-year-old girl over the mobile messaging app Kik. To be more specific, Baer was said to have been in communication with the mother of the 14-year-old girl in which he expressed interest in having sex with both the mother and the underage daughter.
The mother turned out to be an FBI agent and Baer was arrested on October 1st at a pre-planned rendezvous in Wentzville, Missouri.
Is it fair for me to focus only on predators who hold positions of authority? Absolutely. People in these positions should be held to a higher standard since many of them are in charge of the welfare of the public.