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.
Backpage murderer Brown convicted on all counts:
Yesterday James Brown of Sterling Heights, Michigan was convicted on four counts of murder. Brown killed Renesha Landers, 23, and Demesha Hunt, 24, Natasha Curtis, 29, and Vernithea McCrary, 28, after finding them advertising on Backpage. While these women may have been working as prostitutes it doesn’t change the fact that they had families and people who loved them as shown by their attendance in court.
After asphyxiating his victims in pairs at his home he would put their bodies in the trunk of the cars they arrived in and abandoned them near an interstate. He set the car on fire that Natasha Curtis and Vernithea McCrary were found in.
Brown will receive a mandatory sentence of life without parole as Michigan has no death penalty. That’s right, the state that contains Detroit has no death penalty.
At the time of the murders Backpage almost broke their arms patting themselves on the back claiming they helped in the investigation rather than taking any kind of responsibility for the fact that the money they make from the ads of these four woman, and any other woman advertised on their site, is nothing but blood money.
Room rental leads to human trafficking charges:
In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, police arrested 33-year-old Garrett W. Frazier. Frazier is accused of placing an ad on Backpage for a room he was renting out. Police say the problem is he was renting it out to underage prostitutes and taking a cut of the money they made. Luckily the prostitutes and customers were actually Fort Lauderdale police. Now before everyone goes around crying entrapment I would imagine that there was something in Frazier’s Backpage ad that made it enticing for pimps and prostitutes.
One of the charges levied against Frazier is living off the earnings of a prostitute which makes me wonder. If individuals can be charged for making money from prostitution shouldn’t Backpage be charged as well? The ads they carry are not free and it’s obvious to even the simplest of minds that they’re for prostitution so why isn’t Backpage being charged.
Of course the answer to the is The Communications Decency Act of 1996 which absolves Backpage of the responsibility of what their users do no matter how illegal. As I’ve said previously I doubt in 1996 that Congress ever imagined that websites would be using this act to protect and profit from the sex trafficking of women and children. 18 years is ancient in internet terms and this law has become archaic. It’s past time that the government got together and passed a new law where sites like Backpage couldn’t profit from prostitution.
It’s not a free speech issue it’s a free people issue.
Accused backpage.com rapist arrested after a second Athens assault:
Gary Shane Chatham
36-year-old Gary Shane Chatham of Danielsville, Georgia, allegedly raped a Backpage prostitute in 2012 but police didn’t have enough to hold him. It seems like he tried his luck a second time because he’s been arrested for the rape of another Backpage escort but this time Athens-Clarke County police are able to keep him behind bars for now.
The way Chatham was caught this time reads like the shortest episode of CSI ever minus all the sunglasses removing. At the scene of the second rape police discovered a cigarette butt which Chatham admitted to that being his brand during questioning. The victim was also able to give details of Chatham’s life that he supposedly actually told the victim before he raped her at knifepoint. Everything else came together when police were able to connect Chatham’s cell phone to the victims.
Police have also re-opened the investigation into the first rape.
The even sadder part is that not only were these women allegedly raped but they could also be the victims of sex trafficking as well, meaning they could also be getting raped for money that they won’t necessarily see. Still Backpage calls that free speech.
Man accused of raping two women he met online in North Charleston motel rooms:
Rodney Sherard Edwards
23-year-old Rodney Sherard Edwards of St. George, South Carolina is accused of raping two women in North Charleston. He is said to have found both women on Backpage and stormed their hotel rooms where he allegedly raped and then robbed them.
The first victim is 18-years-old and admitted to police that she was working as an escort. The second victim was a 29-year-old woman who was not mentioned as an escort but she was robbed of three cell phones which can indicate working in prostitution. Why am I mentioning that the victims could be prostitutes? It’s not to demonize the victims but to show the pitfalls of not only prostitution but advertising on backpage. Even if these women weren’t being trafficked they still have to deal with violent psychopaths like this. Some prostitutes seem to think that advertising on a site like Backpage is safer than walking the streets. It isn’t.
Gay College Student From Ohio Is Latest Backpage.com Murder Victim:
Local man murdered in Portage County:
Convicted killer’s brother arrested after authorities find body in apartment:
John R. Fox
22-year-old Justin Earley was last seen December 30th leaving Alliance, Ohio, where he lived. His body was recently discovered at the home of 34-year-old John R. Fox of Kent, Ohio. While the cause of death has yet to be revealed what is known is that Earley was probably killed the same night he was last seen and his body had allegedly been in Fox’s house ever since. It’s believed that Justin Earley may have been cruising on either Backpage or craigslist depending on the news source.
Like I’ve said before, gay, straight or whatever I don’t care. If you’re looking for a date or no strings attached sex on craigslist you’re inviting trouble on yourself. Its userbase is no longer the friendly laid back San Francisco types that it started out as and backpage has always just been a home to predators and criminals. While the alleged killer is ultimately responsible for the murder, why put yourself in that situation to begin with?
Milwaukee man faces charges of sex trafficking:
34-year-old Antoine Williams of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was recently arrested for allegedly prostituting a 19-year-old woman on Backpage in Nashville, Tennessee. I was actually going to pass on this story since it’s impossible for me to post about every sex trafficking story that takes place on Backpage. That was until I read how Williams was captured.
The victim used what the article called the state’s little-used human trafficking hotline. In case you were wondering like I was it’s 1-855-55-TNHTH and they have a Facebook page here.
First off, every state should have a human trafficking hotline if not a federal one to help people escape and secondly it should be openly posted in all hotel rooms.
Philly man faces charges of sex-trafficking by force:
For the not so latest online human trafficking news we return to Philadelphia where 28-year-old Jerel Jackson has been charged with allegedly prostituting several women on Backpage. Police say that he started ‘relationships’ with some of his victims before turning them out.
In one case, according to court papers, after two weeks of dating a woman he announced to her he was a pimp and that their relationship was changing. “You my bitch, you gonna have to work for me,” he told her.
Of course which brings us to the point of this post. Jackson, aka Jinx, would use violence to keep his girls in line including choking one of them who he accused of holding out on him. Jackson has been charged with sex trafficking by force which is an oxymoron because no one is ever trafficked willingly but if that’s what it takes to put these scumbags behind bars longer I’m all for it. Oh wait, Jackson is only looking at 15 years because no one gives a rat’s ass about the victims being trafficked which in this case also included an underage girl.
The only way justice will be served here is if Jackson is someone else’s bitch for 15 years and for all of Backpage’s money that they make of the backs and blood of these women mysteriously disappears.
Indiscreet pimp gets 24 years for sex trafficking teen runaways:
Craig “Geez” Johnson. I think he’s indicating what he’s going to get from his new cellie.
Craig “Geez” Johnson was recently sentenced to 24 years behind bars for prostituting underage girls in Philadelphia and neighboring Bucks County. Of course he used Backpage to advertise the girls. Geez must be a master criminal to get around Backpage’s protocols to prevent children from being trafficked. Oh wait, that’s right. Any idiot can get around them if they even truly exist.
Anyway this is how little Geez cared about the law. He wouuld brag on his Facebook about his ‘business’…
A female friend reprimanded him. “This is not somethin u put on facebook… and show there(sic) faces, too,” she said
Johnson shot back, “You know what i do, they my girls they work for me i can put anybody i want uphere(sic) its call advertisement.”
So Johnson refers to his girls like you or would to a used car or a TV.
One of his victims claims she went on 50 dates for Johnson in 10 days. That means she was raped by 50 ‘hobbyists’ in 10 days who probably didn’t care that she was underage.
Prostitution is not a victimless crime no matter how you look at it and Backpage collecting money for it is just rubbing salt into the wounds of its victims.