Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Trucker indicted for abduction, planed to marry 11 year old Amber alert pays off!

Amber alert saves child,

11 year old girl goes home
Indictment for Texas trucker for abduction with intent to rape

After awhile, the stories about child abductions start to have a familiar ring. One ring tone we hear over and over is about the cat who picks up an under age child and takes her across state lines with the intention of sexual gratification. This case rings true to the theme, except the under-aged youth being transported across state lines was an 11 year old, not the traditional 14 or 15 year old.   If allegations are true, Elmer Zelaya-Robles from Dallas Texas, will be bending over for a brute in the big house for a long time.  Child molestors don't do well when caged with violent criminals.
A frantic call came over the switchboard at 2:30 p.m. on February 13th, 2010. The father of an 11 year old Karina Manzana-Garcia, who lives in the 400 block of 69th Place in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, called to report that his daughter was missing, indicated Cpl. Larry Johnson, a Prince George's police spokesman.

"Signs along the interstate system were activated"

An amber alert was issued reporting the child missing and providing information to media for public distribution. The report allowed regular television and radio programming to be interrupted for the announcement. Signs along the interstate system were activated. Of course, law enforcement nation-wide was notified.

One possibility was the child left with Elmer Zelaya-Robles, a family acquaintance who parked his 18 wheeler near the family home. It had been there the night before. Police were advised to be on the look-out for an orange tractor trailer.

We don’t know if a passing motorist noticed the truck and called. However, around 10:00 p.m. that night a Tennessee State Trooper found the driver of an 18 wheeler with an orange cab pulling into Love’s Truck Stop, in Jackson, Mississippi. The driver was identified as Elmer Zelaya-Robles. As the officer was in the process of questioning the driver the Amber Alert came over his radio. Elmer Fudd got the silver bracelets. Lost inside the truck’s sleeper was an 11 year Karina Manzana-Garcia.

"According to reports, he had convinced
her the two should be married"

According to reports, Elmer had wooed little karina. He had convinced her the two should be married. They had some long talks about what Elmer wanted in a wife-someone to take care of him even if she had to take care of children at the same time.  

While the child’s life was saved, karina’s innocence had already been robbed, alleged by reports in the Washington Examiner. The 11 year old tike told child services Elmer had done the dirty with her three times. Two boxes of condoms were reportedly found within the sleeper. Condoms usually come in boxes of threes and boxes of 12's.  These were probably the three to a box assortment which explains why threre would be two boxes.  

Zelaya-Robles faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted. Additional charges may be pending.

Every man has the right to be presumed innocent unless and until judged guilty in a court of law.  The charges by the Grand Jury don't match the charges alleged by some of the reports.  The reports I used for this blog were all over the map regarding various details of this abduction.  Some said the child was returned un-harmed, while other said she was violated.  For example, a report in indicated the Karina's middle name was Elizabeth, based upon a Washington Post article. 

If found guilty then Zelaya has a tough time in front of him, as he should.  If he is innocent of the crime let's hope that is determined quickly, as well.

My message to men who keep singing the same tune:  If you mess with our children we will catch you and you will pay a high price!  Think about what you are doing before you make a mistake of a life time. If you are having trouble, get help now!  They won't do much for you if you wait and end up in prision, except mark your grave.

The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein, Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Chief Roberto L. Hylton of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

"This case demonstrates the heroic ability of law enforcement to make the difference"

“Nationwide law enforcement coordination, modern technology and a shared commitment to pursue criminals who prey on children contributed to the quick arrest of Mr. Zelaya and the recovery of the child,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Local, state and federal law enforcement quickly coordinated their efforts and within hours after issuing an AMBER alert, the missing girl was found in Tennessee. This case demonstrates both the terrible danger that sexual predators pose to children and the heroic ability of law enforcement to make a difference.”

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS).  Details about Maryland’s program are available at

The United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Tennessee Highway Patrol for their assistance in the investigation and commended Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacy Dawson Belf, who is prosecuting the case.

Dave Gibson from the conservative Denver rag, the Examiner, tries to turn this into an illegal alien problem starting with his title "Amber Alert saves 11-year-old girl abducted by Salvadoran national"  As it turns out Elmer Zelaya-Robles was allegedly heading for his homeland, El Salvador, when he got stopped. However, he was not an illegal alien.  He is here under full documentation.  Any monster can abduct a little child.  Putting it onto the backs of Latinos or undocumented persons is inane.

Not everyone can take advantage of the Amber Alert, a tragedy in this country.  Those who live in Sheriff "Little Joe" Arpaio's Maricopa County, in Arizona, would have to think twice about calling for an Amber Alert should one of their children be abducted.  That is, if mother, father or the child were undocumented.  Based upon the raids "Little Joe" ordered this weekend, the immigrant community has been terrorized and can't approach local law enforcement for help.  Imagine, losing your daughter and being so afraid of law enforcement you can't ask for a simple Amber Alert!

One day perhaps the leaders of this country will put a stop to abusive police tactics by rogue law enforcement.  Until then, all we can do is trust ethical law enforcement agencies like the State Patrol in Tennessee who rescued 11 year old Karina, as well as the FBI and law enforcement all over the country who work so hard to get it right.  

Sunday, March 7, 2010

LMSD fights back! Pennsylvania laptop web cam is a violation of Blake Robbins 4th Amendment rights

Pennsylvania school spies on students using laptop web cam    Actions of  Lower Merion School District a complete bastardization of Blake Robbins 4th Amendment Rights Under the US Constitution

It is tragic when the monster you are protecting your children from is their own school.  This is a case which turns you stomach if any case ever could.  We expect cameras in just about any place public we go.  Traffic intersections, photo radar, court houses and government installations, and yes, I have even seen them in public bathroom, discretely placed of course.

CCTV picture is from freefoto dot com

The Lower Merion School District pulled a fast one on the student body by installing spy cam software in the Apple laptops they handed out to the student body. They can activate the software at any time and take snap shots of what ever is in front of the computer without the computer user's knowing about it.  The FBI is investingating the Pennsylvania computer lap top scandal.

Constitutional law

The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution says:  'The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.'

There are many problems with the actions of the LMSD using spy cameras in computer laptops.  The school board splintered the notion of the expectation of privacy and right of each citizen against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Spying on students

Not even the police have the authority to arbitrarily plant listening, video or photographic devices in people's homes without their knowledge unless they have a warrant.  It is clear with the LMSD no warrants were ever sought, therefore, as a constitutional matter, their activities violated the law.

"All drug traffickers are terrorist and subject to the almost non-existent court over-sight of law enforcement activity"

There are exceptions to the no warrant requirement.  The Patriot Act expands government authority wildly.  The Act allows warrantless searches if the party is believed to be engaged in the act of Terrorism, including domestic terrorismThe definition of 'involved in the act of terrorism" has a reckless and overly broad interpretation.  For example, the powers that be have determined at some time in the past terrorist organizations traffic in drugs in order to fund their activities.  The Act includes:

"(4) any narcotics trafficking entity designated pursuant to Executive Order 12978 (October 21, 1995) or the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Public Law 106-120)"

Therefore, all drug traffickers are terrorist and subject to the almost non-existent court over-sight of law enforcement activity.  You can read the Patriot Act in it's full glory here.  It is technical in nature as are most laws but a great challenge for a student heading to law school!
There are few situations in which an ordinary citizen will not fall under the act.  One of them is eating Mike and Ikes candy. 
While the school board might make an argument they suspected a student of narcotics trafficking, searching for a lost notebook won't cut the mustard.  If they subsequently find a person involved in narcotics traffiicking, the original search was illegal, hence under the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine in Constitutional law.  The law says in so many words,
"fruit of the poisonous tree" doctrine is an offspring of the Exclusionary Rule. The exclusionary rule mandates that evidence obtained from an unreasonable search,  must be excluded from trial. Under the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine, evidence is also excluded from trial if it was gained through evidence uncovered in an unreasonable search.  The fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine was established primarily to deter law enforcement from violating rights against unreasonable searches and seizures."
Note, the law may not prohibit the collection of data through unreasonable searches.  It precludes use of the information in the prosecution of the case.  Therefore, when Vice Principal Lyn Matsko confronted 15 year old Blake Robbins for what she thought was illegal narcotics use she broke the law in the prosecution portion of the 'Fruit of the Poisonous Tree' Doctine.  There mere collection of the evidence is subject to question.
The biggest problem with the Pennsylvania computer spy cam case is the violation of the reasonable expectation of privacy.  According to the itlaw wickja:
"To establish a reasonable expectation of privacy a person must establish two things:
1.  That the individual had a subjective expectation of privacy;
2. That subjective expectation of privacy is one that society is prepared to recognize as reasonable.
If either element is missing, no protected interest is established (according to Katz v. the United States)."
The privacy of one's own home is a place in which "society is 'prepared to recognize as legitimate'".  As a result, it didn't matter what Blake was doing, masturbating, making love, in the bathroom or only dining on Mike and Ikes candy.  The expectation of privacy is paramount in one's own home.
If the government, in this case the Lower Merion School District, had informed students of the ability to spy on them using a computer lap top, there might be grounds to consider such spying. Take a look at United States v. Jerome T. Heckenkamp which is explained on Proskauer.
"The only ones who win in court are the attorneys"
The problem with law is a decision of a court may turn on the slightest detail and precedent then set.  There are no guaranteed winners in Blake's law suit, which is Blake J. Robbins v. LMSD.  While it looks like Blake has the upper hand, the case could turn on a dime and the school district come out with less of a shinner.  They already have a black eye.
It is for this reason, and for the benefit of the students at Herriton Senior High school near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that I suggest these people put on the conflict resolution hats and settle this matter.  Most people who win big in court say the experience was not worth it.  There is an old saying, the only ones who win in court are the attorneys!  Trust me, even they suffer an untold toll. 
Blake is a long ways away from winning his suit.  The LMSD has a lot of legal bills to pay and likely will lose.  Meanwhile, everyone in the community suffers, including the current and next senior classes of Herriton Senior High School.   That is my opinion.  Take it as you wish!

10 signs Your child is with a computer sex predator.prostitute, sexual offender, internet tracking

A message from the FBI
By Louis J. Freeh
Tips to keep your child safe!

The FBI writes a note to all parents:

Dear Parent:

Our children are our Nation's most valuable asset. They represent the bright future of our country and hold our hopes for a better Nation. Our children are also the most vulnerable members of society. Protecting our children against the fear of crime and from becoming victims of crime must be a national priority.

Unfortunately the same advances in computer and telecommunication technology that allow our children to reach out to new sources of knowledge and cultural experiences are also leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and harm by computer-sex offenders.
I hope that this pamphlet helps you to begin to understand the complexities of on-line child exploitation. For further information, please contact your local FBI office or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

Louis J. Freeh, Former Director

Signs your child may be at risk on line


1.  Your child spends a lot of time on the net, especially at night.  Most children who fall prey to computer-sex-offenders spend a large amount of time on the net.  Parents are advised to monitor such use.

2.  Children on-line are at the greatest risk during the evening hours.  Most offenders work so they, too, are on line during evening hours. 

3.  You find pornography on your child's computer.  Sex offenders often supply their potential victims with pornography as a means of opening sexual discussions and for seduction.
Child pornography may be used to show the child sex between children and adults is "normal."

4.  Look for thumb drives and other internet storage media which is guarded by your child.  It may be an indication he is harboring pornographic images he does not want the rest of the family to see. 

5.  Be alert if your young one is getting telephone calls by older men whom you do not know.  Your child may be making phone calls long distance from the family home to numbers you don't recognize.  It is best to review your phone bill.  

6.  A sexual predator will use the computer to make initial contact.  Ultimately, he will likely want to speak to his new victim in person.  During those calls he may engage in phone sex.  After that comes a meeting.  

7.  The process of exchanging phone calls frequently begins with the sex offender giving the child his telephone number.  As soon as the child calls back the offender has your child's numbers.

8.  Sex offenders will go to great lengths to hide their activity.  Some have obtained a 1-800 number so the youth can call without an adult becoming aware.

9.  Be alert for mail and gifts from an unknown person.  The on-line predator may be trying to win your child's heart as he manipulates himself into your child's life. 

10.  Your child turns the computer off or quickly closes a window so you can't see what he or she was looking at, good tip your child is hiding something.

11.  A child that is in the process of victimization will often withdraw from the family and friends who can protect him.  Watch for withdrawal signs.  

12.  A sex offender may try to divide the family.  They will use any problem they can find to win the child over and to turn the child against his family.  If your child becomes hesitant to speak with you about his daily activities, or include you in his personal life, he may be subject to manipulation by a person with evil ends. 

13.  Watch for on-line accounts that belong to someone else.  This may be a gift by a sexual predator or a means of gaining trust.  

14.  Predators will sometimes provide an on-line account for their victims.  Once again, they are manipulating the child in their 'little secret' and keeping the communications from parental supervision. 

The FBI Pamphlet


While on-line computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can be exposed to dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. There are individuals who attempt to sexually exploit children through the use of on-line services and the Internet. Some of these individuals gradually seduce their targets through the use of attention, affection, kindness, and even gifts. These individuals are often willing to devote considerable amounts of time, money, and energy in this process. They listen to and empathize with the problems of children. They will be aware of the latest music, hobbies, and interests of children. These individuals attempt to gradually lower children's inhibitions by slowly introducing sexual context and content into their conversations.

"Computer-sex offender can be any age or any sex the person does not have to fit the caricature of a dirty, unkempt, older man"

There are other individuals, however, who immediately engage in sexually explicit conversation with children. Some offenders primarily collect and trade child-pornographic images, while others seek face-to-face meetings with children via on-line contacts. It is important for parents to understand that children can be indirectly victimized through conversation, i.e. "chat," as well as the transfer of sexually explicit information and material. Computer-sex offenders may also be evaluating children they come in contact with on-line for future face-to-face contact and direct victimization. Parents and children should remember that a computer-sex offender can be any age or sex the person does not have to fit the caricature of a dirty, unkempt, older man wearing a raincoat to be someone who could harm a child.

Children, especially adolescents, are sometimes interested in and curious about sexuality and sexually explicit material. They may be moving away from the total control of parents and seeking to establish new relationships outside their family. Because they may be curious, children/adolescents sometimes use their on-line access to actively seek out such materials and individuals. Sex offenders targeting children will use and exploit these characteristics and needs. Some adolescent children may also be attracted to and lured by on-line offenders closer to their age who, although not technically child molesters, may be dangerous. Nevertheless, they have been seduced and manipulated by a clever offender and do not fully understand or recognize the potential danger of these contacts.

This guide was prepared from actual investigations involving child victims, as well as investigations where law enforcement officers posed as children. Further information on protecting your child on-line may be found in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Child Safety on the Information Highway and Teen Safety on the Information Highway pamphlets.

What Are Signs That Your Child Might Be At Risk On-line?

Your child spends large amounts of time on-line, especially at night.

Most children that fall victim to computer-sex offenders spend large amounts of time on-line, particularly in chat rooms. They may go on-line after dinner and on the weekends. They may be latchkey kids whose parents have told them to stay at home after school. They go on-line to chat with friends, make new friends, pass time, and sometimes look for sexually explicit information. While much of the knowledge and experience gained may be valuable, parents should consider monitoring the amount of time spent on-line.

Children on-line are at the greatest risk during the evening hours. While offenders are on-line around the clock, most work during the day and spend their evenings on-line trying to locate and lure children or seeking pornography.

You find pornography on your child's computer.

Pornography is often used in the sexual victimization of children. Sex offenders often supply their potential victims with pornography as a means of opening sexual discussions and for seduction. Child pornography may be used to show the child victim that sex between children and adults is "normal." Parents should be conscious of the fact that a child may hide the pornographic files on diskettes from them. This may be especially true if the computer is used by other family members.

Your child receives phone calls from men you don't know or is making calls, sometimes long distance, to numbers you don't recognize.

While talking to a child victim on-line is a thrill for a computer-sex offender, it can be very cumbersome. Most want to talk to the children on the telephone. They often engage in "phone sex" with the children and often seek to set up an actual meeting for real sex.

While a child may be hesitant to give out his/her home phone number, the computer-sex offenders will give out theirs. With Caller ID, they can readily find out the child's phone number. Some computer-sex offenders have even obtained toll-free 800 numbers, so that their potential victims can call them without their parents finding out. Others will tell the child to call collect. Both of these methods result in the computer-sex offender being able to find out the child's phone number.

Your child receives mail, gifts, or packages from someone you don't know.

As part of the seduction process, it is common for offenders to send letters, photographs, and all manner of gifts to their potential victims. Computer-sex offenders have even sent plane tickets in order for the child to travel across the country to meet them.

Your child turns the computer monitor off or quickly changes the screen on the monitor when you come into the room.

A child looking at pornographic images or having sexually explicit conversations does not want you to see it on the screen.

Your child becomes withdrawn from the family.

Computer-sex offenders will work very hard at driving a wedge between a child and their family or at exploiting their relationship. They will accentuate any minor problems at home that the child might have. Children may also become withdrawn after sexual victimization.

Your child is using an on-line account belonging to someone else.

en if you don't subscribe to an on-line service or Internet service, your child may meet an offender while on-line at a friend's house or the library. Most computers come preloaded with on-line and/or Internet software. Computer-sex offenders will sometimes provide potential victims with a computer account for communications with them.

What Should You Do If You Suspect Your Child Is Communicating With A Sexual Predator On-line?

Consider talking openly with your child about your suspicions. Tell them about the dangers of computer-sex offenders.

Review what is on your child's computer. If you don't know how, ask a friend, coworker, relative, or other knowledgeable person. Pornography or any kind of sexual communication can be a warning sign.

Use the Caller ID service to determine who is calling your child. Most telephone companies that offer Caller ID also offer a service that allows you to block your number from appearing on someone else's Caller ID. Telephone companies also offer an additional service feature that rejects incoming calls that you block. This rejection feature prevents computer-sex offenders or anyone else from calling your home anonymously.

Devices can be purchased that show telephone numbers that have been dialed from your home phone. Additionally, the last number called from your home phone can be retrieved provided that the telephone is equipped with a redial feature. You will also need a telephone pager to complete this retrieval.

This is done using a numeric-display pager and another phone that is on the same line as the first phone with the redial feature. Using the two phones and the pager, a call is placed from the second phone to the pager. When the paging terminal beeps for you to enter a telephone number, you press the redial button on the first (or suspect) phone. The last number called from that phone will then be displayed on the pager.

Monitor your child's access to all types of live electronic communications (i.e., chat rooms, instant messages, Internet Relay Chat, etc.), and monitor your child's e-mail. Computer-sex offenders almost always meet potential victims via chat rooms. After meeting a child on-line, they will continue to communicate electronically often via e-mail.

Should any of the following situations arise in your household, via the Internet or on-line service, you should immediately contact your local or state law enforcement agency, the FBI, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

Your child or anyone in the household has received child pornography;

Your child has been sexually solicited by someone who knows that your child is under 18 years of age;

Your child has received sexually explicit images from someone that knows your child is under the age of 18.

If one of these scenarios occurs, keep the computer turned off in order to preserve any evidence for future law enforcement use. Unless directed to do so by the law enforcement agency, you should not attempt to copy any of the images and/or text found on the computer.

 What Can You Do To Minimize The Chances Of An On-line Exploiter Victimizing Your Child?

Communicate, and talk to your child about sexual victimization and potential on-line danger.

Spend time with your children on-line. Have them teach you about their favorite on-line destinations.

Keep the computer in a common room in the house, not in your child's bedroom. It is much more difficult for a computer-sex offender to communicate with a child when the computer screen is visible to a parent or another member of the household.

"Utilize parental controls..."

Utilize parental controls provided by your service provider and/or blocking software. While electronic chat can be a great place for children to make new friends and discuss various topics of interest, it is also prowled by computer-sex offenders. Use of chat rooms, in particular, should be heavily monitored. While parents should utilize these mechanisms, they should not totally rely on them.

Always maintain access to your child's on-line account and randomly check his/her e-mail. Be aware that your child could be contacted through the U.S. Mail. Be up front with your child about your access and reasons why.

Teach your child the responsible use of the resources on-line. There is much more to the on-line experience than chat rooms.

Find out what computer safeguards are utilized by your child's school, the public library, and at the homes of your child's friends. These are all places, outside your normal supervision, where your child could encounter an on-line predator.

Understand, even if your child was a willing participant in any form of sexual exploitation, that he/she is not at fault and is the victim. The offender always bears the complete responsibility for his or her actions.

instruct your children:

to never arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone they met on- line;

to never upload (post) pictures of themselves onto the Internet or on-line service to people they do not personally know;

to never give out identifying information such as their name, home address, school name, or telephone number;

to never download pictures from an unknown source, as there is a good chance there could be sexually explicit images;

to never respond to messages or bulletin board postings that are suggestive, obscene, belligerent, or harassing;

that whatever they are told on-line may or may not be true.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

My child has received an e-mail advertising for a pornographic website, what should I do?

Generally, advertising for an adult, pornographic website that is sent to an e-mail address does not violate federal law or the current laws of most states. In some states it may be a violation of law if the sender knows the recipient is under the age of 18. Such advertising can be reported to your service provider and, if known, the service provider of the originator. It can also be reported to your state and federal legislators, so they can be made aware of the extent of the problem.

Is any service safer than the others?

Sex offenders have contacted children via most of the major on-line services and the Internet. The most important factors in keeping your child safe on-line are the utilization of appropriate blocking software and/or parental controls, along with open, honest discussions with your child, monitoring his/her on-line activity, and following the tips in this pamphlet.

Should I just forbid my child from going on-line?

There are dangers in every part of our society. By educating your children to these dangers and taking appropriate steps to protect them, they can benefit from the wealth of information now available on-line.

Helpful Definitions:

Internet - An immense, global network that connects computers via telephone lines and/or fiber networks to storehouses of electronic information. With only a computer, a modem, a telephone line and a service provider, people from all over the world can communicate and share information with little more than a few keystrokes.

Bulletin Board Systems (BBSs) - Electronic networks of computers that are connected by a central computer setup and operated by a system administrator or operator and are distinguishable from the Internet by their "dial-up" accessibility. BBS users link their individual computers to the central BBS computer by a modem which allows them to post messages, read messages left by others, trade information, or hold direct conversations. Access to a BBS can, and often is, privileged and limited to those users who have access privileges granted by the systems operator.

line Service (COS) - Examples of COSs are America Online, Prodigy, CompuServe and Microsoft Network, which provide access to their service for a fee. COSs generally offer limited access to the Internet as part of their total service package.\

Internet Service Provider (ISP) - Examples of ISPs are Erols, Concentric and Netcom. These services offer direct, full access to the Internet at a flat, monthly rate and often provide electronic-mail service for their customers. ISPs often provide space on their servers for their customers to maintain World Wide Web (WWW) sites. Not all ISPs are commercial enterprises. Educational, governmental and nonprofit organizations also provide Internet access to their members.

Public Chat Rooms - Created, maintained, listed and monitored by the COS and other public domain systems such as Internet Relay Chat. A number of customers can be in the public chat rooms at any given time, which are monitored for illegal activity and even appropriate language by systems operators (SYSOP). Some public chat rooms are monitored more frequently than others, depending on the COS and the type of chat room. Violators can be reported to the administrators of the system (at America On-line they are referred to as terms of service [TOS]) which can revoke user privileges. The public chat rooms usually cover a broad range of topics such as entertainment, sports, game rooms, children only, etc.
Electronic Mail (E-Mail) - A function of BBSs, COSs and ISPs which provides for the transmission of messages and files between computers over a communications network similar to mailing a letter via the postal service. E-mail is stored on a server, where it will remain until the addressee retrieves it. Anonymity can be maintained by the sender by predetermining what the receiver will see as the "from" address. Another way to conceal one's identity is to use an "anonymous remailer," which is a service that allows the user to send an e-mail message repackaged under the remailer's own header, stripping off the originator's name completely.

Chat - Real-time text conversation between users in a chat room with no expectation of privacy. All chat conversation is accessible by all individuals in the chat room while the conversation is taking place.
Instant Messages - Private, real-time text conversation between two users in a chat room.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) - Real-time text conversation similar to public and/or private chat rooms on COS.
Usenet (Newsgroups) - Like a giant, cork bulletin board where users post messages and information. Each posting is like an open letter and is capable of having attachments, such as graphic image files (GIFs). Anyone accessing the newsgroup can read the postings, take copies of posted items, or post responses. Each newsgroup can hold thousands of postings. Currently, there are over 29,000 public newsgroups and that number is growing daily. Newsgroups are both public and/or private. There is no listing of private newsgroups. A user of private newsgroups has to be invited into the newsgroup and be provided with the newsgroup's address
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Sexual expoitation of a child leads to life long issues in relationships and trust in other people.  If we can brek the chain of children who are being violated turning into new violators we may be able to get a bit ahead!