29-year-old William Oneal Lindsey of Brownsville, Kentucky was recently arrested on charges related to child solicitation and child porn. Lindsey was allegedly on our favorite anonymous video chat site Omegle where he is said to have approached a 15-year-old girl. The girl was actually a detective working with the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force.
Lindsey reportedly moved the conversation to the favored messaging app of sex offenders, pedophiles, child porn collectors, and child traffickers, Kik. The conversation turned sexual once it moved to Kik. I bet he called the ‘girl’ kitten or some other neckbeard term of affection, but I digress. Of course, Lindsey is also said to have requested explicit images of the girl. He was arrested after investigators were able to trace his IP address.
Now, you’d be surprised how many people that are caught like this will cry entrapment. They’ll say they never would have done anything like this if it weren’t for investigators leading them on. However, in most of these cases, the suspect had approached the investigator sexually first. Also, in Lindsey’s case, he is said to have admitted to police that he has spoken to underage girls in the past and even allegedly had child porn on his phone.
To make matters worse, Lindsey is a high school teacher, although it’s unknown if any students were his victim.
While in this case the girl was really a detective I’d still like to remind my readers one thing about Omegle. It is not an app, it’s a website. So if you’re looking for an Omegle app on your kids’ phones you won’t find one. Omegle can be accessed on any internet enabled device through the web browser. So, if you want to look for evidence of Omegle on any of your kids’ devices, you’ll need to check their browser history.