Police in New Orleans recently arrested 33-year-old Sean Geagan for allegedly having sex (child rape) with a 16-year-old boy that he met on craigslist. The twist on this story is that the victim was the one who posted the ad. This is your fairly graphic warning. The ad read…
“Young white boy wants to suck you off – m4m – 18 (Metairie).”
When the victim told Geagan that he was actually 16 Geagan is reported to have replied “age did not matter.” Ah yes, the mantra of the child predator and pedo defenders everywhere. The age of consent in Louisiana is 17 by the way.
Geagan was busted when the victim’s mother found e-mail exchanges between Geagan and the victim.
While this mother did the right thing unfortunately she was not quick enough. I’m not blaming the mother as I’m sure she’s coping with this herself. It doesn’t matter if your son or daughter is gay, straight or bisexual. They have absolutely no reason to be on craigslist ever. It is rife with predators like this who are looking to make easy prey of your kids. The victim in this case is very luckily to have not found himself in some form of bodily harm. Keep tabs on your kids’ internet activities. Here’s a CNET article that can get you started.
And don’t expect craigslist to do anything about keeping your kids off their site. They don’t care. As I am fond of saying to parents you are the only line of defense between your kids and online sexual predators.