Friday, September 25, 2009

Ed Hicks hits the news once again


By Kristin Davis

Authorities in Florida have arrested convicted bigamist Charles Edward Hicks, a Chesapeake man whose marital affairs were the subject of a TV talk show and a cable-channel documentary.

The 65-year-old was being held without bond in Monroe County in the Florida Keys, according to online inmate records.

A Chesapeake judge sentenced Hicks to five years in prison with four years suspended after he pleaded guilty in 2006 to bigamy involving his fifth and sixth wives.

He did not report to his parole officer in July 2008 and had been on the run ever since, according to court records.

At least two 2006 "Dr. Phil" episodes featured women who learned they were married to Hicks at the same time. In 2007, the We channel aired a program on Hicks called "Very Bad Men: The Man Who Married Too Much."

original article here



Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ed Hicks - Back in Custody! Still Swindling the Vulnerable

Our very first Cyberpath - Ed Hicks - has been caught living in KEY LARGO, FLORIDA for skipping out on his probation.

. (Be sure to leave a comment at that site!)

Hicks, who trolls the dating sites looking for innocent & vulnerable women -- was finally caught in 2006 after being profiled on the Dr. Phil show as well as "Very Bad Men"and charged with Bigamy. He got the longest sentence for Bigamy ever handed down in Virginia. A Felony Conviction.
But Hicks made a mistake -- once released, he NEGLECTED to check in with his Parole Officer, as legally required - in July 2008.

A warrant for his arrest has been issued from the Chesapeake Circuit Court.

If you click this link and want to verify
Hicks is actually a fugitive:
1. Select "Chesapeake Circuit"
2. Select "Begin"
3. Enter: "Hicks, Charles" in the Search by Name field
4. Then Click "Search by Name" button
5. The Criminal radio button should already default:

It will be the first case that pops up and lists the 'Status' as Fugitive! The Case Number: CR05A03857-00

Hicks compulsive use of online dating sites to find new prey led to another of his victims TURNING HIM IN!
Hicks trolls ALL the dating sites (just like Barber)
Known Aliases: Charles Hicks, Ed Hicks, Charles Greene, Charles Edward Hicks
(could be using a name we don't know at this time)

Don't allow him to prey on anymore trusting women!

Hicks has also been referred to as the "Dr. Phil Bigamist" (click here to see TV shows and a documentary about Hicks - Click on "The Man Who Married Too Much").
He sometimes uses the phrase he is "in love with love".
Additionally, he shows interests in kiteboarding, windsurfing, golf and sailing to his prey.
He usually lists his Race/ Ethnicity as 'Other'
He sometimes dyes his hair and lies about his age. He was actually born February 23, 1944.

Take a good look at all the pictures here and on Fight Bigamy of this remorseless predator who is now on the lam. These psychopathic men do not stop... he will continue destroying lives. Hopefully now he'll spend a few years in jail!

If you have been contacted by this man via an online dating site, you are urged to immediately contact the:
Chesapeake VA Sheriff's Department Fugitive Division
Phone: (757) 382-6159
E-Mail: fugitive@chesapeakesheriff.com

Their address:
ATTN: Fugitive Apprehension Unit
401 Albemarle Dr
Chesapeake, VA

Keep a Predator/ Fugitive in JAIL!
ed hicks bigamist
Click here for FIGHTBIGAMY's Information on Hicks.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dating Web Sites Bring Sugar Daddies, 'Babies' Together

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Proponents Call It a Mutually Beneficial Arrangement, But Others Say It's Prostitution

Sugar Daddy Courts Young Women Online - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

In this tough economy, at least one industry is booming: "sugar daddy" dating Web sites.

Some users say they are making tens of thousands of dollars per month, and the work's not difficult. Critics call it prostitution, but those involved simply call it a mutually beneficial arrangement.

Erin Miller, a 23-year-old, self-described model/actress, uses a dating Web site called SeekingArrangement.com. On her profile, she has advertised herself as looking for a "playful, open relationship with financial benefits."

"I'm dating four sugar daddies right now," she said.

She and thousands of other women have found their "sugar daddies" on SeekingArrangement.com, which, in many ways, resembles a traditional dating Web site.

Women can join for free. They post pictures and describe themselves to prospective dates. But there's an important difference: The women also write how much money they expect in return for dating the men. In Miller's case, she leaves the amount negotiable, but some "sugar babies" ask for as much as $30,000 a month.

Miller has only been on the Web site for a couple of months, yet she feels as though her life has already changed drastically.

"I've been shopping all over, nice cars. I got a new condo," she said. "Every day is a new adventure."

One of her sugar daddies lets her use his yacht. He also sends her a Rolls Royce and a chauffeur to take her shopping. Another date pays for her condo, and another gave her a Mercedes.

"Money helps tremendously with happiness, because I would not be happy dating a guy who lived at home in his parents' basement," she confessed.

How does a sugar baby like Miller get to know her dates?

"The dates usually start off with some coffee or a drink somewhere, and then you get to know each other, to see if you're feeling the vibe," she said. "And then go on a second date and start talking about your rent. And they'll ask you how much money you need and what's your budget."

In return, Miller said, "the guys get a hot chick -- arm candy that can make them look good and [that they can] have fun with."

Ady Gil, a 50-year-old entrepreneur, claims he's worth between $10 million and $50 million. He owns two large production companies in Los Angeles. He believes the arrangement site is a great way to meet women.

"You can make a deal with the girl. You don't have to worry about whether it's going to be 'yes' or 'no,'" he said. "You don't have to take them to dinner and hope that maybe something will happen. The cards are on the table."

Men pay $45 for membership on the Web site, but some, like Gil, pay an extra $1,000 to have the site verify his wealth and put his profile in a prominent spot.

Web Site Creator: 'I Wasn't Very Good at the Social Scene'

Gil is far from unattractive and could certainly find women without paying. So why does he do it?

"Because most of them are drop-dead gorgeous," he explained. "First, a lot of them are very intelligent and are not the regular girls. The Match.com women are boring.

"The other thing is you want to buy the age gap," he added.

So, unlike the standard dating sites, this Web site provides older men like Gil a chance to find younger women by advertising their wealth.

"If you go to most of these [dating] Web sites, the girls say, 'I'd like to find someone between 25 and 35.' Well, I don't fall into this category anymore," he said. "But when they come and meet me and they go out with me, they say, 'Wait a second, he's 50 years old but he's a whole lot more fun than the 35-year-old man.'"

The Web site works so well for Gil that he said he has to shut his profile down Monday through Friday because of the thousands of e-mail responses he receives.

Entrepreneur and MIT graduate Brandon Wade, a former Microsoft and GE executive, created Seeking Arrangement three years ago. It's an odd business for someone with such a buttoned-up background.

"The inspiration came partially because I was at MIT," he said. "I was very much a nerd and a geek. I wasn't very good at the social scene. I was on regular dating Web sites. I would write messages to beautiful women and I would not hear a response, and I understand why."

Over time, Wade figured out what could allow him to stand apart from the other men on those dating Web sites: His money.

"It would be silly to say, you know, money is not important in society," he said.

Sugar daddies get more than just sex: Many get makeovers, Wade explained. His wife, who he calls a "sugar baby," transformed him into the man he is today.

"I was wearing those Harry Potter glasses and women would not give me any time of day," he said. "But I met my wife, who is 13 years younger than me. She likes to pick stuff out for me. My transformation is one of the benefits that sugar daddies get from a relationship such as this."

Today, nearly 3 million women advertise on this and other sugar daddy dating Web sites. Some ask their sugar daddies for Prada and Gucci bags, fabulous vacations, and even breast implants. Others just ask for help with basics like money for tuition or rent.

Sugar Daddies, Babies Happy; Critics Say It's Still Prostitution

Natalie Caplis, a single mother from Montana, was struggling to make ends meet until she made an arrangement that changed her life.

"For me, getting on this site wasn't about getting a $500 pair of shoes or living this lavish lifestyle. It was really about just feeling secure with my basic needs," she explained. "I just, for one time, got to breathe. I got to spend time with my son without having to worry about am I going to have the rent paid?"

One sugar daddy helped her get into a better apartment. He also purchased a brand new car for Caplis and her son to use.

Why are the sugar daddies so willing to give?

"You know how many women need help?" asked Gil. "I'm not giving a handout. I'm getting something. I've seen women there that actually came out of a magazine. The girl who works for me, you can take her out of a magazine."

After meeting one woman through Seeking Arrangement, Gil decided to help her out and hire her as his receptionist. He hired another sugar baby to be his personal "entertainment coordinator" for a month.

As part of their arrangement, Gil told her, "For the next month, you're going to make sure that I have a good life. You make some dinner reservations. We'll go out, we'll roll in the sheets."

Web sites like Seeking Arrangement do offer perks for older, wealthier, and sometimes married men to get into no-strings-attached arrangements with women.

However, this has its share of risks.

Multimillionaire Stephen Dent, an heir to the DuPont fortune, advertised himself as a sugar daddy on SeekingArrangement.com. He got several dates and then was blackmailed to keep his arrangement a secret from his wife. Police stopped the blackmailer, but Dent continued to use the website until more blackmail attempts began. In total, four people have been charged with trying to extort dent out of more than $100,000. Three of them have been convicted.

"You expect that when you have a Web site where you have lots of beautiful women and lots of rich men gathering," said Wade. "At the end of the day, you know, dating is a risky thing on the Internet, so precautions need to be taken."

Former prosecutor Wendy Murphy said that although the sugar daddy Web sites are legal, if money is exchanged for sex, then that's a crime.

"I don't know how you can call it anything but prostitution," she said.

Self-described "sugar baby" Miller disagreed.

"If someone wants to help me out financially, it's nobody else's business," she said.

Sexual advertising is hardly a secret these days. One only has to take a look at Craigslist's "adult services" classifieds section to see that. Even in the Yellow Pages, there are 20 pages of "escort" and "massage" services.

If this is illegal, then why is it out in the open like this? And why don't we hear about more prosecutions?

"It's a crime that not a lot of people care about," Murphy said. "[It] doesn't mean we should give up and just let it happen."

She argued that if everyone were to start robbing banks tomorrow, we wouldn't give up trying to prosecute those crimes.

But robbing banks steals from others. This behavior is different.

CEO: 'Just Because a Guy Gives a Woman Money and Sleeps With Her Doesn't Necessarily Mean It Is Prostitution'

As far as the SeekingArrangement.com CEO is concerned, his site doesn't allow prostitutes.

"I draw a very clear line between what is prostitution and what isn't," Wade said.

So then, what is the difference?

"Just because a guy gives a woman money and sleeps with her doesn't necessarily mean it is prostitution," he said.

Gil agrees. He sees contradictions in what society deems to be prostitution.

"In 1955, my father made an arrangement with my mother," Gil said. "He put a ring on her finger and he said, 'I'm going to support you for the rest of your life.' So my father made an arrangement with my mother. If you make an arrangement for an hour, it's sleazy. But an arrangement for 50 years is OK. So, is it a time factor?"

But it's hard to deny that an arrangement for an hour is inherently sleazier than a marriage, right?

"An hour may seem sleazy," he said. "But when you take it a little bit farther into a day, a week, a month, then it appears to be a little better, I guess. You could call it prostitution or anything you want to, but I don't. Prostitution is just an ugly word for it."

"The concept that you trade your intimate sexual self for money is prostitution, if not slavery," Murphy said. "It's not a clear case the way slavery was, but it's darn close because of what's being sold: access to the intimate self."

However, Caplis, the single mother who said Seeking Arrangement improved her life, pointed out that sex is not always a part of the arrangement. One man she met through the Web site bought her a car, but they never had sex. They only talked on the phone and were never together in person.

"Never," she said. "And that is also the part that is hard for people to believe. That's why it's such a miracle. How could you possibly imagine that would happen?"

If not for sexual favors or physical companionship, why then would he give her all those gifts?

"I'm sure that he felt satisfied knowing that he was taking care of somebody that was true and honest and that really needed help," she said.

Her sugar daddy may have been satisfied, but that's clearly not what most men on the Web site are looking for.

"One of the things that make men happy is sex," Gil said. "I'll put it out there. It does. It makes men happy, you know?"

He likes to think that the women, once they get to know him, are not just in it for the money.

Miller seemed to suggest otherwise.

"I'm not a slut or a prostitute, like people might say," she said. "But if one of my sugar daddies ran out of money, I probably wouldn't talk to him anymore."

Friday, September 18, 2009

Two Arrested for Cyberstalking

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(LOUISIANA) Two women were arrested on charges of cyberstalking Thursday for sending threatening messages through Myspace, deputies said.

Latasha Renee Charles, 21, 318 Railroad Ave., and Aalijah Monique Charles, 26, 1 Stonesthrow Drive, are accused of threatening bodily harm against a 25-year-old woman in the messages, Sheriff’s Maj. Malcolm Wolfe said. Deputies viewed several messages allegedly sent by the pair after the 25-year-old contacted authorities, he said.

The woman confirmed they sent the message after their arrest, Wolfe said.

Both have been released from the Terrebonne Parish jail, authorities said.

original article here

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

L.I. Postal Worker Sent Explicit Photos to “Girl”

by Timothy Bolger

A Garden City (Long Island, USA) postal employee was arrested as he arrived to work Wednesday for sending sexually explicit photos of himself to an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl, Nassau prosecutors said.

Michael Tinghitella, 49, of Mineola, was charged with four counts of attempted endangering the welfare of a child and faces up to a year in jail, if convicted, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead and was released on $3,000 bail.

On four separate occasions Tinghitella sent the undercover detective in Massillon, Ohio, who was pretending to be a girl named Brittany, explicit photos and a video of himself, the district attorney said. Tinghitella sent the material from his home computer via an America Online screen name, Rice added.
“The goal of my online predator unit is to pull these predators out from behind their anonymous computer screens and put them in jail where they belong,” Rice said in a statement. “We want to make sure that these individuals find a police detective online before they find one of our children.”

A spokesperson for the United States Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General (USPSOIG), who worked on the case with the district attorney’s investigators and police in Ohio, said it is up to Tinghitella’s supervisors to determine what action will be taken regarding his employment. The case could have been handled federally, as well.

“This particular case was better served at the state level,” said Rafael Medina, spokesman for the New York field office of the USPSOIG.

Tinghitella’s attorney, William Sandback, said his client has a lot of seniority at the post office. “He’s been there 26 years,” he said.

Tinghitella is due back in court on Oct. 14.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another Rape Tied to Social Network Meeting

State police are investigating the claims of a Hempfield Township (PA, USA) woman who says she was drugged and raped by two men after meeting one of them on the Internet.

State police in Greensburg have not charged the suspects and are not releasing their names, but are seeking more information about the incident Aug. 27 in the woman's home about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh.

The 51-year-old woman told police she e-mailed one of the men after meeting him on a Web site called "Tagged" and agreed to let him visit.

The man brought along a friend and they all drank beer and hard liquor.

The woman woke up sore, sick, disoriented with some of her clothes on backward and believes she was assaulted after a drug was put in her drink.