Thursday, June 29, 2006

Man Exposed On DontDateHimGirl.com Fights Back

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Man Exposed On DontDateHimGirl.com Fights Back
Hollis Served Suits Against 3 Women

PITTSBURGH -- A marked man dissed on the Web site DontDateHimGirl.com is fighting back with lawsuits.

Todd Hollis, a Pittsburgh attorney, served the suits on Thursday afternoon.

Hollis is using his legal muscle and know-how to battle what he calls derogatory postings on the Web site.

Pittsburgh attorney Robert Byer received the complaint Thursday on behalf of his client, Tasha Joseph, founder of the DontDateHimGirl site.

It accused her of publishing false and defamatory statements about Hollis on her Web site.

According to Byer, while Hollis may not like the postings written about him, it doesn't mean he has a legal leg to stand on.

Byer said that under federal law, Joseph is not liable for the posting of others on her Web site.

Hollis told Channel 11 earlier this month that the postings are ruining his reputation.

Now, along with Joseph, he's naming two other women in his complaint, women he accused of anonymously posting derogatory comments about him.

One of the comments included in the complaint, now listed as exhibit A, indicates that Hollis might have herpes.

Todd confronted one woman who has now posted an apology. She now said the earlier posting was a joke and that the information in it was untrue.


(EOPC feels if these men spent as much time & money on the relationships, marriages, families and making PROPER and LONG-TERM AMENDS to the broken relationships, they wouldn't have to worry about suing anyone. If you can take the exposure, don't do the other person wrong! Note that the posting about Mr. Hollis has NOT been removed. People are not things to be toyed with for someone else's fun or to kill time. Our website has the same standards and abides by the same laws. - FIGHTER)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Professor Loses 540,000 Yuan In Online Dating Scam

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Posted by: Shang Koo

A 58 year old Chinese college professor was cheated of 540,000 Yuan by his online girlfriend, reports Nanfang City News.

The professor registered on a famous dating website in autumn 2005 to find a wife. There, he met a girl who claims to be recovering from drug abuse. The girl even sent him several pictures of movie star Zhang Ziyi and claimed them as her own from when she was in her twenties.

The professor sent the girl 540,000 Yuan to help her recover from drug abuse.


Saturday, June 24, 2006

"toomuchfun" (DARREN MACK) Apprehended!

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Mack turns himself in, booked into Washoe jail

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Ending an 11-day international manhunt, Darren Mack turned himself in to authorities and arrived in Reno late Friday to face charges in the stabbing death of his estranged wife and the shooting of the family court judge deciding their divorce.

Bearded and wearing a short-sleeved shirt and jeans, he arrived for booking at the Washoe County Jail at about 11:50 p.m. Friday.

Mack, a 45-year-old wealthy Reno businessman, surrendered at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday to FBI agents and Mexican police officers at the Marriott Hotel in the Pacific Coast tourist town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

He was flown Friday morning to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and later booked in the Dallas County Jail. Mack waived extradition to Nevada and was flown to Reno aboard a state of Nevada jet provided by Gov. Kenny Guinn.

Mack arrived in an armored SWAT van escorted by two Reno Police cruisers. Before he stepped out of the van, five officers armed with assault rifles secured the area. And then, about a dozen sheriff's deputies and several detectives escorted him inside the jail.

After being booked, he was scheduled to meet with his lawyers, who were waiting for him.

He was expected to make his first Reno court appearance on Monday.

Charla Mack was found stabbed to death on the floor of Mack's garage on June 12. Several hours after she was believed to be killed, Washoe District Family Court Judge Chuck Weller was shot by a sniper. The shooter fired from the roof of a nearby parking garage into Weller's third-floor office window, hitting the judge in the chest.

Darren Mack has been charged in Charla's death and will face attempted-murder charges connected to the shooting of Weller once in Reno, officials said Friday.

His arrest was welcome news to the families of Charla Mack and Weller.

"We are greatly relieved that Darren Mack has been apprehended without additional senseless bloodshed," said Charla's brother, Christopher Broughton. "And we look forward to justice being served."

Weller said in a statement that "he was overjoyed that he and his family will be able to resume their lives."

Mack first contacted Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick on Monday, and began negotiations for his return to Nevada. After days of talks, Mack agreed to surrender early Thursday at the U.S. Consulate in Puerto Vallarta and then failed to show up.

He talked with his attorneys Thursday, and then arranged to meet authorities at the resort that evening to surrender.

Reno Police Chief Mike Poehlman said Mack may have wanted to give up, but he also may have feared being caught.

"We believe, based on what we know, that he was aware that things were tightening around him with the checkpoints that the Mexican authorities were running," Poehlman said. "They were aggressively checking public transportation. And that led him to contact his attorneys."

But Mack's attorney in Reno, Scott Freemen, said the arrest took an extra day because of concerns about Mack facing the death penalty once he returned.

"It was always his desire to surrender," Freeman said. "It was always his lawyers' advice that he surrender. However, we wanted to explore the options with Mexico, and that created the delay."

Under Mexico's extradition policy, no one will be extradited to any country without assurances that the person will not face the death penalty. Freeman said he discussed that policy with Mack while he considered his surrender.

"Even though that option remained for Mr. Mack, he chose to voluntarily surrender, and all parties cooperated together to accomplish that desire," Freeman said.

Freeman said Darren's mother, Joan Mack, and brother, Landon, were relieved by the outcome.

"The most important thing is that their son and brother is alive," Freeman said. "They're grateful this ended peacefully."

He said a major factor in Darren's decision to surrender "was his concerns for his family and his children." Freeman is representing Mack with Las Vegas lawyer David Chesnoff.

Darren and Charla Mack were married in 1995, and had one daughter who is now 8. But Charla filed for divorce last year, and their case went before Weller.

Early in the divorce proceedings, Weller ordered the couple to share custody and granted physical custody to Charla. He also ordered Darren Mack to pay $849 each month for child support and $10,000 per month in alimony.

According to financial records Mack provided to Wells Fargo Bank last year to secure a $500,000 line of credit, Darren and Charla together were worth more than $12 million and he alone was worth $10.67 million. Darren's monthly income was about $44,000, court records show.

The Mack family started the downtown Palace Jewelry & Loan Co. about 48 years ago. Darren Mack and his mother were equal co-owners until last year, when he transferred 1 percent interest. Joan Mack has been the sole manager of the business since last year, the company said last week in a statement.

Darren Mack became a vocal opponent of Weller's, and friends and family have said that Mack thought the judge was corrupt. Another friend told police after the murder and shooting that Mack "was at the end of his rope" and was "extremely frustrated and angry with both his estranged wife and Judge Weller," according to the search warrant affidavit.

District Attorney Gammick, who said he has known Mack for 20 years, said he was aware Mack was struggling with the divorce, but thought he had it under control.

As the prosecuting attorney for the county, Gammick will be part of the team that decides whether Mack will face execution.

"I owe my allegiance to the people of this county, and this case will be handled just like any other murder case would be handled," Gammick said. If there is a challenge to his office over a possible conflict of interest, Gammick said "our office will address that."

"We work really hard to try to avoid as many of these legal issues as we can," he said. "But the attorneys on the other side are aggressive, and I'm sure we're going to see challenges on just about every single thing that can be challenged."

Our thanks to OneofSeven for sending this to us!!

Thursday, June 22, 2006


By David M. Brown -- TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Lori Hann's grief-stricken family and friends gathered Saturday to start trying to say goodbye.

It won't be easy, said brother Larry Swatchick, 40, of North Fayette.

"My sister was a very trusting, loving person. She took care of all of us. Birthday cards. Spoiled her nephews. They were her life," he said, after a funeral service yesterday morning for Hann.

Hann, 41, of Forest Hills, was killed by a single gunshot to the face fired by her boyfriend, police say.

Hardy C. Lloyd, 26, confessed early Friday to fatally shooting her outside a Squirrel Hill home late Tuesday, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed to support his arrest. The Squirrel Hill man has been linked to a hate group that preached white supremacy and violence. Police say the shooting was not a hate crime, but erupted out of a fight over another woman.

"Why did she die in a cruel and inhuman act?" Swatchick said. "She never smoked. Never took drugs. Just a good person. It doesn't make sense to us."

Another brother, Lon Swatchick, 34, of Monroeville, said Hann "had absolutely nothing to do with any" of the hate mongering activities being associated with Lloyd. She was a deeply religious person who was "nonjudgemental to others," he said.

"We don't understand how somebody so evil could point a gun at someone and pull the trigger. This man obviously has no remorse for anything," he said.

Lloyd is jailed without bond on a homicide charge and faces a hearing Friday in the Allegheny County Coroner's office.

Lloyd's parents, Dr. Jon Lloyd and his wife, Jacqueline, didn't return phone calls seeking comment. Nobody answered when a reporter knocked on the door of their Shadyside home yesterday afternoon. His lawyer, Wayne DeLuca, couldn't be reached for comment.

Hardy Lloyd recently lost his job of six months at the Giant Eagle supermarket on Murray Avenue, near his apartment. Employees there said he was fired for stealing fruit.

Friends of Hann, a clerical worker for a Monroeville health care company who divorced her husband of 17 years last year, said she met Lloyd through an Internet dating service.

Police said they knew from Internet sites and from leaflets Lloyd distributed in the East End that he preached violence against nonwhites, Jews and law enforcement. Investigators said Hann knew of his activities, too.

More than 70 mourners attended Hann's funeral at St. John Fisher Church in Churchill. She will be buried next to her mother, Shirley Swatchick, who died of cancer in April 2003, Larry Swatchick said.

"I can't say enough about the outpouring of love and support from the friends and colleagues of my sister," he said.

He saw his sister a few weeks ago and at that time "she never appeared distraught or in trouble." Since her mother's death, Hann had taken a central role in looking after her father, Lawrence Swatchick, of Penn Hills, a retired mine safety worker. She called him and brought him meals frequently, the brothers said.

Hann also is survived by a third brother, Leonard Swatchick, of Penn Hills, and four nephews. An animal lover, she had a dog named Miranda and a cat called Crystal. The animals are being cared for, her family said.

"My sister was too much of an angel to have her life ended this way," Lon Swatchick said. "Words can't express the pain we feel."

David M. Brown can be reached at dbrown@tribweb.com or (412) 380-5614.

Monday, June 19, 2006

True.com sues convicted sex offender

by Dave Evans

It was only a matter of time. True.com made it's name as a website dedicated to safer dating. Now, it's fighting to keep a convicted sex offender off it's site.

True reportedly took quick action, reporting the offender to the authorities and filing a suite against him. The get around to mentioning that the offenders profile was removed from the site 3/4 through the press release, and this was reported via Brooke Benson, who reportedly has seen the lecherous creature on several other websites.

True being True, takes a swipe at Eharmony by fabricating a quote from Ms. Benson stating she felt that eHarmony was not "aggressive enough" when it came to dealing with a sex offender on eHarmony.com.

This is the one they caught, who knows how many others are on True.com or any other website. I would guess thousands.

Vest wants to "See convicted felony records opened to the public in all jurisdictions to better protect our consumers and our children." I hope he means for sexual predators and not run of the mill B&E or lesser crimes.


(Thanks to OneOfSeven for this find! - Fighter)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Catching Online Child Predators


While this blog deals with predators who prey on other adults, NBC's Dateline did a story on 11/3/05 called "To Catch A Predator" about our friends at Perverted-Justice and the fight against Online Predators who prey on children.

These men, like Adult Predators, look like normal, upstanding guys. Teachers, Counselors and CLERGY!!

Rather than reposting the whole story, if you click
HERE you can read for yourself.


One of the things that sticks out about this story? Is the EXCUSES these Child Predators make? ARE VIRTUALLY THE SAME EXCUSES GIVEN BY ADULT PREDATORS:

"I've never done this before." or "This is the first time I have ever done something like this" (meaning its something about YOU and your online relationship driving this cyberpath? NOT!)

"I just wanted to talk" or "I just wanted a friend" (LOL!!)

Lying about their age, looks (sheesh!)

"I would never do something like that" or "I am not playing you" (while they are playing you like a fiddle)

"I am sorry" (and after this, instead of talking to you about what happened? they RUN LIKE HELL and leave you broken hearted...)

or they accuse the target of harrassing or stalking them!

And our SITE FAVORITE: "I know its wrong, I am getting help" or "I am seeing a psychiatrist for it" (the ploy for sympathy is really sickening. These guys should share the name & number of their 'shrinks' with their target so that the target can at least CHECK UP on see if they are REALLY getting help. Chances are they are just biding their time and perfecting their game to TO IT AGAIN!!)


Saturday, June 10, 2006

Gays help expose online predators

(Gay men & women are just as vulnerable to Online Predators & Cyberpaths as straight people are. And Perverted-Justice should be thanked. Fighter stops typing for a minute and gives this a BIG THUMBS UP!!)


Gays involved with a group that conducts controversial online sting operations against adult men who solicit sex from underage teenagers of both sexes are calling on the gay community to take a more visible stand against the sexual exploitation of children and teens.

Perverted Justice, the group some have criticized as vigilante, participated in a Nov. 4, 2005 nationwide broadcast of the weekly program “Dateline NBC,” which used hidden cameras to show men arriving at a house in Fairfax County, Va., for that they believed were meetings with underage teens of both sexes for sexual encounters.

Instead, much to their shock and horror, they were greeted by “Dateline NBC” reporter Chris Hansen, who informed them that the “teens” between the ages of 12 and 15 with whom they thought they were about to have a sexual tryst were actually adults members of a group called Perverted Justice.

Members of this nationwide Internet group say they train for and carefully carry out online sting operations to expose men seeking out underage teens for sexual encounters. The group’s leaders said they avoid illegal entrapment by waiting for the adult men to initiate a sexual assignation. Perverted Justice refers successful stings to local law enforcement authorities, who often prosecute the men involved.

In a development not mentioned in the “Dateline NBC” program, two gay men and a lesbian are among the group’s 32 volunteer members and teen “impersonators.”

I have been with Perverted Justice two and a half years, and I can say that I’m treated with respect and welcomed with open arms,” said gay Michigan resident Greg Brainer.

Xavier Von Erck, one of the group’s leaders, said Perverted Justice has no connection to religious right groups and considers itself non-sectarian. Von Erck, who is not gay, said the organization supports equal rights for all people, including gays, and welcomes all who supports its mission.

“We don’t consider men who solicit underage males to be part of the gay community,” Von Erck said. “If you go for a 13-year-old or a 12-year-old, it’s all the same,” he said.

Brainer called such predatory behavior “outrageous” and “just plain wrong,” and said he is hopeful that more gay men and lesbians will begin to speak out more openly against such behavior.

He said Perverted Justice members don’t link adults who solicit sex with underage teens with the gay community, and the gay community should “get over” its fears about being tarnished by the issue of pedophilia.

Efforts lead to 38 convictions
Von Erck said the group turns over to police and prosecutors transcripts of e-mail exchanges, along with online instant message conversations, between its volunteer members who pose as teens and adult “predators.”

As of Nov. 12, 2005 , the group had submitted information used to obtain 38 convictions since it began its online sting operations more than two years ago. It says 52 current cases are pending across the country, with many of the adults ensnared by the group awaiting trial.

Jack Drescher, a psychiatrist in private practice and president of the Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychiatrists, called the actions exposed by Perverted Justice as “predatory behavior” that occurs in men who are sexually attracted to teenagers of either sex, or both sexes.

“This has nothing to do with being gay any more than men who try to lure girls for sex has do to with heterosexuality,” Drescher said. “This is not typical behavior for homosexuals or heterosexuals.”

But Drescher said he was skeptical about whether gay groups or gay leaders should feel obligated to speak out on the subject.

“I personally deplore this type of behavior,” he said. “But which members of the community should speak out on this? It’s like saying, ‘Are you gay people moral enough to speak out against this immoral behavior?’”

Drescher noted that gays have historically been subjected to condemnation for sexual behavior between consenting adults. He said the condemnation is often politically motivated.

“So it’s not the way the gay community automatically thinks - to issue a response on this type of development,” he said.

Von Erck said about 75 percent of the adult men his group monitors on the Internet seek out female teenagers, with the remaining 25 percent soliciting sex from teen-age boys.

“The men who seek out boys are often married” to women, he said.

Brainer, 38, lesbian volunteer Del Harvey, 23, of California; and a 25-year-old gay male volunteer named Don, who declined to disclose his last name, each participated in the Fairfax sting operation recorded by Dateline NBC.

In what appears as a well-honed operation, the three gay volunteers and others who posed as teenagers created online profiles for chat rooms set up mostly for teenagers. In most cases, the chat rooms are on America Online and Yahoo, Brainer said.

In most cases, the adult “impersonators” obtain old photos of teenagers who are currently adults and who agree to contribute their photos for the cause, Brainer said. Once the adult impersonators enter a chat room, they remain passive and “wait” to see if anyone establishes contact with them.

In the case of the Fairfax operation, about 18 adult males made contact with the “teens” over a period of several days. Once the adults solicited the “teens” for sex, the impersonators expressed varying degrees of interest. Eventually, they told the adult suitors their parents were away from home and invited the adults to visit them.

In each case, according to NBC’s Hansen, the adult suitors specifically acknowledged the age of the “teen” they were pursuing, noting that they read the age in the “teen’s” online profile.

Rabbi caught in sting
Among those ensnared the Fairfax sting was 55-year-old Rabbi David Kaye, who worked for a national youth group in Rockville, Md. Kaye, believing he was exchanging messages with a 13-year-old male, sent the “teen” a nude photo of himself, Hansen reported.

He also offered to perform oral sex on the youth. The adult who impersonated the teen accepted Kaye’s offer, according to transcripts of instant messages between Kaye and the fictitious minor.

The “teen” then invited Kaye to his house, saying his mother was deceased and his father was away on a trip. When Kaye arrived, he was greeted by Hansen, who began pressing him with questions about why he came to the house to have sex with a 13-year-old.

Several hidden television cameras recorded the encounter between Kaye and Hansen. “Dateline NBC” reported that even before the episode aired, Kaye resigned from his job at the Institute for Jewish Leaders & Values. He also reported finding online a photo of Kaye with two other rabbis later convicted of sexual misconduct.

Rabbi Robert Saks of the D.C. gay synagogue Beit Mishpachah said he is not aware of Kaye having attended any Beit Mishpachah events or services.

Fairfax police spokesperson Rich Perez said police are investigating the information Perverted Justice provided them in connection with the Fairfax sting operation.

Man Accused Of Raping Woman He Met On MySpace

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MOUNT LAKE TERRACE, Wash. -- Mount Lake Terrace Police arrested a man who allegedly raped a woman he met on MySpace.com.

The victim told police she met the man on MySpace.com and only wanted to meet him and not have a sexual relationship with him, but when she invited him to her home he became very aggressive and threatened that if she didn’t do what he said, he would harm her and her daughter.

During an interview with detectives, the suspect admitted to having sex with the victim but claimed it was consensual.

Police said his statement was inconsistent and retrieved conversations he had on MySpace.com.

"The topics are rather varied but oftentimes lead to or end up being about sexual desires and those sorts of things," Detective Sgt. Mark Conner with the Mount Lake Terrace police told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

Police told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News that the man was also a suspect in a sheriff’s office case in December that was closed due to insufficient evidence.

Police believe the suspect has struck before. "We know that his communication has been with more than just our victim and the sheriff's office victim, to what extent and what the end result with that is, we are not sure," said Detective Sgt. Mark Conner.

The suspect's bail has been set at $100,000.

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