Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of Evanston teen:
This story is so short it was only published in a local police blotter but it deserves more attention than that.
A 14-year-old boy from Evanston, Illinois, posted an ad on craigslist where he would engage in sex for money. police in Evanston say 43-year-old Alejandro Costilla allegedly responded to the ad and had sex with the teen. Costilla has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and patronizing a minor engaged in prostitution.
Some would have you believe that there are no teens on craigslist.
Charge: Kent man pimped runaway girls in Seattle, Portland:
Auburn man faces pimping charges in connection with 15-year-old girl he met in Kent:
43-year-old Nathan Bonds was arrested back in June for allegedly pimping out a 15-year-old runaway girl on Backpage in the SeaTac and Portland, Oregon, areas. If that’s not repulsive enough Bonds allegedly raped the girl after first meeting her. Bonds then turned out the girl and a friend hers plus another woman on Backpage. I could go into more detail but why bother? I’d just be repeating every other child prostitution story involving Backpage I’ve ever posted. Pimp meets underage runaway, pimp rapes runaway, pimp turns out runaway on Backpage, repeat ad infinitum.
Outside of law enforcement no one is doing anything about this. Countless women and girls are being forced against their will into the business of sexual slavery. Human trafficking is so profitable to criminals because the resources, human beings, are constantly renewable.
Backpage continues to make millions of dollars from the advertisements of sexual slaves and cower behind the First Amendment. Lawmakers either refuse or are too ignorant of what’s going on to make amendments to the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that protects Backpage. Is Backpage’s so-called right to freedom of speech more important to the freedom of the women and children that are being peddled on their website?
My greatest hope is that someone will read this and join the cause to fight against the sexual slavery that’s being promulgated by Backpage.
Elijah B. Richardson and Jakia J. York
Two arrested on sex trafficking charges at Colonie motel:
19-year-olds Elijah B. Richardson and Jakia J. York were arrested in Colonie, New York for allegedly forcing a 21-year-old woman into prostitution. The pair are said to have advertised the woman on Backpage. Police say that the pair were keeping the woman hooked on heroin so she’s keep turning tricks for them.
Yet not only do people still believe in the consenting adults myth but Backpage continues to make money hand over fist in this modern-day slave trade. If you want to make the comparison between today’s sex slavery and the slavery prior to the US Civil War consider Backpage the auction house where slaves were bought and sold.
Fort Mill mom holds man accused of having sex with her daughter at BB gunpoint:
23-year-old Addison Pittman picked the wrong bedroom to be allegedly caught in. Pittman is said to have met a 15-year-old girl from Fort Mill, South Carolina, over the instant messaging app Kik. Police say that Pittman had sex with the girl at her house then tried sneaking out of her bedroom window. What he didn’t count on was being spotted by a pissed off mother.
The mom is said to have used a BB rifle to jeep Pittman from escaping until police arrived. Pittman seemed to be under the impression that the gun was real.
“Please … please do not send me to jail,” the mother said, quoting Pittman. “I said, ‘You should’ve thought about that before you entered my home, into my 15-year-old’s bedroom. Whatever happens now, you deserve.’ ”
Mom also wanted what every parent would want in this kind of situation…
If not for police intervention, Pittman “would’ve gotten beat up,” the girl’s mom said. “I think I would’ve beaten him to a pulp. …I wanted to. I wanted five minutes with him. I asked the officer to please give me five minutes, that’s all I wanted. And, I would’ve put him in the hospital.”
I bet the police would have really loved to given her those five minutes too.
The only question I have about this story is how did they meet through Kik? You can only contact someone on Kik if you know their username so I wonder where the exchange of usernames took place.
Mom seeks justice for slain honor student found in garbage bag:
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 8 years since the murder of 16-year-old Chanel Petro-Nixon of Brooklyn. In June of 2006 Chanel’s body was found in a garbage bag after having been strangled to death. At that time of her death police were looking into Chanel’s MySpace account for any possible clues. Since that time no one has been arrested for her murder.
The article I linked to does mention something that I had not had heard about until now. Police do have a person of interest in Chanel’s murder. On the day of Chanel’s disappearance she was supposed to meet a boy. When questioned the boy said that Chanel stood her up. That boy is now in prison for violating a restraining order taken out by a former girlfriend. He was also charged twice with rape but was acquitted both times. To me that sounds a lot like where there’s smoke there’s fire but police have not been able to physically connect him to the crime. That’s why police say they need the public’s help.
The Mayor’s office, NYPD, and Crime Stoppers have joined forces to offer a $22,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case. The number to dial with a tip is 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are treated confidentially.
“There are people that have information,” Detective Scandole told PIX 11. “And they may believe that information is not important and it may seem inconsequential. But to us, it could be the one thing that ties it together. It’s like we’re putting together a jigsaw puzzle and we’re missing that one piece.”
I pray that the Nixon family will find justice and peace very soon.
Remains of Amy Ahonen, missing since 2011, located, family confirms:
Family: Remains of missing Denver woman, Amy Ahonen, found in 2 locations in metro Denver:
The family of Amy Ahonen has said that Amy’s remains have been found in two separate parts of the Denver area. She went missing back in 2011 under mysterious circumstances.
At the time of her disappearance Amy’s sister said that Amy placed an ad for a roommate on craigslist and that a guy who responded to the ad made her fear for her safety. Since that time I have not heard whether or not police have investigated that avenue. So far no arrests have been made in Amy’s disappearance.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Amy’s family and friends.
Douglas principal charged with attempted child sex released on $50,000 bond:
John Harold McGill
John Harold McGill is an elementary school principal in Georgia. I would imagine that the school district is trying to relieve him of that position since he was arrested in DeKalb County during a craigslist predator sting. McGill allegedly responded to an ad placed by investigators posing as a woman who was offering her teenage daughter for sex. McGill allegedly responded by saying that “he has taught other girls and he would go slow.”
A statement like that would lead me to believe that this isn’t McGill’s first dalliance into underage girls, only the first time he’s been caught. McGill’s lawyer is arguing that his client didn’t do anything wrong because of the wording of the arrest warrant.
“There’s no mention of the (girl’s) age in that warrant,” Pilgrim said. “The warrant said ‘teenage daughter.’ That could mean 16 or 18. The evidence is different than the warrant.”
I’m sure the investigators have enough documentation saying what age the purported teenage girl was and I get the feeling it was under the legal age of consent. I don’t think that McGill would be into ‘teaching’ 18-year-olds.
McGill is also out on $50,000 bond.
If McGill had ‘taught’ other girls I wonder how many of them were from craigslist. If you think no real parent would actually turn out their kid on craigslist like this you’d be very sadly mistaken. It’s real, it does happen and craigslist does nothing to stop it.
Choctaw man accused of killing woman and her unborn child to face trial:
Today Joseph Cyr was in an Oklahoma City court and ordered to be held over for trial in the murder of Jaymie Adams. More details of the investigation have been made public but I’m still not convinced of Cyr’s guilt.
Reports have long been saying that police found Cyr’s DNA on Jaymie’s body even though that was not included in the initial autopsy report. Now they’re saying that it was in her body. Since she was advertising herself as a prostitute on craigslist this should not come as a shock. I’m not trying to condemn the victim but that is a fact. That still doesn’t mean that Cyr killed her especially considering the alternative.
Jaymie Adams’ husband, Justin Adams, was originally thought to be her killer and I suppose that is still the case. Unfortunately he’ll never see a day in jail as he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and then walked out of court. Supposedly Adams is going to be a witness for the prosecution. If that’s the case then justice isn’t only blind it’s also brain-damaged, but I digress.
Previously I’ve posted about how Adams had allegedly taken out a life insurance policy on his wife and how he was having an affair. With today’s testimony it gets better.
Today Adams testified that he would normally go with his wife on her calls to make sure she was safe, you know, like most pimps do. Except that night he decided to stay home and watch the kids. How convenient. He also said that this was going to be her last night of hooking. This sounds even more like a made for Lifetime movie.
Could Joseph Cyr be the actual killer? Absolutely. The problem is I have yet to hear what his motive was for killing Jaymie and her unborn child. Justin Adams, on the other hand, had plenty of motive, in my opinion.
If the Oklahoma City police can admit that they allegedly screwed up in investigating Justin Adams how do we know they haven’t screwed up by letting him go?
Billings man charged with raping two girls:
Ronald Curtis Brown
I have to give the news station credit for using the word rape in the headline. It may be statutory rape but it’s still rape nonetheless, but I’m getting a head of myself.
29-year-old Ronald Curtis Brown of Billings, Montana is accused of using social site MeetMe to have sex with at least two underage girls. Police say that Brown’s MeetMe profile listed his age as anywhere between 13 and 16. I’m not exactly sure how he pulled off that cunning ruse.
One of his victims is 14 and police say that he would pick her up at school during lunch so they could have sex. That’s not creepy in the least. It’s also being said that she was aware of Brown’s true age. Police were led to Brown when the girl’s mother found messages from Brown on the girl’s iPod Touch. His second victim is 15 and they allegedly had sex at Brown’s home while Brown’s 3-year-old daughter was in the next room. To top it all off police caught up to him by posing as a 13-year-old girl on Kik. So no using the ‘she said she was 18′ defense here. Although at the time of his arrest police say he tried using the ‘I was hacked’ excuse which really doesn’t work when the police know the exact time and location you’re supposed to meet someone from the ‘hacked’ messages.
Montana prosecutors aren’t fooling around though as they’ve charged Brown with 13 felony counts of sexual abuse of children and sexual intercourse without consent and are holding him on $200,000 bond. That’s much better than the usual slap on the wrists we’ve seen on some suspects.
Forest Park man charged with posting child porn on Tumblr:
29-year-old Kenneth Sims of Forest Park, Illinois, was recently arrested for allegedly posting child porn to the blogging site Tumblr under the account name “addicted-to-cuties”. Police say they took 16 flash drives worth of images and videos of child porn from Sims’ Tumblr site. Even if they were all 1GB flash drives 16GB, even if all videos, is way too much child porn that should be existing in Tumblr.
Investigators were contacted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children after they received a tip. In the past the NCMEC has received tips from Tumblr itself but there was no word if this was the case here.
But Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is the deal with the child porn scum posting to Tumblr? The last 3 stories I posted about Tumblr had to deal with child porn. What makes them think that it won’t be discovered on Tumblr especially considering that Tumblr’s corporate overlord, Yahoo, has a vested PR interest in making sure that crap does not exist on their site.
As far as parents should be concerned I wouldn’t worry too much about Tumblr. Just make sure you keep an eye on your kids’ accounts and who is interacting with them and you should be ok. What’s that? You say your kid doesn’t have a Tumblr account? That’s cute. Yes, they do.