They send the children e-mails, instant messages, and obscene photographs.
When they have gained the victim's trust, they try to arrange a secret meeting.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A Lansing man who was a self-styled "slave master" will spend 30 years in federal prison for coercing a teenage girl to send him sexually explicit photos over the Internet. They exchanged pornographic images and, over the years, she wrote in her personal diary about her hopes to go to Michigan and be his "slave." The FBI said the girl wrote: "When it will come down to going to Michigan, being a slave means a ton to me, I can't lose this incredible opportunity. Always." When she was 18, she moved to Lansing to live with Stevenson, his wife and their two kids.
District Judge Robert Holmes Bell for mercy and fairness prior to sentencing Thursday, June 25, in a letter that said he had strong moral standards before he became involved in an "alternative lifestyle." Investigators said Stevenson started having online chats with a 15-year-old in Portland, Oregon.
As she told me the details of her story, she never once said his name.
She only referred to him as “the monster.” She recounted for me the details of her four-day-long nightmare.
Stevenson said "everyone was happy" with the living situation.
"She became part of the family," Stevenson wrote to Bell.
But for Alicia, the story doesn’t begin the day of her abduction. Parents, you won’t want to miss what she has to say.
Earlier in 2001, Alicia met “Christine,” a red-haired 14-year-old girl, online.
En Español About the Campaign Facts You Should Know Dangers to Children Online Warning Signs Tips for Parents Chat Lingo Resources for Parents Real Cases Child Safety Tips There are predators in San Diego who troll the Internet looking for children.
They search chat rooms for children to befriend and victimize.
And over the next several days Tyree would rape her, beat her, and share images of his new sex slave to his buddies over the Internet.