Discord is No Longer Safe for Your Kids

Discord Protects Men Sharing Kiddie Porn

Discord Protects Men Sharing Kiddie Porn

So, as it turns out, Discord is the new place for men to share child porn.

Today, I learned about a case in my hometown, Youngstown, OH, where three men stole revealing photos from a girl’s phone, harassed her with them, and then shared them on Discord through their Minecraft channel.

Correction from Bowden: “One correction, …they were sharing the pictures on a server dedicated to revenge porn/ sharing nonconsensual nude images. One kid just happened to have recycled a username from his Minecraft days, which is how I identified him- he used the same username to post on a Minecraft message board, including photos of himself and sharing his name.”

Discord refused to cooperate with police in the matter, only giving them a list of IP addresses.

Noah Ogan Jeffery Bean Zachary Good share child porn on Discord
These three ignorant men violated a girl’s privacy with a photo taken of her from when she was just 15 years old.

The Revenge Child Porn Case

Back in July, a teenage girl got a text message from an unknown number. She opened it to receive a revealing picture of herself that was taken when she was just 15 years old. That text was from a Discord message board.

The teenage victim would like to remain anonymous. 

Feeling alone, confused, and violated, this young lady was not sure what to do.

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BADASS Steps Up

In January, Katelyn Bowden, founder of Battling Against Demeaning and Abusive Selfie Sharing (BADASS) reached out to the victim through Facebook. Bowden is devoted to fighting against Child Porn and Revenge Porn due to her own experience with finding revealing photos of herself on the internet.

#BADASS worked with Beaver Township police of Ohio to serve a subpoena to Discord to gain access to the messages containing the revealing photo and the chat dialogue that went with it. Discord refused.

Instead, Discord handed over a list of IP addresses, which luckily enough, matched one of the devices one of the men was using.

What Was Needed from Discord?

Not much, it turns out.

I asked Bowden this question, and her answer shocked me:

“Any evidence at all. They only would provide IP information, but not actual transcripts or copies of the posted image. Since it’s child pornography, literally the only chain of evidence for the images is for the website or platform to give them to the police. They refused. If I had taken a screenshot of the image, even for police purposes, I could be charged, so it’s up to the website to cooperate.”

I’m listing this last statement, again. Read it twice.

“They refused. If I had taken a screenshot of the image, even for police purposes, I could be charged, so it’s up to the website [Discord] to cooperate.”

What a load of BS that is. Bowden was stuck between a rock and hard place.

Discord is a Breeding Ground for Malicious Chat Rooms

Bowden also stated that through her searches in helping victims, Discord is a popular place for these scumbags.

“There are THOUSANDS of discord servers currently being used to share images of women without consent, and hundreds dedicated SOLELY to child pornography and other illegal images.”

Arresting and Charging These Men

The three men were arrested this week and charged with misdemeanors. This is like a slap on the wrist for these men and a slap in the face for the young teenage girl. These men will serve minimal sentences, while this girl will have to deal with the shame and embarrassment of this incident for the rest of her life.

“This is a step towards justice, but we were unable to charge them with underage pornography thanks to DISCORD and their lack of cooperation with police requests”, states Bowden.

Noah Ogan Jeffery Bean Zachary Good share child porn on Discord

Who Are These Men

  • Noah Ogan, 19, of Boardman, OH
  • Jeffery Bean, 22 of Boardman, OH
  • Zachary Good, 23 of Columbiana, OH

Ogan and Bean were only charged with telephone harassment and Good was charged with complicity. These three immoral, indecent, adult, men shared an underage photo of a girl, and are being charged with a misdemeanor due to lack of evidence that Discord should have helped with.

A Message to Discord

I can guarantee you I will not be using your services. I’ll be using TeamSpeak and Skype. Even Facebook has a better quality of standards when it comes to working with police on child porn cases.

Any company that would protect a pedophile, revenge porn user, or child porn sharer is not a company I support. Especially when that company’s user base is primarily children.

Discord is No Longer Safe for Your Kids
So, as it turns out, Discord is the new place for men to share child porn. In the Youngstown, OH area, Discord refuses to work with the Beaver Township police.

A Message to You, the Reader

For starters, avoid using Discord. Show them you mean business. A company is only as successful if it has a consumer. If you the consumer don’t use it, then they cease to exist.

Make your voice heard. Write in the comments below how you feel about this case. Share this post on your social networks to start a conversation. We need to put an end to this type of behavior, and it starts with you.

Remember, your kids are using Discord to chat and Discord is not protecting them or you. They seem to only care about protecting themselves.


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