ALTON -- Two men who drove to Alton, allegedly intending to have sex with a 15-year-old "girl" they met online, found they were looking for love in the wrong place just before Valentine’s Day. Tuesday, both near a gazebo in the secluded, dead-end 2300 block of Pebble Creek Lane near Rosewood Care Center off Humbert Road. Both charges state that the defendants "knowingly solicited a person whom he believed to be a child to perform an act of sexual penetration." Madison County Circuit Judge Ann Callis set bonds of ,000 for both men; they were in Alton City Jail on Tuesday night.
Instead of hooking up with a cute teenage girl named "Samantha," the men’s planned noon hour liaisons ended up as surprise encounters with Pfc. On Tuesday, the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged both men with indecent solicitation of a child, a Class 3 felony. Neither man reportedly had been charged previously with any serious crimes, Bazzell said.
The subject of ‘predictive policing’ has received a lot of press over the last year, and has become a focal point for debates about how police departments can improve their reputations.
A lot of those debates made their way, directly or indirectly, into comments submitted by the story’s readers.
Although men have traditionally been thought of as most likely to cheat, the study also found that women were slightly more interested in cybersex than men.
With the ease and convenience of online affairs, it seems a greater number of people are more likely to experiment than ever before.
Many readers were concerned that if predictive policing software analyzes arrest records — records they believe reflect disproportionate policing of minority communities — it will perpetuate the over-policing of those communities.Even simply building a romantic, emotional connection can be done online.Although these actions might not be done in person, internet affairs are still a major breach of trust and can be just as damaging as traditional affair.The rise of the internet has made it easier than ever to connect with people at any time and any place.Unfortunately, the cyber age has also made it easy for people to anonymously engage in chat room conversations or cybersex that they would rather keep hidden from their spouse or significant other.