Donald Gary Town
47-year-old Donald Gary Town was recently arrested in Missoula, Montana, for allegedly trying to solicit sex from a 14-year-old boy on craigslist who was actually an investigator from the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Town’s ad allegedly said that he was in to “young skinny” males. Town is said to have the investigator for explicit photos and of course was arrested at pre-determined meeting location.
Not surprisingly Town is a registered sex offender who not only did time for sexual abuse of children but also sexual intercourse without consent. He obviously didn’t do enough time. I mean who would have guessed that a sex offender would have taken to craigslist to find more victims? The answer to that question is everyone except craigslist.
Taylor and Coleman
One of the arguments I keep hearing in defense of Backpage and their ads for prostitution is that the girls are safer online than they are on the streets. But are they really?
Police in Tampa, Florida, have arrested 19-year-old Ikeem Alonzo Taylor and 20-year-old Corey Terrell Coleman for the alleged rape and robbery of two women who were advertising on Backpage as escorts. Taylor is said to have raped and robbed the women and gunpoint while Coleman acted as his driver.
It sounds like these women may have been ‘independent contractors’ but God forbid if either of them had pimps. Do you think that the pimps would care if they lost money because they were raped? If anything they’d probably face additional violence from the pimp and this is the cycle of violence that Backpage perpetuates by keeping the adult section open. It’s not free speech that Backpage is really worried about, it’s their blood money.
John Phillip Burnside
33-year-old John Phillip Burnside of Hanahan, South Carolina, has been arrested by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly tying up and raping a woman he met through craigslist. The victim says she met Burnside on the singles section of craigslist and had been texting for a week before inviting him over to her home. The couple reportedly started having consensual sex before Burnside started spanking her. The victim said stop but instead Burnside is said to have tied her up and raped her before taking a shower and leaving.
I know what some of you are going to say, that the victim isn’t a victim and the suspect is being falsely accused. I’m not saying that is the case but for the sake of argument let’s say it is. Besides someone ending up as a rape victim that’s another reason why not to go trolling on craigslist for sex.
For men or women craigslist sex is not safe, don’t do it.
Police in Boynton Beach, Florida, have recently arrested 38-year-old Julian Ryals for allegedly brutally assaulting a woman he met on the casual encounters section of craigslist. The victim states that the pair had consensual sex and when it was over Ryals refused to let her leave, tied her up, choked her and hit her and tied her up again after she broke free of her bonds. The victim eventually escaped and was able to call 911. Ryals is then accused of stealing the woman’s car. He also has a lengthy rap sheet that include charges of domestic violence and battery.
People, people, people. How many times do I have to say it? Craigslist is not the place to meet people for anything let alone casual sex. I’m not victim blaming here because ultimately the blame lies with the perpetrator however, male or female, you need to be smarter than this. The majority of men on craigslist looking for casual sex are dregs and a lot of them are looking for nothing more than victims. Think, don’t let yourself become a victim.
Terry Wayne Haupt
We haven’t had one of these stories in a while but sheriffs in Maricopa County, Arizona, have arrested 52-year-old Terry Wayne Haupt for allegedly wanting to have sex with a female dog through craigslist. Sheriff Joe Arpario stated that Haupt’s ad on craigslist was very graphic. I don’t know why but for some reason this is a hot button issue for Sheriff Joe as his department has made numerous arrests for what I like to call craigslist pooch-screwers.
Like I said this is nothing new for craigslist as they have a long history of its users looking for ‘K9′ in the casual encounters section .
Seriously, what is it with Snapchat and teachers?
Anyway, this time the suspect is 29-year-old Todd Christopher Gibson of Landsdale, Pennsylvania. He was arrested by police in Towamencin for allegedly Snapchatting pics of his junk to a then 17-year-old female student in August of last year. Police reports also say that when the student said that he would be caught Gibson supposedly said he did not care and that Gibson repeatedly asked the girl to come to his home.
Gibson has been suspended by the school but no word on if that was with or without pay.
Tub of Goo over there is 30-year-old Nathaniel Lamb of Charlottesville, Virginia. I’ve posted about him once before about a year ago here. Back in 2013 he was charged with allegedly raping a prostitute he had met through craigslist. He was on the sex offender registry for a 2004 conviction of using a computer to solicit a minor. You would think that with a track record like that he wouldn’t be roaming free. In reality, not so much.
On 9/5 Lamb was arrested once again for allegedly abducting a woman he had met through craigslist…
However when she was handcuffed, Lamb began touching her sexually, then forcing her to perform oral sex. That’s when, according to her statement to police, she bit down while doing the act.
Oh yeah, I forgot about the part where she bit down on his junk. Not only good for her but it allowed police to arrest him at the hospital while he was being treated for junk bites.
Unfortunately he was out on bond after a witness to his previous crime failed to attend his bond hearing. At that point the prosecution could either only drop the charges or let him out on bond. That’s a loophole that needs to be closed. For all we know there could be victims that have yet to come forward that he accosted between now and then.
I hope he needed stitches, without anesthetic.
Brandon M. Amato
Whenever I hear tech journalists and other denizens of the Silicon Valley echo chamber talk about Snapchat they always say the same thing. “Snapchat isn’t used for sexting. It’s used by kids to send goofy pictures to their friends”. That may be true but it’s not stopping predators from sending inappropriate pictures to your kids.
For those of you who may not know Snapchat is a smartphone app that allows users to send pictures to each other that supposedly disappear after 10 seconds. However that isn’t always the case.
Getting back to the predator thing today’s contestant is 24-year-old Brandon M. Amato of Madison, Wisconsin. He’s a former high school teacher who allegedly sent pictures of his junk to two underage female students of his former school through Snapchat, one that 17-years-old and another that was 16.
Amatao is not the first teacher profiled on this site that was caught using Snapchat inappropriately. BY my count he’s the fourth. Not a huge number but why does Snapchat seem to be popular among teacher creepers?
Unless it’s through some school approved channels no student should ever be social network friends with a teacher. It gives a very bad image of the teacher.
54-year-old George Hristovski of Elverta, California, used to be an agent for the TSA. I say used to because he was recently arrested by the FBI for allegedly looking for mother-daughter sex on craigslist.
Investigators say that Hristovski placed an ad on the casual encounters section of craigslist looking to have sex with a mother and underage daughter. He received a response to his ad from a 30-year-wold woman with a 13-year-old daughter who said she was willing to entertain his sick requests. Reports say that e-mails sent from Hristovski to the mother were quite graphic and explicit. Of course the mother was actually an investigator for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department who traced his IP address to a Homeland Security owned computer. Homeland Security oversees the TSA and the TSA has terminated Hristovski’s employment. The FBI said that at the time of his arrest at his home Hristovski tried claiming that it was just a fantasy. Right, and if he showed up at a meeting point he probably would have been there to just ‘hang out’.
Just another sexual predator on craigslist who possibly could have used his government connections to do God only knows what to his victims. Yet craigslist gets yet another pass. Heaven forfend they should actually do any kind of moderation of their own site.
Steven A. Bahr
I really wanted to use one of those “You won’t believe what happened next” type of headlines because I think this something that all parents and kids need to see. However I refuse to stoop to those levels.
Anyway, 31-year-old Steven A. Bahr of Sheboygan, Wisconsin is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl after she posted a pic of herself on Snapchat. For those of you who may not know Snapchat is a smartphone app where the picture someone takes is supposed to disappear after a certain amount of time, usually within seconds.
Reports say that the girl sent out a picture of herself at a local supermarket. Bahr allegedly replied to the photo asking if she wanted to ‘chill’. Bahr is said to have driven up to the girl and asked her to get in. When she refused Bahr supposedly grabbed the girl by the arm and put her in his truck. They made several stops before getting to Bahr’s place but the victim said she was afraid to ask for help. The alleged assault took place at Bahr’s residence. The girl reportedly said she was 17 on Snapchat but told Bahr that she was 15 before the assault took place.
Usually I’m not one to have problems with a victims story but I have a problem with this one. The first is that I thought someone had to be on your friends list to see your Snapchat pictures. (Please correct me if I’m wrong about that.) Was Bahr on hers? Secondly the fact that she lied about her age and didn’t ask for help during any stops make me wonder IF she voluntarily went with Bahr.
HOWEVER none of that matters because of one thing, the age of consent in Wisconsin is 18. 17, let alone 15, is well out of range of a 31-year-old man.
So parents, once again I say to you check your kids’ phones for this app. If they have it make sure you know who everyone on their friends list is. If you feel that your child should not have an app like Snapchat take steps to have it removed and blocked from the phone. I’m sure you don’t your child getting into the truck of a man in his 30s alone.