Randolph Brian Stringer
Humble man accused of allegedly luring underage girls through Craigslist ad:
The human potato over there is 32-year-old Randolph Brian Stringer of Humble, Texas. He was arrested earlier this month for allegedly trying to solicit sex from a teen through an ad he placed in the casual encounters section of craigslist. According to police Stringer’s ad was entitled ‘Teen girl$ – m4w – 35 (Humble)’ and the ad itself contained the following…
“I’m looking for an eager, fun, young lady to spend some time with me. Contact with pictures asap. The younger the better please.”
String was contacted by a 15-year-old girl. Stringer said that he wanted to buy the girl a pre-paid cell phone, a classic child predator trick. He also told the girl that he would teach her how to be intimate with a man.
Of course the girl was a member of the Harris County High Tech Crimes Unit. They monitor craigslist for ads like this in their area. Let me repeat that. The local police monitor craigslist ads. I don’t think this is the community policing that craigslist has in mind. If police departments across the country are monitoring their website and they aren’t then there is an obvious problem that craigslist continues to choose to ignore.
Stringer allegedly admitted to police that he had met other girls through craigslist. Again, when potato faced scumbags like this are caught it usually isn’t their first rodeo. Also sleep well Humble, Texas Mr. Potato Head here is out on bond.
Man who allegedly solicited men to rape his wife through Craigslist rejects plea:
Justin Crawford is the guy from Twin Falls, Idaho who allegedly tried to have his wife raped by placing ads on craigslist posing as his wife saying she was into rape fantasies. This resulted in two men on two different instances showing up to their house to try to rape her.
I’ve detailed before how stupid I think he is and how stupid his plan was, not to mention downright abhorrent. Well, the stupidity doesn’t end there. Recently Crawford rejected a plea deal that would have seen him get 10-15 years in prison. That’s a bargain for a scumbag like this if you ask me. I wouldn’t be surprised if this moron tried to defend himself at trial. By all means, go right ahead. I only hope against hope that after he’s convicted he receives a lot more time than 15 years.
Again this highlights the need for craigslist to moderate their site for twisted cowards like this. Yet people still use the site like there’s no danger at all and I keep pushing this rock uphill.
Alleged Craigslist Rape Solicitor Released:
You remember 32-year-old Justin Crawford of Twin Falls, Idaho don’t you? In case you don’t He’s the twisted scumbag who allegedly got not one but two men to show up at his house in an attempt to rape his wife. Crawford posed as his wife on craigslist and convinced two dumbasses to come to his house thinking that Crawford’s wife was looking for a rape fantasy. Well, sleep tight Twin Falls because he’s been released from jail. Not just released but released on his own recognizance.
State prosecutors agreed to the release on the condition that Crawford follow court compliance instructions and that he seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Seriously? Apparently the Idaho prosecutors must be smoking potatoes to let this guy out on the pretense that he behaves himself. His PTSD may be legitimate since he did do a tour in Iraq with the National Guard but so what? Do you think his wife is not possibly having PTSD after two strangers show up in her house with the intent of raping her so her fucked up husband can get his fucked up jollies?
This is beyond disgusting and if Crawford rabbits or finds himself in legal trouble again these prosecutors should do his time along with him.
Is anybody held responsible for anything anymore?
UPDATE 10/21/2012: Crawford has pleaded not guilty.
Man arrested after sexual assault ad on Craigslist:
Rape ad sparks 2 attempts on woman — and charges against husband:
Police: Attempted Rape was Planned through Craigslist:
32-year-old Justin Crawford of Twin Falls, Idaho was arrested recently after two separate men attempted to rape his wife. The first guy showed up at their house and she managed to retrieve a gun. The assailant was able to get the gun away from her and fled. The second guy was found by police in the woman’s home being held at gunpoint by her.
When police questioned the second suspect he allegedly said that he was responding to a craigslist ad in the casual encounters section from a woman interested in a ‘rape fantasy’. When investigators searched the 2nd suspect’s cell phone they discovered that Crawford was the one allegedly exchanging e-mails with the two would be rapists.
So who do you think is more stupid in this case? Crawford for not only allegedly setting up the rape of his wife TWICE knowing that police would have to be involved at some point and also knowing that there are guns in the house and she knows how to use them or the two dipshits who actually believed that a woman who supposedly wanted a rape fantasy would announce it to the world on craiglist.
Listen up idiots. Women on craigslist aren’t real and even if they are they probably have more critters on them than a West Atlantic City hotel mattress.
Sadly this is not the first or even the second case of craigslist rape by proxy that I’ve posted about. The first one that sticks out in my mind is the yet to be named husband from Kannapolis, North Carolina whose wife was actually allegedly raped by Rodney Liverman. The other one was Jebidiah James Stipe of Twentynine Palms, California who set up the rape of his ex-girlfriend in Wyoming by Ty Oliver McDowell.
Will this be the tipping point for craigslist in the media? Will this finally be a call to the country that craigslist is still far from cleaned up? Will this be the catalyst that causes craigslist to finally monitor their own sleazy site? Somehow I get the feeling that the answer to all of those questions is, I seriously doubt it.
Thanks to Shannon for the tip.
Craigslist killer sentenced to death for Jacksonville slaying:
Today a judge in Jacksonville, Florida sentenced 20-year-old David Sparre to death for the brutal stabbing murder of Tiara Pool. Sparre met Ms. Pool through a craigslist personal ad and stabbed her roughly 90 times when they went back to her place.
In a letter to his ex-girlfriend Sparre detailed that it was his intent all along to kill someone. Ms. Pool was just his unfortunate victim.
Previously in this very site family members of Sparre had defended him and tried blaming the victim for what happened. Not surprisingly I haven’t heard from them in a while.
Unfortunately with the way the system is his sentence won’t be carried out soon enough.
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Jacksonville Craigslist killer: ‘I enjoyed it and I hope to do it again’:
Recently the Florida Times Union of Jacksonville, Florida obtained a jailhouse letter written by David Sparre. As you may know Sparre was convicted in the brutal stabbing murder of 21-year-old Tiara Pool. Sparre met Pool through a personal ad on craigslist. Now it turns out that Ms. Pool was just a victim of convenience.
In the letter that Sparre sent to his ex-girlfriend he claims that he planned the murder at least a week in advance. He also bragged about how he thought he was smarter than the police and thought he could outsmart them because he was good with cleaning up crime scenes. He also claims he had the perfect alibi in taking his grandmother to the hospital.
What shocked even me was how callously he talks about murders and not just the murder of Tiara Pool. Sparre claims that he had shot and killed someone else prior to Tiara’s murder but said he wanted to experience stabbing someone. He then goes into detail about how he killed her and not only how much he enjoyed it but how he had hoped to do it again.
What does explain some things is that in the letter Sparre claims to me a member of the infamous Crips gang. He said his first alleged murder was his initiation into the gang. Towards the end of his letter he also talks about his Crip brothers. Whether he has an actual gang affiliation or is just a gangsta wanna be remains to be seen however either scenario would explain why someone facing the death penalty would get the teardrop tattoos and the idiotic shaved eyebrows before his trial. ‘
Also in one of my previous posts about Sparre several of his family members claimed the he was framed and tried blaming the victim since she was a married mother of one. I’d love to hear what they have to say now about their family member since he said that “After she quit fighting, I tilted her head back and sliced her throat. I’m not even going to lie. I enjoyed it and I hope to do it again.”
The letter itself can be read courtesy of the Florida Times Union.
Craiglist killer letter
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Police: Man Trolled Craigslist For Sex With Boys:
Recently 25-year-old Nicholas Blinn of Danville, Indiana was arrested for allegedly molesting a 15-year-old boy in 2008. It turns out that he may have many more victims.
According to police Blinn said that he often scours craigslist in search of sex with boys. He may have molested boys in four Indiana counties. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg in this story.
Blinn also said that he would often meet people for sex off of craigslist and that some of them turned out to be ‘too young’ for him.
Do you see this craigslist? This is your clientele. Besides child molesters they’re pimps, thieves, killers and con men. Yet you still refuse to do any kind of moderation in the personals or casual encounters sections.
How many more children have to be violated before you do anything about this?
How does the saying go? All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Or for greedy men to turn a blind eye to what they know is wrong.
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Jury recommends death for Craigslist killer:
Today a jury in Jacksonville, Florida recommended the death sentence for David Sparre in the bloodthirsty stabbing death of Tiara Poole. The pair had met on craigslist through the personals. Sparre stabbed her to death and stole her car and several of her other possessions.
In a move not recommended by his attorney Sparre waived the right to have witnesses testify on his behalf to try to dissuade the jury from the death penalty. It seems that Sparre has consigned himself to his fate since he smiled the whole time during the reading of the jury’s recommendation.
A judge will still have the final say in Sparre’s ultimate fate but I don’t see the judge going against the jury’s recommendation but I have been wrong before.
If the death sentence is delivered Sparre will have the luxury of just going to sleep permanently instead of being ferociously stabbed almost 90 times like his victim.
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Man convicted in Craigslist murder of Navy wife:
In July of last year 20-year-old David Sparre was arrested for the brutal stabbing death of Tiara Pool in Jacksonville, Florida. The pair had met on craigslist either through the personals or casual encounters. Today justice was served as Sparre was convicted of first degree murder.
Tiara Pool was a 21-year-old mother of two who was married to man serving in the Navy but they were having marital problems. She met Sparre through craigslist and during their encounter Sparre stabbed her 89 times with part of the blade breaking off in her skull. Sparre also stole some of her possessions including her car, a Playstation and a wireless router.
Sparre’s attorney admitted that Sparre killed Tiara but tried arguing that Sparre blacked out upon finding out that Tiara was married. Does this actually happen outside of soap operas? Thankfully the jury didn’t buy it and handed down a guilty verdict.
Sparre is more than eligible for the death penalty. The sentencing phase is set to take place starting December 13th.
Is it me or does it look like he’s taken well to prison life. Compare his mugshot to the picture above from his trial. He’s got the teardrop tattoos and the Vanilla Ice eyebrows.
Hopefully his stay in prison before a date with the needle will be a short one.
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Leo James Zabala Jr.
Man accused of using Craigslist for teen sex:
25-year-old Leo James Zabala Jr. of Whittier, California was busted by Homeland Security for allegedly trying to solicit high school girls for sex on craigslist. Investigators say that Zabala posted ads in the casual encounters section of craigslist offering a mere $60 for the full experience, if you know what I mean. He was also allegedly generous enough to offer $40 for ‘another act’. And by ads they say he posted 380 of them.
Homeland Security agents posed as a 14-year-old girl from Huntington Beach and when Zabala arrived to the meeting he was arrested.
And get this, he’s out on $50K bond. He claims that he’s never had sex with any underage victims. I’m sorry but you don’t post 380 ads without getting at least one response. That’s a pretty wide net.
Is there any question that craigslist still has a long way to go before cleaning up its act? Especially considering it seems to be the go to place for child predators. Moderation? Anyone? Bueller?
UPDATE: He allegedly had sex toys and lube with him at the time of his arrest. Ick.
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