“ICAC detectives examined the victim’s computer and discovered 33,000 lines of archived Skype chats between the defendant and both victims, sexually-explicit images of both victims, and images of the defendant.
Within the chats, the defendant provided personal identifying information to the victims, including his name, hometown, his place of work, where he went to college, and a description of his tattoos.
This will facilitate a more effective way of tackling the distribution of confidential information.
The legislative proposal also permits the use of a 'lokpuber', or 'decoy teen' in the grooming and enticing of minors.
The rules overlap each other and are in many cases complex.
The new structure will give the various forms of indecency with children by digital means a clearly defined position.
It already offers sufficient alternatives for prosecution.
These cases involve aspects such as money or goods, or a person's honour or reputation being impugned after a severed relationship. The approach taken to this is being given an extra boost in the sense that the legislative proposal Computer Crime III criminalises the copying and receiving of stolen confidential information.
ICAC detectives were also able to identify two locations in Ohio from where the defendant had engaged in the chats,” the release stated.
In May, 2016, Homeland Security Agents from Idaho and Ohio served a search warrant at one of the Ohio locations where authorities learned the Skype communications originated, and where Schmidt lived.
According to the plea agreement, from January 28 to April 9 of 2015, Schmidt used Skype to communicate with the victims, ages seventeen and thirteen.
On at least eleven occasions, the defendant persuaded the thirteen-year-old victim to engage in (the same sexually-explicit conduct),” according to a news release from Davis’ office.