Tech Reporter Charged With Soliciting Child Sex Online, Also Known To Harass Others
Warning: This article contains graphic sexual language.
Peter Bright, a tech reporter formerly employed by Ars Technica, has been charged and arrested for soliciting sex with children online. He is currently being held without bail.
According to the complaint file, Bright “willfully and knowingly, did use a facility and means of interstate and foreign commerce to persuade, induce, entice, and coerce an individual who had not attained the age of 18 years old to engage in sexual activity.”
An undercover agent posed as a mother of a nine-year-old boy and a seven-year
The agent met Bright, who was using the handle “randomanon”, and had suggested they continue communication on WhatsApp.
When asked if he had experience “teaching” children, Bright said “I have a girl I’ve been teaching off and on for a couple of months now,” according to the complaint. “But she’s in the Bronx, which makes the logistics much harder.”
He continued to tell the “mother” that masturbation and anal sex are his “
Bright states that he is “Poly/pan/pervy” on his Twitter bio. He also has specific comments on “age-based rape laws” that he has tweeted.
Allegedly, Bright also has a history of stalking or joining in on harassment campaigns, specifically towards notable journalist Mike Cernovich and his family.
The sexual offender referred to Cernovich as a “Nazi” and claimed he was “off the rails.”
According to Cernovich “Peter Bright also amplified this harassment campaign against my family and interacted with my stalkers and those who have threatened my daughter.”
Scriberr reached out to Cernovich about the matter:
“There’s a pattern of behavior here. Those who obsess over me and stalk and harass me want to silence me and my reporting. The latest arrest shows that my most obsessed stalkers are truly evil. I hope the many reporters who keep waiting for me to tell a bad joke on Twitter report on this important story rather than ignore it.”