So, one of the biggest questions about the Nathan Larson case is how he was able to get away with it for so long. Wikipedia is so far not very useful in helping us figure this out.
Take, for instance, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which is “a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies.”
This is the organization that finally brought down Nathan Larson.
Recent work by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is what put Tammy Schreiner, Brent Cox, and Jill Cox behind bars.
ICAC detectives also caught Nathan Larson, a man accused of flying from Virginia to Fresno to kidnap a 12-year-old girl he’d met online.
What does Wikipedia say about this?
First of all, the article is called “Internet Crimes Against Children“, which would lead you to believe the article was about, well, internet crimes against children, and not a law enforcement entity for stopping those crimes.
Second, no sources. There are plenty of sources out there, like the above source that mentions Nathan Larson, but for some reason, no one has added them. For instance, last summer there was Operation “COVID Chat Down” in California, that ended with the arrest of 34 men.
“This is a fraction of what’s out there. 190 online contacts continued chatting even after they knew they were talking with a minor.”
Why is the task force’s main website for public contact not in the article?
And it mentions the “Adam Walsh act” without linking to it, here is the link, and something called SORNA, which is not explained, but seems to be the national sex offender registration system called the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, rather than the Iranian woodwind, the sornā, sarnā, or zurna, which seems to have two articles. (Oh dear, check out the sound file, it sounds like a kazoo on steroids.)
[Crossposted to Reddit]