Tuesday, July 24, 2007

MySpace and Sex Predators

Whoa, Nellie:

MySpace has identified more than 29,000 registered sex offenders among those registered to use its site -- more than four times what the company said in May it had found from an investigation, according to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.

Cooper released the number Sunday in a statement
(download PDF) supporting proposed legislation in North Carolina that would require a parent's permission before a person under 18 could join a social networking site.

"[The 29,000] includes just the predators who signed up using their real names and not the ones who failed to register or used fake names," Cooper said in the statement. Cooper is one of eight state attorneys general who asked MySpace in May
to turn over the names of users who are registered sex offenders.

That means that there are 29000 extraordinarily stupid sex offenders. I'd like to bet that ALL sex offenders are extraordinarily stupid, but I don't think I'd win a new home in Door County...

1 comment:

RAG said...

Thanks for this post. I'm going to add it to my blog.

These predators are varmints of the lowest order. You know what should become of them.