FORT WORTH, TX: There are far too many sexual predators lurking around the internet in search of innocent prey. But there is now one less predator, at least for a long time.
Matthew Ray Flores, 34 of Fort Worth, Texas was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad Meacham.
Flores, a 34-year-old male posing as a teenage boy online contacted the 14-year-old female victim and made arrangements to visit her at her home.
The victim’s parents were home at the scheduled time, so a determined Flores climbed through the bedroom window. When the victim realized he wasn’t a 15-year-old boy as he claimed online, she asked him to leave.
Flores, who preyed on multiple victims, showed a disturbing amount of ambition. The epitome of sexual predators like Flores is to prey on victims at any cost and to never give up.
According to a press release issued by the Department of Justice:
“In the days that followed, Mr. Flores demanded she send him sexually explicit images of herself. She initially sent him partially-clothed photos, but eventually complied and sent nude photos.
He then informed her that because he had ‘something to use against her,’ she better let him back into her home.”
Flores wasn’t giving up on his failed bedroom window entrance attempt.
Like many sexual predators, he believed there was hope for an illicit relationship with a minor. In fact, he was just getting started and would try every disturbing trick in the book.
The Department of Justice press release continued:
“Over the course of the next three months, Mr. Flores threatened to send the nude photos to friends and neighbors and sell them online to “rapists” if she did not send him additional photos.
He eventually showed up at her bedroom armed with a condom, but she told him ‘we aren’t having sex,’ and pushed him back out the window. “
Predators like Flores clearly lack self-control, have no empathy for others and don’t have the mental capacity to understand that what they are doing is wrong. It’s a heinous act on multiple levels- moral, ethical and legal.
This systematic process employed by Flores is not original. He exhibited a pattern common among sexual predators.
An article posted by ChildLuresPrevention.com stated:
“The internet predator becomes a more serious threat when they obtain a youngster’s personal information (i.e. full name, phone number, address, school, sports team), convinces them to send inappropriate images, or manages to arrange a private, in-person meeting.
Youth who have shared too much personal information or agreed to in-person meetings without adult supervision have been robbed, physically assaulted, and sexually abused.”
The website article continued:
“Cyber predators who convince youngsters to share intimate pictures or video often use blackmail to get more images. This is known as sextortion, which law enforcement has identified as a real and significant threat to the safety of all youth.”
Sextortion, as it’s currently known as, is becoming easier for predators. There are numerous apps, websites, and social media sites predators can use to communicate. And that list is ever growing, making it increasingly challenging for law enforcement officials.
But in this case, Flores was charged convicted and sentenced to prison.
The 14-year-old victim wants to share her story to other, potential future victims about the dangers of communicating with strangers online.
The victim testified in the sentencing hearing this week that:
“I went through something no little girl my age should have gone through. I was vulnerable and lonely, which made me an easy target,” she continued. “I’ll never be the same as I was before. I hated myself for so long, feeling so confused and alone because of him… I can finally say this with the strength I have now: He has no power over me. I will not allow him to hold me back anymore.”
Flores will have the next 30 years to think about the crimes he committed. The only question that remains now is, is he capable to changing his ways?
Only (a lot of) time will tell.
Sexual predators are in our school systems too!
Shocking report shows 181 K-12 educators charged with sex crimes in the first half of 2022
Nationwide: One of the last places Americans should feel threatened by sexual misconduct crimes against our children is our own school system.
But in the first half of 2022, from January 1st to June 30th, 181 educators have been charged with child sex crimes ranging from possessing child pornography to improper touching, to rape, and everything in between.
That’s an average of about an arrest per day.
Among the 181 were 4 principals, 153 teachers, 12 substitutes and 12 teacher’s aides.
School should always be a safe-haven- but it is not.
According to Fox News Digital:
“An analysis conducted by Fox News Digital looked at local news stories week by week featuring arrests of principals, teachers, substitute teachers and teachers’ aides on child sex-related crimes in school districts across the country. Arrests that weren’t publicized were not counted in the analysis, meaning the true number may well be higher.”
Many of the arrests over the first half of the year involved disturbing, heinous crimes against children.
Fox News Digital has highlighted a few of these cases such as:
- Roger Weaver Freed, the 34-year-old former principal at Williamsport Area High School in Pennsylvania, was arrested in June and charged with sexual contact with a student, corruption of a minor, furnishing liquor to a minor, sexual assault, and aggravated indecent assault without consent.
- Shannon Hall, a 31-year-old former teacher at Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences High School in New York City, was arrested in June and charged with forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated harassment. Hall is accused of grabbing a 14-year-old female student’s breast inside his classroom and of sending texts to a 16-year-old student that said he wanted to have sex with her and threatening to kill her if she told anyone.
- Anessa Paige Gower, a 35-year-old former biology teacher at Making Waves Academy in Richmond, California, was charged with 29 counts of child molestation on April 8. Gower is accused of sexually abusing seven students between 2021-2022 when she was a teacher at Making Waves, with allegations including forcible sodomy of minors and sharing sexually graphic photos over online platforms.
A Republican Advocate
Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania proposed ESEA, a bipartisan provision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which requires all schools receiving federal funding to enact and enforce laws preventing the practice of “passing the trash.”
The term “passing the trash” in this context refers to an education district allowing a school system employee suspected of sexual misconduct involving minors to quietly leave that school district. However, no accountability is taken as to their next place of employment- often another school.
Rep. Toomey said in a June statement:
“While I appreciate that the Department of Education has finally fulfilled its obligation to investigate whether states have implemented policies, laws, or regulations to stop the heinous practice of ‘passing the trash,’ I am deeply concerned with these findings.”
Rep Toomey continued:
“Any educator who engaged in sexual misconduct with a child should be barred from ever teaching in a classroom again, yet too many states do not have policies to ensure that is the case. Releasing this report is only the first step—the department must hold states accountable and use the tools at its disposal to enforce the law.”
But that’s not happening.
Some states closely monitor and enforce these laws while many have lax, if any, enforcement at all.
Fox News Digital stated:
“The Education Department’s report, however, found that laws against the practice are varied across the states, and that while all states require prospective employers to conduct criminal background checks on educators, and most states – 46 – require fingerprinting, only 19 states require employers to request information from an applicants’ current and former employers.”
Fox News Digital continued:
“Moreover, only 14 states require employers to check an applicant’s eligibility for employment or certification, and 11 require applicants to disclose information regarding investigations or disciplinary actions related to sexual abuse or misconduct.”
Disciplinary actions related to sexual abuse should be among the first questions hiring school districts should ask.
Worse yet, many left-wing media outlets are trying to suppress these heinous crimes committed by those who we pass our deepest trust and faith in- teachers.
Instead, the left-wing media’s focus when it comes to schools involve guns and the second amendment. They need to uncover their eyes and focus on what’s important- cleaning up our school system and holding districts responsible for “passing the trash”.
Here’s another predator roaming the streets.
Back on the streets: San Francisco judge lets serial sexual predator walk “in the interest of justice”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA- In the latest edition of “liberalism is a mental disorder,” we present a case out of (where else) California, where liberal judge Russell Roeca dismissed a case against a serial sexual predator in of all things, “the interest of justice.”
The case involves 32-year-old Bill Gene Hobbs, who is referred to as a “mentally unsound” man (honestly what sexual predator isn’t?). As reported in The Post Millennial, Hobbs was a frequent flyer in the criminal justice system, the typical offender who was repeatedly able to get away with his offenses in a feckless criminal justice system.
San Francisco judge dismissed case against serial child sexual predator 'in the interest of justice'.https://t.co/ru2GxKnDOZ
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 18, 2021
The story in this case revolves around a 15-year-old, who was forced to hide in a bookshop after Hobbs continually stalked the girl while she was running her daily errands, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The young girl was going to the store last December to buy paint. Hobbs, however spotted her and proceeded to stalk her, telling her she would be a “perfect mate,” at which point he continued following her around the city.
Not happy enough to merely follow the girl, he also touched and “aggressively grabbed” her, the story reported.
Hobbs was eventually arrested by San Francisco police, however, as is typical in the criminal justice system, especially in liberal states such as California and highly liberal cities such as San Francisco, Roeca let him walk. His reasoning? It was done “in the interest of justice.”
And the victim? Well while Hobbs is a free man, his victim is being held hostage from the trauma of that day. Up through last month from the date of the incident, she has been getting psychological help for her shattered mental state.
Finally in the position of making progress, all of the was unwound when news of Roeca’s decision reached her, which tore the scab off her psychological wounds.
Hobbs social media opens the door into his sick mind, full of sexually charged posts which apparently didn’t go against Facebook’s “terms of service.” The account has since been deleted.
As is typical, the criminal justice system punted on why Hobbs was allowed to walk, with the Chronicle writing when they reached out to Superior Court for information on Hobbs’ case, they “couldn’t comment on an ongoing case,” this despite the fact the case is no longer “ongoing.” San Francisco police were also silent, saying a 90-day timeframe had passed.
Hobbs’ public defender, Nitin Sapra, said that a separate judge had declared Hobbs incompetent to stand trial, which led to his release.
“He remained in San Francisco county jail for the maximum time allowed under the law for the crimes of which he was accused and reached this maximum time before he could be placed at a treatment facility.”
The Post Millennial noted that there had been some other methods criminal justice officials might have used to guarantee Hobbs’ case would remain in the criminal justice system to some type of conclusion, however they decided not to.
When Hobbs was arrested, the victim’s father wrote a letter to the District Attorney’s office, as published in Stop Crime SF:
“Our 15-year-0ld daughter was running an errand on West Portal Avenue when she was followed, harassed, touched and aggressively grabbed by a man. She was able to pull away and fled into Bookshop West Portal.
The man followed her inside where the manager came to her rescue, kicking the man out of the store and enabling our daughter to call 9-1-1. The police came and we located the man up the block by Peets.
“The police took the man to city jail where, yesterday, he was arraigned on two counts of battery and one count of child molestation. Please consider contacting the District Attorney’s office and urge them to keep this man off our city streets. I confronted this man and I can assure you that he poses a threat.
This is the third time in just a few weeks that the police have brought him to city jail. Each time he was released despite having an outstanding warrant from Ventura County. Yet he continues to roam San Francisco.
For public safety, the man should remain in custody until his trial date, set for December 28. This was not a property crime or an auto break-in, and it needs to be treated as such; no bail.”
In case you’re wondering what Hobbs is up to, he’s no longer on the streets. Why is that? Because he once again ended up in jail, picked up in Ventura County on felony auto theft charges.
The Chronicle picks it up from here, outlining Hobbs’ prior track record.
“He has six criminal cases against him in San Francisco dating to 2017. They include charges of trespassing, false imprisonment, battery and giving false information to police.”
The disposition? Dismissed of course, once again “in the interest of justice,” according to a clerk at the Superior Court who researched the cases for the Chronicle.
After the 15-year-old’s father, Blaise Zerega had his story published in the Chronicle, he heard from more victims of Hobbs. In Glen Canyon, a woman was walking her dog when she came across Hobbs, acting in a “loud and angry” manner.
The woman said she tried running away, but Hobbs stripped off all his clothes and ran after her.
On the same date Zerega’s daughter was accosted, a woman named Erin Griffin was eating lunch in her car. Hobbs opened the passenger door and attempted to get inside. Griffin was able to get out of the car and screamed at Hobbs when he eventually walked away.
This is just another example of the failed criminal justice system in California under far-left District Attorney Chesa Boudin, another George Soros-funded light-on-crime leftist.
Boudin is hardly alone as other DAs placed in office with the support of Soros’ deep pockets, such as Krasner in Philadelphia, Foxx in Chicago, Gascon in Los Angeles and many others have turned their courts into a revolving door.
Meanwhile in San Francisco, where people have been fleeing the out-of-control crime and useless policies of Mayor London Breed, who has patted herself on the back for defunding the SFPD, stores have been closing their doors and fleeing the city. This is because Boudin is refusing to prosecute so-called “low-level” crimes, and it has turned the city into a criminal’s paradise.
But at least Bill Gene Hobbs is happy, awaiting his next victim(s).
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