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George Bogomol, a former Denton Journalism teacher at Denton High School, pleaded guilty
last week to federal child pornography
charges. He was charged with two counts of production of child pornography. Bogomol
had been posting as a young girl named Crystal Williams. He found one
of his 15-year-old students on KIK, a social media website, and began
talking to him. Bogomol, posting as Williams, sent the young boy a nude
photo of a young lady. Bogomol asked the young boy for one in return.
The young boy, thinking it was Williams, sent a nude photo back to Bogomol,
who then asked for another one. The young boy declined and was then threatened
by Bogomol saying that he would send the picture to all his friends and
post it on the Internet for everyone to see. The young boy feared his
life and reported the incident to his parents who then reported the issue
to Homeland Security.
Homeland Securitythen traced the account back to George Bogomol. He was then arrested and
charged with two counts of production of child porn and can serve a maximum
of 30 years in jail, with a lifetime of supervised release.
One thing to really consider is the idea that social media is total anonymity.
Anyone can make an account and claim they are that person. We have had
many people talk to us about people pretending to be them on the Internet.
They go and take photos from their original account and add those people’s
friends and pretend to be them. We have other people who have been on
the receiving end like the young boy in the article and have been fooled
into doing stuff or have been asked to meet in person and end up in danger.
Social Media is super important and is a privilege; however, it is sometimes
abused. It is super important that you are aware of your “friends”
on Social Media. Be suspicious of everyone! Don’t be afraid to call
someone and verify it’s their account. Always have your guard up,
because when you least expect it, something can happen.
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in Denton County, contact the offices of Tim Powers today. There is no
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of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For
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