Now, I could tell you about this, however, Ultimate Evil does a great job. So, here is a copy and paste from their website.
After at least three years of being a viable threat, the San Diego police department, followed now by the other states, is finally recognizing Pedo Bear as a very real threat of sexual predators of children. I guess better late than never, although, tell that to the children and families who have fallen victim to the antics of his handlers during this time.
I have posted about him before and I was part of a task force that watched vigilantly and turned in to the FBI individuals on deviantART for their explicit use of PedoBear in images and stories about child rape. Images and stories deviantART admins said were protected under free speech, although the friends of those posting these images and these stories were minors being subjected to pedophile paraphernalia and befriended by individuals on the site who blogged frequently that “sex with a child is a beautiful thing.” Groups set up to petition the banning of PedoBear were removed by Admin, though the child rape scenarios were allowed to stay. This is when the FBI intervened and set up a monitoring task force still in place today. Makes me wonder why the local police departments have dragged their feet on this very real concern, but nevertheless, they are finally seeing the threat for what it is and taking action.
Thank you Guru, International Events Coordinator for B.A.C.A.: Bikers Against Child Abuse, and co-founder of BACA Nation, for sending me this information!
Tulsa Police Department Child Exploitation Unit
A Public Safety Information Bulletin
A Seemingly Innocent Menace: An Introduction to “PEDO BEAR”
What’s a Pedo Bear?
First, some definitions:
Pedophile – one affected with pedophilia
Pedophilia – sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object (thanks Merriam-Webster)
Internet Meme – a image, catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the internet, largely through internet-based email, blogs, forums, imageboards, social networking sites and instant messaging
In recent years, PedoBear, Pedo being a shortened version of Pedophile, started as an “Internet meme”. PedoBear originated in Japan as a cartoon meme, known for his lecherous nature towards prepubescent children. Multiple Internet postings and photos are available of PedoBear.
The Internet postings and photographs, some photo-shopped and some not, refer to children in a sexually provocative manner. His cute face and non-threatening appearance negate the truth of his sinister, much darker side.
In fact, one of the things that make PedoBear popular is the controversy surrounding his licentious love of little girls. PedoBear is and should be associated with the Internet and pedophiles/sexually-preferential offenders who reportedly use him to communicate their interests in young children to each other.
At the San Diego Comic Con 2010 in July of this year, law enforcement discovered an individual dressed in a PedoBear costume, handing out candy and being photographed in contact with attendees, including multiple children. Once identified, the young man and his costume were excluded from the family-friendly event.
Following this introduction to PedoBear, it was found that his attendance was documented in photographs, which were readily available on the internet. And his presence is not restricted to this particular event.
This use of an otherwise family-friendly event for malignant means became obvious, when looking at the pictures and realizing their context. Disguised as innocence, this underground community that would make victims of our children, teasingly reaches out into the light of day. Law enforcement’s concern is what their ultimate intentions could be.
Since the Comic Con, law enforcement in San Diego, with this new knowledge of PedoBear’s existence, has come across PedoBear’s image in situations during which they were contacting those that exploit and/or abuse children.
The intention of this bulletin is to make the community aware of Pedo Bear’s image both on the Internet and in reality, and alert citizens that his presence may be an indicator of the presence of individuals who have a predilection to sexually inappropriate, or even, assaultive behavior.
While not an absolute, the image of PedoBear should be a sign that you should use caution with whatever situation you are in or the individuals involved.
Be aware of your community events and the elements who might be lurking at them.
It should be noted that PedoBear’s presence was neither condoned nor promoted by the Comic Con organization or staff, nor the San Diego Convention Center. Both have been supportive with law enforcement efforts with regards to this information.
For concerns in your particular community, please contact your local law enforcement agency.
If you see PedoBear, please call the police. You may need to also call an ambulance since those costumes are so difficult to see out of......The pedophile inside may have taken a few falls by the time the police arrive.