I’ve posted about craigslist stings in Great Falls, Montana, before. It seems that their keeping it up as back in January they arrested one Rueben Friesen of Canada in one of these stings.
Rueben allegedly responded to an ad placed by investigators that said “looking for a teacher, looking for someone to teach my niece.” As you can guess the teaching implied was not for piano lessons. According to police Friesen knew that the niece in question was 10-years-old. He was arrested when he showed up at the meeting place which was a local gas station. He has recently pleaded not guilty to felony attempted sexual abuse of children.
As I’ve said before if police are posing as parents or other guardians willing to turn out their kids to child molesters that means that actual parents and guardians are doing it as well. Hell, we have enough stories here and at one of my other blogs to know that it’s going on. Since craigslist and their reliance on ‘community policing’ won’t get the job done it’s up to the real police.