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.
Feds arrest man in Portland hotel on accusations of seeking sex with girl:
The FBI has arrested 33-year-old Lucas James Gautreaux, of Portland, Oregon for allegedly soliciting sex from an underage girl on craigslist. The Portland PD notified the feds after they noticed a casual encounters ad that was posted by someone lookingt to have sex either with someone’s wife or little girl.
A Portland detective who is a member of an FBI task force set up a meeting with Gautreaux at a hotel bar. The detective posed as a man with a 12-year-old daughter who would let Gautreaux have sex with her. How the arrest went down is a classic…
Eventually, they went to a fourth-floor hotel room. Inside, the shower was running, and the detective told Gautreaux that his daughter was taking a shower. The detective asked if his daughter was almost done.
Soon, the water stopped, and the bathroom door opened.
FBI agents came out and took Gautreaux into custody. They read him his Miranda rights.
While this is not a comical issue I just have this image of all these FBI agents storming out of the bathroom like it was a clown car before tackling this scumbag in a giant pile of pissed off agents.
As usual with these creeps Gautreaux had his excuses all ready. According to investigators not only did he say that he has Asperger’s, like that’s relevant, he said that he was really checking out the situation for a ‘friend’ who is a cameraman who makes porn. Hey buddy, that does not make your situation any better under any circumstances even if it was true.
So I still don’t get it. A few years ago MySpace was crawling with pedophiles and predators and everyone was so up in arms about it from the highest level of government to your local soccer mom yet no one gives a crap that they’ve all migrated to craigslist. Again I ask where is useful outrage when you need it?
Man accused in Craigslist drugging and sex assault case:
Quasimodo over there is 48-year-old Eric Alexander of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Area police say that Alexander used craigslist to meet at least one woman in order to drug her and sexually assault her, or as most people call it, date rape.
According to reports Alexander and the woman went to a motel room where he allegedly spiked her drink before ‘sexually assaulting’ her. Since sexual assault has become such a vague term I’m going to assume it was rape. No word on whether or not if the victim was a craigslist pro but I imagine only money could get anyone to go back to a motel room with The Frog up there. That shouldn’t matter anyway because rape victim is a rape victim. And if she’s not a pro that’s one more reason out of a million as to why no one should use craigslist for hook ups. Too many creeps like this scumbag out there.
Seriously look at him. Makes me want iron something.
Anyway Toronto police believe he may have other victims as well.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Sex Crimes Unit at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
Craigslist isn’t safe people, not for anything.
Christopher Howard Beachum
Dallas Craigslist hookup turns homicidal:
Police say Oak Cliff man was murdered by suspect he met on Craigslist:
Dallas police: 27-year-old wanted on capital murder charge in stabbing of 68-year-old man in March:
On March 18th 68-year-old Gerald Canepa was found naked and dead in his Dallas, Texas home. Reports say that he had been killed by strangulation and multiple stab wounds. More than a month later police have named a suspect and he is 27-year-old Christopher Howard Beachum. Beachum is still at large.
According to police Mr. Canepa’s and Beachum had set up a ‘casual encounter’ with each other on craigslist. However instead of a tryst it turned into a murder and a robbery. Several of Mr. Canepa’s items were found at a pawn shop where they were allegedly sold by Beachum.
I wish I didn’t have to say this again but I’ll keep saying it until the message gets through. I don’t care if you’re gay, straight, a furry, or into farm animals. I implore you not to use craigslist for hook ups. Time and Time again I have shown that you are just putting yourself out there as a potential victim for assaults, rapes, robberies and unfortunately in Mr. Canepa’s case death.
Craigslist is hardly a safe place for anything these days.
UPDATE 5/16/2013: Sorry for the late update but Beachum was captured in Lane County, Oregon back on May 2nd.
Father turns in suspected child predator found on Craigslist:
So this guy in the Houston, Texas area was shopping for a tire cover for his Jeep online. He found exactly what he was looking for on craigslist. He contacted the seller and then after the arrangements for the tire cover were made the seller allegedly started asking some typical questions. And by typical I mean typical for craigslist.
The seller started asking the man if he had kids and would they be interested in ‘modeling’ for him. The man says that the seller offered him $5 for clothed photos of his kids and $10 for nudes. After their conversation the man called the local police and the FBI.
This led authorities to one 22-year-old Spencer House. When police searched his home they found child porn on his computer and children’s’ underwear in his closet. Police say that House may have also solicited other parents since he was advertising on craigslist as a child modeling studio.
This is why you shouldn’t do any sort of business on craigslist at least until they promise to clean up their site. No matter how legitimate the item may be that you’re searching for you have a pretty good chance of running into one of these creepers.
Randolph Brian Stringer
Humble man accused of allegedly luring underage girls through Craigslist ad:
The human potato over there is 32-year-old Randolph Brian Stringer of Humble, Texas. He was arrested earlier this month for allegedly trying to solicit sex from a teen through an ad he placed in the casual encounters section of craigslist. According to police Stringer’s ad was entitled ‘Teen girl$ – 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 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.
Craigslist killer Richard Beasley sentenced to death:
Previously an Ohio jury recommended the death penalty for 53-year-old Richard Beasley after he was convicted of killing 51-year-old David Pauley, 47-year-old Timothy Kern and 56-year-old Ralph Geiger. Yesterday Beasley was officially sentenced to death for killing the three victims in the craigslist job scam murders. Beasley was in danger of going to jail for drug and human trafficking charges and was going to steal the identities of his victims to avoid capture.
By my estimation Beasley will more than likely be 73 when his execution date finally rolls around. Since Beasley appears to be in not so good health he’ll probably die of natural causes long before then.
Beasley stated in court that his conviction will be reversed. Don’t hold your breath on that one.
University freshman faces child pornography charges after Craigslist sting:
18-year-old Akshay Rajshekar was already facing child porn charges when he was arrested in Washington, DC for allegedly transporting child porn across state lines. He allegedly responded to an ad on craigslist posted by the FBI and the Metropolitan Police’s Child Exploitation Task Force. The FBI posed as a father that was turning out his 12-year-old daughter. Rajshekar is said to have responded to the ad and sent the ‘father’ several images of child porn. In one of the chats Rajshekar said…
“I really want to experience what it is like,” Rajshekar allegedly wrote in a chat obtained by investigators. “I have been trying to meet other pedos online with similar interest … [it’s] hard as hell.”
When Rajshekar went to the pre-arranged meeting in our nation’s capital Rajshekar was arrested and was said to be in possession of condoms and a laptop. He’s been charged with transporting child porn across state lines and travelling for the sexual exploitation of a minor and is looking at 40 years.
As I’ve said many times before if the police are posing as scum like fathers willing to turn out their kids than that means that there is scum who actually do that on craigslist. Still craigslist refuses to monitor their own site for creeps like this. Why anybody uses craigslist for any legitimate means is beyond me because the more people who continue to use craigslist the more craigslist turns a blind eye to the still high level of criminal activity on their site.