Besides, I thought, absence doesn't just make the heart grow fonder.It would also provide some awesome white calendar space to get my own shit done. We were suddenly thousands of frequent-flier miles apart, shuttling back and forth for birthdays and conjugal visits but mostly just communicating digitally.
Five years from now, I doubt I'll miss a thousand bucks.
But I'd damn sure remember losing someone I loved so heartily because we couldn't figure out a way to hear each other.
I tried to have a good attitude about the whole thing—at first. It helps that texting is free, too, thanks to Whats App, which works anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection, even internationally.
And then there's that old-fangled standby, Skype.
But technology was supposed to make it so much easier. Let me just say this: I didn't see the iceberg coming.
Last fall, when my boyfriend accepted a job on the West Coast, I thought managing a newly long-distance relationship would be just that— manageable. Between Face Time and Kayak.com, you can practically be in two places at once.
According to FBI Agent Sarah Deamron, O'Kimosh began interacting with the girl last January through Facebook Messenger; in April he asked if he could contact her on Snapchat. At first O'Kimosh did not know the girl was only 15, but continued to discuss sexual topics with her after learning her age, "repeatedly requesting through the Snapchat application" that they meet for sexual activity.
When investigators impersonated the girl on November 1, O'Kibosh asked "her" to send an explicit photo. Sickel ordered O'Kimosh be held in a federal corrections facility pending trial, based on his "potential risk of flight due to the significant sentence that may be imposed if convicted" and on the fact that the alleged offenses happened while he was on duty as a Menominee Tribal Police officer.
He also asked to meet for oral sex and, when "she" agreed, showed up at place they had arranged. "The Court finds the information set forth by the defense is not sufficient to rebut the presumption of detention and no set or combination of conditions would assure the safety of the community," wrote Sickel.
O'Kimosh was charged in a complaint filed last Friday in the U. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. While it's refreshing to see a cop get held accountable for a change, calling O'Kimosh a threat to community safety seems a bit melodramatic.
The feds didn't step in, for instance, when dozens of cops were under investigation for sexting and having sex with an underage girl in Oakland, California. prosecutors have been big lately on exercising jurisdiction over both social media and sexting, and these have also been the subject of much attention in Congress lately.