Chico woman escapes Craigslist kidnapper:
Police in Glencoe, California recently arrested one Jason Tony Bays of Placerville, California on kidnapping charges. Reports say that Bays met a 26-year-old woman from Chico, California on craigslist and took her back to his home. When she tried to leave he allegedly told her she could not and choked her. The woman escaped when Bays took her to a job site in Glencoe. She managed to convince him that she needed to use the bathroom and went into a nearby post office and had employees contact 911.
Even though the woman was said to have communicated with Bays for a month before meeting him face to face this should serve as yet another warning as why you should not meet anyone from craigslist. There are just an inordinate amount of predators and psychos that use the site to find their victims and craigslist is unwilling to do anything about it.
Man Soliciting Sex on Craigslist Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison:
Sacramento man, who admitted to molesting girl and posting Craigslist ad, sentenced to prison:
Man who sought minors for sex via Craigslist draws 10-year prison sentence:
I don’t know how I missed this story before but here we are.
35-year-old Eric G. Lowe of Sacramento, California was recently sentenced for soliciting sex from an underage girl on craigslist. Lowe posted an ad on craigslist seeking a young girl for a “Daddy/Daughter incest relationship”. Yep, I like I need a chemical shower after typing that. A 13-year-old girl named Amy responded to Lowe’s ad and began corresponding with him. He would ask Amy things like when was her mother going to be out of the house and can she bring a friend. Amy was actually an undercover police detective. After investigators searched Lowe’s computer they found that he was conversing with an actual teen from another town and was in possession of child porn. Lowe told investigators that he preferred 9-year-olds and admitted that he molested an underage girl. Ok, now I’m going to have to take a chemical shower and scrub with steel wool. Ick.
So what did this sick bitch get for all his troubles. 10 years in jail, 10 years on probation and a place on the sex offender registry. Not enough prison time. When he gets out, in probably less than 10 years since it’s California, probation and the registry is not going to be nearly enough to discourage an obvious predator like Lowe.
Also Lowe’s ad was allowed to sit on craigslist for months and nothing was ever done about it. Craigslist seems to have no problem with pedophiles using their site to find victims and the media refuses to call them out on it. A tragic cycle of apathy while children are being molested.
Garry Dwayne Boga
Man charged in assault of woman lured to L.A. via Craigslist:
Man Arrested in Alleged Craigslist Sex Assault:
Even after all these years I’m still amazed at some of the convoluted lengths that sexual predators will go to in order to find their victims. I’m even more surprised when some of the more outlandish plots work. For example take 27-year-old Garry Dwayne Boga. Boga is a transient from Arkansas that was staying in the Los Angeles area. He allegedly lured a woman to L.A. by placing a craigslist ad saying that he was a music industry bigwig named Tavion who was looking for a personal assistant. His victim was from Illinois and came out to L.A. for the non-existent job. He picked up the woman and said he was running late and would conduct the interview in the car. Then he took the woman to an apartment in Glendale and told her that she needed to submit to a medical exam for the job and that he was also a medical professional. What are the odds?
Boga has been charged with sexual penetration by a foreign object and felony sexual battery by fraud among other charges. Police believe he may have other victims.
Anyone who has been victimized or has information about Boga may call Det. Ernesto Torres at (818) 548-3106. To remain anonymous, call Glendale Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
I wouldn’t recommend anyone use craigslist to find a job let alone one in the entertainment industry. That’s an industry well documented in the way it chews up and spits out most hopefuls and is rife with fraudsters and predators. Exactly the kind of people who use craigslist.
Servite teacher arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct:
Just when I ask why don’t we hear about more Facebook predators one comes slinking out of the woodwork.
Police in Irvine, California have arrested 30-year-old Zachary Reeder of Orange, California. Reeder was a teacher at an Anaheim high school at the time of his arrest. He’s been charged with posing as a young girl on Facebook in order to get underage boys to send him explicit photos of themselves.
This ploy has been around since at least the days of MySpace and probably is as old as the public internet itself. Parents, you really need to have a talk with your boys about this to let them know that in reality most girls their age are not looking for nude pictures of them. If you don’t want to have that talk with them let me give you a little encouragement. Child porn purveyors are usually more than happy to share their cache of child porn with other pedos so God only knows in what other hands pictures of your kids could end up in.
To make matters worse since Reeder’s arrest earlier this month 70 more alleged victims of Reeder have come forward.
Anyone who may have been victimized by the suspect or with information regarding the case was urged to call Irvine police at (949) 724-7184.
Undercover H.B. officer thwarts possible sex crime:
In my opinion the Huntington Beach Police Department in California is one of the most proactive law enforcement agencies when it comes to catching sexual predators on craigslist. They’ve been featured on this site many times before and it’s good to see that they’re still being vigilant.
Most recently they arrested 55-year-old Carlton Earl Griner for allegedly placing an ad on craigslist soliciting for sex. He thought he was meeting a 13-year-old girl at a shopping center but the person he was exchanging sexually explicit e-mails with was a Huntington Beach detective. Shopping Centers or malls is the other prerequisite meeting place for creepers like this to meet their victims. Griner is a registered sex offender for having a prior conviction in Iowa on child pornography charges.
While the HBPD may be doing their job in catching this creepers it doesn’t feel like the state is backing them up. While Griner is facing a lifetime on the sex offender registry he’s only looking at 5 years in prison. Obviously the registry wasn’t enough to keep him from offending again.
And once again this shows that craigslist has become the weekly flier for sexual predators shopping for victims.
Jade Douglas Harris
Ex-convict charged with capital murder in Downey slayings:
Police in Downey, California say that 30-year-old ex-con Jade Douglas Harris shot and killed 3 people last Wednesday after responding to a craigslist ad for a used Camaro. The ad led Harris to a business where he allegedly shot and killed Josimar Rojas, 26 and Irene Cardenas Reyes, 35. He then took Susana Perez Ruelas, 34, and her 13-year-old son hostage and forced them to take him to the Camaro. Once there he shot the both of them killing Ruelas and wounding her son.
Harris was previously jailed on charges of robbery, attempted robbery and carrying a concealed weapon and is said to be a known member of the Crips. He is currently being held without bail and could be facing the death penalty.
It doesn’t matter which side of the craigslist ad you may be on. Ultimately Harris is responsible for this horrific tragedy but more and more it seems by using craigslist you are taking your life into your hands no matter how innocuous the item for sale is.
UPDATE 12/10/12: Harris has pleaded not guilty.
Jason Ara Erpinar
O.C. Man Convicted in Myspace Rapes:
The last time I posted about Douchebag Ed Grimley, aka Jason Ara Erpinar of Yorba Linda, California, he pleaded guilty to 3 rapes and received a sentence of 15 years. Erpinar was charged with raping 3 women, two of whom he met on MySpace while the 3rd was a former girlfriend.
Unbeknownst to me after he received that sentence he rejected that plea deal and decided to plead his case before a jury. That turned out to be a bad move on his part because he was convicted anyway. Instead of looking at 15 years he’s now looking at 24. That still only comes out to 8 years for each rape which is still not near enough to the sentence that he deserves but this is California after all.
John Steven Burgess
Parolee in Donna Jou’s death arrested in Hollywood:
Convicted Coed Killer, John Steven Burgess, Facing New Charges:
For those of you who may not know John Steven Burgess is considered by most to be the original Craigslist killer. In 2007 he met 19-year-old Donna Jou through her craigslist ad for tutoring. One night she rode off with Burgess on the back of his motorcycle and that was the last time she was seen. Burgess admitted to her death but claims she died of an accidental heroin overdose and that he dumped her body in the Pacific ocean. Her body has never been found. He only served half of a five-year sentence for her death. This week Burgess was arrested on a parole violation.
Police in Hollywood, California say that Burgess placed an ad on craigslist looking for a roommate that could stay at his place free of charge in exchange for cooking and cleaning. Two women responded to his ad and when they went there they found a woman dressed only in her underwear convulsing. Burgess allegedly told the non-convulsing women there that he was an innocent victim of the justice system and that writers were offering him large sums of money to tell his story.
Luckily one of the women didn’t fall for his story and found his real name and discovered who he really was. Not too long afterwards the police showed up at his door and led him out in cuffs. He’s been charged with being a parolee in possession of a .7 mm rifle round. Currently Burgess is being held without bail. No word yet on the convulsing woman but for all we know she could have been yet another victim of Burgess. So far he’s only looking at 3 years in county.
So why do so many people still think craigslist is such a great place to do business? Why does craigslist still insist on not monitoring its own site to weed out scumbags like Burgess? When you combine greed with a lack of common sense it makes for an awfully dangerous mix.
Donna Jou’s parent believe that Burgess is lying about their daughter’s fate. To see more from them please visit DonnaJou.com.
Mom who had sex with son gets under 5 years in prison, but claims ‘genetic attraction,’ not incest:
In case you don’t remember who Mistie Atkinson is she was the woman who was arrested for having sex (incest, child rape) with her estranged 16-year-old son after tracking him down on Facebook.
Last week she was sentenced to 4 years and 8 months on charges of incest, oral copulation, lewd contact with a minor and distribution of lewd material to a minor. Even though that this is California if a 32-year-old man tracked down his estranged 16-year-old daughter on Facebook and committed incest with her in a seedy motel room would he have been only looking at a 4 year sentence? Hell no. The prosecutors would have added so many charges on him he would have been looking at a string of life sentences. Since Atkinson is female and doesn’t have 3 eyes and a hump she’s given less than 5 years.
That’s not the most disgusting part though. Check out what Atkinson said in a letter to the court about committing incest.
“I don’t feel like I should have the charge of incest because there is something called genetic attraction that is a very powerful (phenomenon) that happens to 50 (percent) of people becoming reunited with a long-lost relative,” she wrote.
Can you believe that bullshit? Genetic attraction my ass. Here’s what I think happened. After deciding she was going to fuck her son she looked for some kind of excuse on the internet. Probably on some pro-pedophilia/pro-incest site she found this crap about genetic attraction.
It’s disgusting that this miscreation only got less than 5 years. I guess the California legal system doesn’t find incest all that abhorrent. How much longer will it be before acts like this and pedophilia will be accepted in our society?
Nothing is sacred anymore.
Jeffrey John McPherson
Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting Two Teenage Boys, Including One He Met Online:
I originally posted about Jeffrey John McPherson here and here. He’s the 43-year-old guy from LaMesa, California who was arrested for molesting a 16-year-old boy that he met on MySpace. He molested the boy for a period of 9 months.
While awaiting trial he went on the run for a month before LaMesa police decided to inform the public and two months before he was finally caught.
This past Thursday McPherson pleaded guilty to not only molesting the MySpace boy but also molesting a 17-year-old family friend. Once again after all the atrocities that McPherson has committed he’s only going to get 4 years in jail and be registered as a sex offender for life.
Why are we still treating scum like this like they’re shoplifters or something. These pedo scum are the most dangerous predators that live among us today. They should at least be locked up for the rest of their unnatural lives. That will keep them from re-offending.
UPDATE 11/4/2012: As expected McPherson was only given four years. Pitiful.