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Well, I did a search and didn't find a thread on the same subject so I figured I'd post it.

 

 

 

http://news10now.com/content/all_news/3 ... fault.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Police say what began as a friendship through an online game turned into an inappropriate relationship between a 13-year-old Potsdam boy and a 22-year-old California woman.

 

 

 

Kathryn Brauch was arrested in Potsdam on Wednesday after police say she flew to the area to have sex with the boy.

 

 

 

"They had conversed over the internet, and eventually disclosed their age and names to each other and developed a relationship, and eventually traveled to Potsdam to meet the juvenile," said Officer Mark R. Murray, of the Potsdam Police Department.

 

 

 

Police say the two met on the online game RuneScape, an interactive game which lets you chat with other players.

 

 

 

Brauch was charged with second degree rape, disseminating indecent material to minors and a second degree criminal sexual act.

 

 

 

Police believe she's been in the area for more than two weeks, staying with the boy and his mother. The mother was also charged with a crime.

 

 

 

"She was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child for her role in permitting or being aware of some of the relations that were occurring," said Officer Murray.

 

 

 

Brauch and the victim not only met over the computer, but they also sent inappropriate sexual photos using a cell phone.

 

 

 

Police say this is just another example of the dangers that come with technology.

 

 

 

"It's definitely a wake-up call for all parents for children that have access to a computer, the internet and cell phones," said Officer Murray. "This is an extreme example, but it should raise your eyebrows and make you aware if what you need to be looking for."

 

 

 

Officer Murray says he's seeing more and more technology-related crimes, and offers his advice to parents.

 

 

 

"Monitor what your children are doing, who they're talking to, what programs and games they're playing, as well as who they're calling on their cell phones," Murray said.

 

 

 

I know this is related to Runescape, but it is more towards real life so I figure i'd put it here than on the RS discussion forums at the top of the index.

 

 

 

 

 

Discuss.

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Police believe she's been in the area for more than two weeks, staying with the boy and his mother. The mother was also charged with a crime.

 

 

 

"She was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child for her role in permitting or being aware of some of the relations that were occurring," said Officer Murray.

 

 

:lol: :lol: The mother agreed to it as well! Oh that's priceless. That kid must have loved his mother.

 

 

 

It's kindof disgusting (maybe if he was 16 or so it wouldn't be as bad), but this thing doesn't surprise me. After watching all of the "To Catch a Predator" shows on Dateline, it's not really interesting or shocking anymore. It happens, a lot, nothing I can do about it (or rather I don't care enough to do anything about it). Doesn't seem like anyone was harmed in the process.

 

 

 

Although, this is one of the few cases I've heard of it being a woman coming after a teen boy. Normally the story is older guy goes after underage girl (or underage boy, as the case may be), so that's about the only thing that grabbed my attention, aside from the mom part.

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I'm not attacking the parents, but it's their job (and school etc) to teach kids that they can't just give out personal information freely.

 

 

 

My mum gets worried when I tell her about some friends I know in Australia, having never met them face to face, but I know that they are genuine, because I just know.

 

It's easy to tell if someone is trying to groom you.

 

 

 

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I would understand if it was like a 45 year old man and like a 12 year old girl, but it was a 22 year old woman. Is there any pictures of the woman in questioning?

 

 

 

EDIT: Ugh. Saw a picture. NVM :? Lock her up.

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Wow, three idiots in one place. The parents are going to be up in arms against Runescape. My point is, in situations like this, people always blame the mode of communication. People just don't undestand that it's the kids fault for giving out information that freely. 10 years from now he'll likely announce his bank pin to random people in a bad neighborhood.

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Pyromancer, where the hell did you find that? I didn't know people posted creative and funny videos on YT anymore.

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Lol this was a British TV show that ran a few years back.

 

Chris Morris, the main guy, is an absolute comic genious.

 

 

 

The celebrities actually think the things they are talking about are genuine.

 

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I would understand if it was like a 45 year old man and like a 12 year old girl, but it was a 22 year old woman. Is there any pictures of the woman in questioning?

 

 

 

EDIT: Ugh. Saw a picture. NVM :? Lock her up.

 

 

 

That was harsh, but still, :lol:

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I remember this article.

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Am I the only one who thinks: what 22 year old woman wants to be with a 13 year old boy? One of the good things in turning 20 is that you don't have to deal anymore with inexperienced teenagers.

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Am I the only one who thinks: what 22 year old woman wants to be with a 13 year old boy? One of the good things in turning 20 is that you don't have to deal anymore with inexperienced teenagers.

 

 

 

Well, it could depend on what attracts them.

 

 

 

Since this started over the internet, I'd say personality.

 

 

 

For all we know, this kid lied about his age (at first). Though when and if she found out, she should have put a stop to it.

 

 

 

But then again, he could have told the truth about his age, and she couldn't care.

 

 

 

Then again, she could be a predator, however the whole thing that she actually met the mother and never abducted him (though that could have been her intention), showed that the boy was willing, (read the innappropiate pictures part), or just completely stupid.

 

 

 

From my point of veiw, all parties are to blame.

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I coulda sworn I read this before... how old is it?

 

 

 

anyway, I think the mother is the biggest idiot in this story. she let the woman stay in her house? Is she one of those parents who dreams of one day watching their son get laid?

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Haha that video is awesome. :D

 

 

 

As if they don't feel bad being shown to be a nonse on national TV and then BAM, policeman with guns in their faces arresting them. Unlucky!

 

 

 

I wish we had TV shows like that in the UK, its so good. I love how casual that guy acts when he confronts them aswell. It's ace. :mrgreen:

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