Or that this is how these alleged events actually transpire?
Interesting isn’t it too that there’s been a sudden surge of these local crimes, and that the BPD has already admitted that they engage in sting operations on Craigslist?
Police arrested a 33-year-old registered sex offender Thursday accused of having sex with a Burbank teenager he met online, police said.
The investigation began earlier this month after a Burbank mother found text messages between her 16-year-old daughter and the man, who police identified as Hanford probationer Arnold McGovern, according to Burbank Police Sgt. Claudio Losacco.
After the victim’s mother found McGovern on the state’s sex offender database, she, along with her daughter, reported the incident to police.
The girl told police that she met the man online in February, after which they met at her Burbank home and had “consensual” sex, Losacco said.
Burbank and Hanford investigators reportedly searched the man’s home Thursday, seizing his phone, computers and other evidence.
McGovern, who police said has been convicted of committing lewd acts with a minor, was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a minor, sexual penetration of a minor, contact with a minor for the purpose of lewd and lascivious behavior with a prior conviction of a sex crime and meeting a minor for the purpose of sexual contact, police said.
He’s due in Kings County Superior Court next week.
Police reminded parents to monitor their children’s online and phone activity.
Because the local police certainly are.
Sorry too, but we also find spying on kids to be deeply offensive. We weren’t raised that way. No one should be advocating it. It doesn’t respect them, and all it does is turn the kids into hypocritical little sneaks. Much like the adults around them.
Now here’s a question to be asked that no one in the local journalism world is apparently curious enough to wonder about themselves. They all just reprint the press releases.
Which is, that if the major alleged crime occurred in Burbank, why is this guy being arraigned (or whatever) in Kings County? And does the BPD now no longer need actual physical evidence of sexual activity before they go about charging people?
Yes we know: how deeply offensive it is to question things around here.
Too bad. You know what too? We’ve also heard from a number of sources that BUSD administrators have been searching into student phones galore recently. Surveillance is in the air.