Oregon craigslist creeper wanted a “young TEEN”

Man charged with ‘luring a minor’ on Craigslist:

James C. Nickell

James C. Nickell

27-year-old James C. Nickell was arrested by police in Portland, Oregon, after allegedly posting a personal ad on craigslist that said he wanted to have sex with a “young TEEN.” Police posed as a 16-year-old boy and responded to the ad. Oregon age of consent is 18. They say that Nickell quickly responded back asking for “pictures and age.”

A meeting was set up at a fast food joint naturally and Nickell was arrested after leaving the restaurant upon noticing the ‘teen’ wasn’t there. When interviewed by police Nickell allegedly claimed that he thought that he was ‘role-playing’ with someone who was 18.

That may just be the lamest excuse I’ve ever heard given by one of these creepers. It’s even less believable than the ‘just hanging out’ line. That’s insulting to just about everyone’s intelligence.

  • william

    Does the age of consent for sexual intercourse vary from State to State in America?

    • http://trenchreynolds.me/ Trench Reynolds

      Yes, each of the states is allowed to determine its own age of consent. Most have it at 16, none have it any lower.

  • Vega

    It gets a bit confusing. In some states it’s legal if the older party has 4 years or less an age difference to the younger party.

    However, even if it is legal, one should still not mack on 17 year old girls. Just ask James Franco about it sometime.

    • william

      In the UK, where I’m from and live, the legal age of consent re: sexual intercourse between people is 16 years of age, but, unfortunately child molesters and their like seek out and groom children much younger than 16 years of age.

      • http://trenchreynolds.me/ Trench Reynolds

        And please forgive me for saying this but it seems that the UK hands down even more lenient sentences than the US does against these violators.