Ritter didn't receive much public gratitude for his efforts to avert a costly and destructive war.
At first, the meetings took place in cars or out-of-the-way places. No crime.""I have your phone number and I will be getting your IP address from Yahoo and your carrier," the officer responded.
Coyle, a Gold Coast practitioner and associate professor of law who testified in the case, decided to conduct a study to test the plausibility of Plumridge's defense. Lincoln and Coyle randomly assigned 46 students as either "deceivers" or "receivers." Each volunteer participant was met off-site and individually led to one of several private study locations, to preclude chance encounters with other participants.
Given the flat nature of internet communication, lacking in physical or tonal cues, can people actually deduce the true age and gender of someone who is pretending to be someone else? Deceivers were instructed to play the role of a 13-year-old girl.
Receivers, in contrast, were misled to believe that they might be talking with individuals ranging in age from young children to the elderly.
None of the receivers believed they were talking to someone under the age of 16.
It is our view that commercial sexual exploitation is inextricably linked with both the prevalence and the acceptability of sexual violence within our society.
Any work towards gender equality and the elimination of male violence against women is undermined so long as the abuse of women and children through commercial sexual exploitation goes unchallenged.
The study, "No one Knows you're a Dog on the Internet: Implications for Proactive Police Investigation of Sexual Offenders," has been accepted for publication in "At his trial, he testified that he never for a moment believed he was talking to a minor; he assumed he was chatting with a bored housewife pretending to be 15." In hindsight, his perception was the TRUE REALITY.
He was baited by a bored police officer pretending to be 15.