Police Nab Serial Text Offender After Using Social Networking

Social media and social networking has many uses, so far we have reported various aspects of it including which you think is the better social network, Facebook or Twitter, we have helped you out by giving you some guidance on where to apply your efforts with social media and also how restaurants are using social networking to their advantage.

It seems like even the police are at it now! We have read various reports of the police using social networking to find a suspect named Jason Paul Starkey who had been sending hundreds of sexually orientated texts to some of the young ladies of Northwest Ohio. According to The Huffington Post, one of the social networking sites used to help them nab their man was Facebook.

Police had received complaints about the suspect for weeks but had to delay the arrest because of various issues. The interim police Capt. James Bond set about his task after police were alerted by two men posted the text conversations on a social network.

According to sanduskyregister.com, two men of BellVue posed as a teenage girl and baited him out. The charges that Starkey faces are telecommunications harassment, impersonating a police officer and resisting arrest. It just goes to show that you never really know who you are talking to online if you don’t actually know the person.

What do you think of the police using social networking, pretty clever don’t you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.