A year-old Boston father has been extradited to Los Angeles to face numerous child pornography charges after he allegedly posed online as a year-old boy to lure young girls into making sexually explicit videos. Lawrence Joseph Silipigni, of Saugus, Mass. The indictment charges that Silipigni, the father of girls aged 10 and 7, traded these recordings with others in exchange for similar illegal pornographic material.
Two years ago, I wrote about Stickam. The article asked if a company with that unusual pedigree could keep a live-video site free from smut and keep its large community of teenage users safe from all the potential abuses. This year, three arrests have underscored why that question needs to be asked.
Lucas Michael Chansler, 31, formerly of St. Johns, Floridaentered a guilty plea to nine counts of producing child pornography on Aug. He was sentenced to years in federal prison for engaging in an extortion scheme to produce child pornography.
Stickam was a live-streaming video website that launched in Stickam featured user-submitted pictures, audio, video, and most prominently, live streaming video chat. In addition to streaming their live video on Stickam, the service allowed users to embed their streaming webcam feeds into other web sites via a Flash player.
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The Jessi Slaughter cyberbullying case revolved around an year-old American girl nicknamed "Jessi Slaughter" and "Kerligirl13", whose profanity-laden video postings became a viral hit via Stickam and YouTube. The videos resulted in a campaign of telephone and Internet harassment against the girl, chiefly attributed to 4chan users and members of the internet-based group Anonymous which was widely covered by the media as a case of cyberbullying. Slaughter created a variety of videos uploaded to YouTube using her webcam.
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The scheme worked by Chansler using fake online accounts to message teenage girls. He would pose as a year-old boy who liked to skateboard, and would ask for nude pictures of the teenage girls. Victims have been located in 26 states, Canada and the United Kingdom, including at least one case in Connecticut.
Parents and child safety experts concerned about the online activities of teenagers have been particularly nervous about a Web site called Stickam, which allows itsregistered users, age 14 and older, to participate in unfiltered live video chats using their Web cameras. On its Web site and in press reports, Stickam says that it is owned by Advanced Video Communications, or AVC, a three-year-old Los Angeles company that sells video conferencing and e-commerce services to businesses in Japan and other Asian countries. But according to Alex Becker, a former vice president at Stickam, and internal company documents, Advanced Video Communications is managed and owned by Wataru Takahashi, a Japanese businessman who also owns and operates DTI Services, a vast network of Web sites offering live sex shows over Web cameras.