Thus, the claims of Plumridge and Ritter, that they knew they were chatting with adults but ignored that reality for purposes of fantasy role-playing, appear to have some scientific basis.As law enforcement officers increasingly partake in trolling the internet for sexual predators in their spare time, it is probably only a matter of time before the Bond University study is introduced into court as evidence.To use the site's full features, you need to allow viewing Flash content in your browser.
Given the flat nature of internet communication, lacking in physical or tonal cues, can people actually deduce the true age and gender of someone who is pretending to be someone else? Deceivers were instructed to play the role of a 13-year-old girl.After doing his usual thing of masturbating in front of the webcam, Ritter announced he was signing off to take a shower. Unfortunately for Ritter, jurors were told of his two prior arrests in similar cases, for which he was never prosecuted.Not so fast, retorted the officer:"U know ur in a lot of trouble, don't you? In both cases, undercover police had lured him into meetings with fictional teenage girls. Sinking deeper into depression, he fled into chat rooms, where he arranged rendezvous with adult women willing to watch him masturbate. weapons inspector, was among the most vocal in insisting that the Bush administration fabricated its claims of "weapons of mass destruction" in order to justify the U. Instead, he lost his career and his life gradually unraveled.