Monday, April 15, 2013
A 24-year-old upstate man applied for a position with the Mount Pleasant Police Department recently.
A few things came up in his polygraph that needed to be looked into.
He was brought back to the station for another interview, according to a police report, that actually turned into questioning about his suspicious activity.
In the pre-test interview comments of his polygraph, the applicant stated that he frequently masturbated while at work at a local sub shop and at a local gym. He also said he was a member of a website called Chat Roulette, which randomly matches people for chats via webcam. He said he masturbated on this site as well. He said the website randomly selected a chat partner for him that was a young child and she could see him masturbating.
He said he was masturbating with another person of legal age when suddenly the website disrupted that chat session and connected him with the little girl. he said when he saw what happened he clicked out of the chat.
He told officers questioning him that he had been back to the website twice since then. He also said he had software installed on his computer that makes it impossible to access certain sites. He said that he has never been to a child porn site and there is none on his computer.
According to the report, later that afternoon, the applicant came back to police headquarters and spoke with the officers again. He said he was not entirely truthful. He said he has been back to that website more like eight times and he did not have protective software or ever install it on his computer. In fact, he added, he was banned from the chat roulette website.