Sex Offender In US Arrested For Targeting Teens Through Bible App: Report.

San Francisco:

A 50-year-old sex offender, accused of using the "YouVersion" Bible app to target underage girls, has been arrested, the media reported.

Officials have accused Douglas Earl Kersey, 50, of using the YouVersion Bible App to solicit young girls at a Hillsborough County Christian youth group, according to an arrest warrant, Gizmodo reported on Wednesday citing the ABC News.

The court documents reportedly state Kersey was using the Bible app to "befriend" young teenage girls in the church and communicate with them online.

The incident came to light, according to ABC News, when a tipster observed that Kersey had sent friend requests to minors in their church group. The officials searched his name on the sex offenders registry and decided to take action.

As a registered sex offender, Kersey was supposed to disclose to local law enforcement the email addresses and social media accounts he is using. That apparently includes his Bible app activity, according to ABC News.

Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.

Related news

Ukraine's new president comes face to face with Putin in Paris.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy to meet Russian counterpart at summit on Kyiv’s five-year war with Russian separatistsThe Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, faces a major test at a high-stakes summit with Vladimir Putin in Paris as he pursues a campaig...

Austria struggles with marauding Krampus demons gone rogue.

Police record rising violence and drunkenness in traditional folkloric festivitiesGoat-horned half-demons with scraggy coats of fur, lolling tongues and threatening bundles of birch branches are no one’s idea of a welcome guest on a winter’s night...

Aung San Suu Kyi heads to Hague for Myanmar genocide showdown.

Peace prize winner will lead her country’s defence against claims at court in NetherlandsA momentous legal confrontation will take place at the UN’s highest court this week when the Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi appears in person to de...

Tigers, elephants and pangolins suffer as global wildlife trafficking soars.

Dozens of species are now at risk but a conference this week will showcase new technology that could help stop the illegal tradeThe two young women who arrived at Heathrow in February 2014 en route to Düsseldorf were carrying nondescript luggage. ...

To Tide Over Strict US Sanctions, Iran Creates «Budget Of Resistance» .

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday presented to parliament what he called a "budget of resistance" against crippling sanctions imposed by arch-enemy the United States.

Продовжуючи переглядати World News (UAZMI), ви підтверджуєте, що ознайомилися з Правилами користування сайтом, і погоджуєтеся на використання файлів cookie