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    UK - Breck Bednar, 14, killed by man who 'groomed' him online, 17 Feb 2014

    Breck Bednar 'told his parents he was going to a friend's house overnight'
    But he instead 'went to meet a man who had groomed him over the internet and was stabbed to death'
    The schoolboy's American father Barry is a Surrey-based oils futures trader
    Lewis Daynes, 18, appears in court charged with murdering the schoolboy

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2tm4g9mWJ

    R.I.P Breck
    Last edited by gregjrichards; 02-19-2014 at 09:45 AM.
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    How terribly sad. Read the DM article on it this morning.

    There are far too many innocent looking toys like Xbox and such where its a gold mine for these kinds of people. RIP Breck

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    Awful.

    However, is the title of this thread true? I've seen nothing that has stated the POI committed any pedophilic act?

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    Quote Originally Posted by graceholl View Post
    Awful.

    However, is the title of this thread true? I've seen nothing that has stated the POI committed any pedophilic act?
    It is terrible. I may have made an error in the title but I stated this in the title because the article says Breck was groomed thus indicating the suspect's motive was sexual. I can't change the title myself anymore so the moderator is free to edit my post or delete the thread entirely.
    The man in my avatar may have killed two innocent teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German. If you know who he is Please call the tip line. There is a reward of $250,000 - Tel- 844.459.5786 or email: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

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    Sadly, it's probably true, but it hasn't been confirmed. The media is calling him a "groomer". I'll edit the thread title.
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    A post on Facebook by a person claiming to be Breck’s cousin said the teenager was an "incredibly smart, funny and cute" boy who had been drawn into the internet after struggling to make friends.

    The writer alleged that he had become “distant” from his family and stopped attending church after meeting the man online. The message read: "He turned to his computer and the internet for entertainment. He loved to play video games and may have even been a bit addicted to them (I can relate).

    “He ended up meeting someone who he thought wanted to be his friend. This person wasn't another 14-year-old boy, but a man. Not having very many friends, if any, Breck immediately attached to this relationship…
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...an-online.html
    Christopher Curtis of St Bede’s School in Redhill, Surrey, said: ‘His tutor describes him as a model student, a conscientious young man with a great deal of potential. We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss.’

    Paying tribute school friend Edward Ashby said: ‘I only knew you for a term and a half, but as we had every lesson together you became one of my best friends. Words cannot describe how sad I am feeling and I hope you have gone to a better place.’
    http://metro.co.uk/2014/02/19/oil-mi...illed-4310770/

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregjrichards View Post
    It is terrible. I may have made an error in the title but I stated this in the title because the article says Breck was groomed thus indicating the suspect's motive was sexual. I can't change the title myself anymore so the moderator is free to edit my post or delete the thread entirely.
    No worries Greg, I wasn't criticising the title, just asking as I thought I may have missed something. Sadly it probably is true.

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    "This is the baby-faced teenager killer who stabbed a 14-year-old son of a millionaire finance worker to death in a 'sexually motivated' murder after they met online playing video games.

    Lewis Daynes, 19, pleaded guilty today to the murder of Breck Bednar who was found with a fatal neck wound at the computer engineer's flat in Grays, Essex, in February.

    After his death, family members said Breck, from Caterham in Surrey, had left home after arranging to meet a friend online, and today the schoolboy's mother warned of the 'very real danger' posed by 'online predators'."


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3K61awSMq

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    Just coming to see if this had been update, and it has, thanks for keeping it alive guys! Such a sad, sad case.
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    "Lewis Daynes, described as a 'dangerous and manipulative' criminal, was jailed for life today for the murder of Breck Bednar last February.

    The 19-year-old from Grays, Essex, had invited the youngster to his home before binding his limbs with duct tape and killing him.

    Today, following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court, it emerged the teenager made a disturbingly calm phone call to police after the attack.

    'I need you to send police and a forensic team to my address,' he said, claiming he and Breck had got into a fight and 'only one of us came out alive'.
    Asked if he was confessing to killing someone, replied: 'Yes, I am.'

    Then, giving his name, age, address, he told the operator Breck had lunged at him with a pen-knife.
    'I don't remember exactly what happened but the fight ended with me cutting his throat,' he said.
    In an apparent state of calm, he signs off: 'Thank you for your help'.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3OdvZNUWd

    R.I.P Breck Bednar.
    The man in my avatar may have killed two innocent teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German. If you know who he is Please call the tip line. There is a reward of $250,000 - Tel- 844.459.5786 or email: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

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    It is a horrible case, but JMO, if I am reporting to LE that I am worried about a predator grooming my 14 year old child online, there is no longer any online in my home available to the child. The school knows and in the US most districts have policies about what students can do online plus filters and alarms. Make sure the do-not-pick-up list is updated, accurate. Not sure about the UK. Mom or Dad is picking said kid up from school and taking them to school. No overnights. No phone. We cannot expect LE alone to stop these types of crimes. And 14 year old brains are works in progress, far from done. Impulsive, impetuous, no thought of consequences, common sense. Poor lad.
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    Just come across this report so putting it here.

    A dreadful case, poor, poor child.


    ITV REPORT 23 November 2015 at 10:12am
    Breck Bednar murder: Police call handlers 'need better training to spot grooming risk'


    http://www.itv.com/news/2015-11-23/b...grooming-risk/

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    I couldn’t save my child from being killed by an online predator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    I couldn’t save my child from being killed by an online predator
    Saturday 23 January 2016

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    That was heartbreaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    I couldn’t save my child from being killed by an online predator
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    Interview with Mother and Father
    The documentary referred to in that link was on BBC last night. It's really heartbreaking.

    And I honestly don't think there was much more the parents could have done to protect him. The only person to blame is one truly sick and determined individual.

    The parents had stopped BB's online use and as far as they were aware he hadn't been in contact with LD for 6 months.

    LD had secretly couriered a smartphone to BB and persuaded him to come to his flat by pretending he was dying.

    LD had a prior allegation of sexually assaulting a 15 year old boy, and had bought duct tape and condoms prior to the murder.

    It's all really messed up.

    Here's the link, but I doubt it'll work outside the UK.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...f-breck-bednar

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