The feds didn't step in, for instance, when dozens of cops were under investigation for sexting and having sex with an underage girl in Oakland, California. prosecutors have been big lately on exercising jurisdiction over both social media and sexting, and these have also been the subject of much attention in Congress lately.
Or when a Chicago cop was arrested for trafficking a 14-year-old. All of this helps suggest the decision to make this a federal matter is based more on opportunism and political agendas than the severity of O'Kimosh's crime or his threat to the public.
Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono told The Straits Times yesterday that experts are investigating the authenticity of the materials before summoning the alleged individuals for questioning.
Those involved in the production or dissemination of the materials can be charged with violating the country's anti-pornography as well as Information and Electronic Transaction laws, he added.
According to FBI Agent Sarah Deamron, O'Kimosh began interacting with the girl last January through Facebook Messenger; in April he asked if he could contact her on Snapchat. At first O'Kimosh did not know the girl was only 15, but continued to discuss sexual topics with her after learning her age, "repeatedly requesting through the Snapchat application" that they meet for sexual activity.
When investigators impersonated the girl on November 1, O'Kibosh asked "her" to send an explicit photo. Sickel ordered O'Kimosh be held in a federal corrections facility pending trial, based on his "potential risk of flight due to the significant sentence that may be imposed if convicted" and on the fact that the alleged offenses happened while he was on duty as a Menominee Tribal Police officer.
The case is the latest in a string of accusations lodged to the police against the chairman of hardline group Islamic Defenders' Front (FPI), from blasphemy to hate speech to insulting state symbols.
O'Kimosh was charged in a complaint filed last Friday in the U. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. While it's refreshing to see a cop get held accountable for a change, calling O'Kimosh a threat to community safety seems a bit melodramatic.Basil O'Kimosh, a former cop in Green Bay, Wisconsin, faces federal charges for exchanging sexually explicit Snapchat messages with a teenage girl he met on Facebook.If convicted, the 39-year-old man faces 25 years to life in prison.They could have sold a lot more if they had them in stock. i Phone 4 Sex Chats: Speaking of the new i Phone ...sex chat services are already available on the new device.
"Investigators are now examining the content and materials of the people featured and will question them later.