From the latest issue of Boardwatch...
A former preacher accused of having sex with boys he met online has been extradited from Pittsburgh to Charlottesville, Virginia. Thirty-three-year-old Barry W. Katzer is charged with three counts of having sex with a child, one count of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of displaying child pornography.

Katzer, a former Seventh-Day Adventist minister, also has pleaded guilty in Maryland to having sex with a 13-year-old boy. As a result of that guilty plea in February, he was sentenced to 16 months in jail, according to officials in Montgomery County, Maryland. Police believe that Katzer met the 13-year-old and a 15-year-old boy in a chat room on America Online last August.


In South Brunswick, New Jersey, two 16-year-olds are accused of posing as billing representatives for America Online and stealing at least 15 credit card numbers to buy $15,000 worth of merchandise ranging from computer equipment to cymbals. The boys are charged with 39 counts of possession of stolen property, theft and attempted fraud.

Police believe the boys obtained a program designed by computer hackers to flimflam AOL customers. It sends a message to users saying they will be cut off if they don't type in their name, credit card account number and computer service password.

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