According to police, Thomas snatched his first known victim, a young girl, right off the street, then sexually assaulted her in his car. After serving three and a half years in prison, he was released. He then kidnapped and sexually abused another girl for five years, forcing her to perform sexual acts on herself with a handgun while he shot video and pictures, according to authorities. After he was arrested and charged, he was released on bail. On November 10, 2005, just minutes before a jury found him guilty, Thomas disappeared. He was on the run for four months before being tracked down in a boarding house in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Thanks to the FBI and local and state authorities, Thomas is once again behind bars!
Sprong was convicted in both cases but served just five years in prison. He is now accused of inviting girls to his California apartment complex and molesting them. Posing as a cosmetologist, authorities say Sprong allegedly fondled the girls while giving them grooming tips. He is also facing charges for two other sex crimes in California. On March 17, 2006, Sprong failed to show up for a pre-trial hearing and hasn't been seen since. The FBI believes Sprong may be traveling with his 9-year-old daughter and the child's mother, Clara Rodaer.
After four hours of deliberation, Niles Scott was found guilty on all counts. He was sentenced to life in prison. Fifty-year-old Scott will serve 40 years before he's eligible for parole.
Thirty-three-year-old William Davis will also spend time behind bars. A jury found Davis guilty on three counts of child molestation. He was sentenced to 52 years in prison.
To demonstrate how easily an adult can establish contact with a child, Kurt searches on one site for a female, age 13 to 16, in Texas. In seconds, he gets 1,500 results.
The amount of personal information that children provide is astonishing—name, age, photos, hometown, name of high school, graduation date. Kurt says the most valuable information is the "instant message screen name" which allows him immediate access. "If I had ill intent, I could do whatever I want."