Tag: Facebook

Alleged Orange County Predator Sparks New Workshop for Big Bear’s Common Ground

Riverside/Big Bear, CA, March 5, 2012, 2:00pm –  Last week, Valley News reported on the trial of an Orange County man accused of using Facebook and MySpace to arrange meetings with young girls whom he photographed nude, resulting in at least one alleged rape.  Joshua David Threlkeld, 34, is accused of posing as a 13-year-old girl on Internet sites using the fictitious name of “Sara Miller” to initiate communication with girls on-line.  Court documents allege the defendant targeted girls between 11 and 17 years old, contacting most of them between August 2007 and the winter of 2009.  After establishing a rapport with the girls, he allegedly would attempt to talk them into meeting for photo sessions in order to make money.  The prosecutor alleged that some girls turned him down flat, while others expressed an interest, leading to face-to-face encounters between the defendant and his alleged victims.  Most of the girls who met the defendant were from Corona, Hemet, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Romoland and Winchester, according to the prosecution. Threlkeld allegedly set up photography sessions at his Orange home, in San Jacinto and in Palm Springs.  Threlkeld could face multiple life sentences if convicted of the 103 felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with 50 alleged victims though prosecutors believe the actual number of victims is in excess of 100.  To help educate parents on how to keep...

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Seven Stars Foundation Competing For $25,000 From The Home Depot Foundation

Big Bear City, CA, September 15, 2011, noon – The Seven Stars Foundation in Big Bear City has been selected as a finalist for Aprons in Action, The Home Depot Foundation’s unique Facebook voting program, and now has the opportunity to win a $25,000 gift card from The Home Depot, and your vote counts! The organization with the most votes will win the $25,000 prize, and be in the running for the grand prize of $250,000 at the end of the year-long program. The Seven Stars Foundation was established in 2007 and named for the seven crew members who were shot down and killed in Iraq. The Seven Stars Foundation makes a positive impact the lives of military personnel and their families through financial, emotional, and educational assistance. Laura Landaker, Director of the Seven Stars Foundation said  “Being selected for the Aprons in Action Program is an honor” and if they win the gift card, they’ll be able to reach even more veterans. In addition, the money will help with the establishment of Camp Hero-46 next summer, which will provide a fun escape and support for children of  fallen military members. Landaker encourages everyone to go to Facebook and vote for the Seven Stars Foundation. Voting runs through September 30th at...

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