While all sexually motivated crimes are abominable, pedophilia is particularly grotesquely horrifying. Our society is far too tolerant of this crime. It removes completely the innocence of childhood and can undermine, if not destroy, a person’s mental for life. What’s more, exhaustive research shows that it is next to impossible to rehabilitate a pedophile. In my opinion, it’s a crime that should be punishable by death.
While I believe Roblox stock (RBLX) is idiotically overvalued and have been recommending it as short in my Short Seller’s Journal, as well having an intermittent short position in the stock, since early June 2021, I just finished reading a disturbing research piece on Roblox by Edwin Dorsey’s “The Bear Cave” newsletter titled, Problems at Roblox (RBLX). Here’s some excerpts:
For example, 29-year-old convicted pedophile Owain Thomas “groomed 150 children to engage in sexual activity using Roblox.” 60 of those children were under the age of 13 and in many cases Owain Thomas used Roblox’s in-game currency, Robux, to solicit children. In one case Owain Thomas “paid a 10-year-old victim 400 Robux to perform a sexual act while he watched him on a webcam.” A lawyer called the volume of abuse “possibly unprecedented.”
In September 2020, 48-year-old registered sex offender Clinton McElroy was arrested after convincing an eight-year-old girl “into sending sexually explicit videos in exchange for Robux.” McElroy “was previously convicted in 2018 of commercial sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old child.”
In July 2021, 23-year-old Terrence Barto was arrested for “indecent solicitation of a child, violation of sex offender registry and grooming” after “he contacted a 12-year-old boy in Texas via Roblox.” At the time Barto joined Roblox he was already a convicted sex offender in Washington state
You can read the entire report here: The Bear Cave
That’s just one facet of this. Apparently there’s cult of upper managers at RBLX with a taste for bestiality. As it turns out, Roblox’s head of “safety and moderation” follows a “furry porn” account – you can guess what that’s about. In addition, the former social media manager at Roblox ran a public pornographic blog with “furry porn” and photos of himself.
Quite frankly, with all the crap on prime time television as well as the temptations dangled on the internet, it’s difficult enough for children to have a normal childhood. Parents and their kids DO NOT need an online entertainment platform that is widely used a forum for juvenile sexual solicitation. There’s plenty of “clean” gaming/entertainment online venues. With Roblox’s track record of tolerating pedophilic activity internally and on its entertainment platform, I see no reason why Roblox should not be shut down by the Department of Justice.