Reuters reports (below) that a private detective, Steve Rambam, claims to have tracked down his client’s childhood abuser in Second Life.
Rambam found “the accused” catting around in the guise of a dominatrix.
Rambam often says that “privacy is dead.”
Rambam, a/k/a Steve Rombom, has a colorful history, too.
He also has at least one peculiar enemy, who says he is revealing Rambam’s own secrets.
Reuters/Second Life » Avatars beware: Private investigators scouring Second Life
Rambam’s client told him this story: Twenty years ago as a child, he had been molested by one of his grade school teachers, a trauma he never fully recovered from. “The client believes/d that pedophiles don’t ‘retire’ — I absolutely agree — and he wanted to prevent the target from molesting anyone else,” Rambam said in an email. “We were retained to investigate, gather evidence, and if evidence was found then convince the target to retire from teaching.”
So Rambam started looking into his target — now an assistant principal — and discovered the man was a Second Life user. Pallorium investigators logged into Second Life and tracked down the man’s avatar, only to discover his Second Life identity was a leather-clad dominatrix.