In Florida police recently arrested 25-year-old Jose Alcedes Ojeda and 18-year-old Kristi Lynn Haney for allegedly prostituting a 16-year-old runaway girl on Backpage. This is said to have occurred in Daytona Beach and Orlando. The girl’s father is said to have notified police about his daughter being used in a Backpage ad which saw the girl explicitly posing while the ad claimed she was 19.
If that’s not enough the victim had to have sex with 10 men in a day (paid child rape) and had to give the money she made to Ojeda who made her say ‘Here you go Daddy’ when giving him the money. Ick. Ojeda reportedly used the money to ply the girl with cocaine. That’s one of the oldest tricks of pimps and traffickers. They get these girls hooked on drugs in order to keep them working for the traffickers.
I guess the victim’s ad, and she is a victim, wasn’t one of the millions of ads that Backpage claims to delete.
Former Elementary School Teacher Accused of Sending Inappropriate Messages to Student:
27-year-old Robert Walrath was a teacher at a school in Bartow, Florida. He was fired from his job after allegations that he was sexually harassing a student. He has since been arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching the 5th grade girl and sending her sexually explicit messages on the smart phone messaging app Kik.
I’m not trying to blame the victim at all here but am I old-fashioned or is 5th grade too early for kids to have a smart phone? A cell phone maybe to call parents in cases of emergency but a smart phone? To me that just seems like it makes it easier for predators to contact younger and younger kids as what allegedly happened here.
This girl did the right thing by telling someone however if you want to prevent something like this from happening to your kids make sure you know what apps they have on their cell phones and if you don’t approve of them learn how to take them off and keep them off.
Human Trafficking Arrests in Tallahassee:
Two arrested in prostitution operation on North Monroe Street:
Make peace with your maker for the end is nigh. Backpage.com, the unapologetic online home of sex trafficking, actually contacted a law enforcement agency over concerns that one of the girls advertised on their site was underage.
This led to the arrests of Derek Reddick and Christine Thurman in Tallahassee, Florida. They’ve been charged with allegedly prostituting a 16-year-old girl on Backpage.
I’m glad that two more scumbag traffickers are off the streets but since Backpage actually contacted law enforcement
doesn’t this mean they are publicly admitting they are quite aware of the illegal activity that’s taking place on their site? Which in turn would mean that they know that they are making money off of prostitution and child prostitution which last time I checked was still a crime. I may be thinking in very simplistic terms since I’m not a legal scholar but you would think there would be at least some kind of PR backlash.
Most people don’t care about the sex trafficking of children. They think it’s ‘uncomfortable’ to discuss. Np one cares about the women and children that are being sold as cattle and repeatedly raped for money. They think it doesn’t happen in their community.
Grow up people, it’s happening all over the US and not just in the slums. It’s happening in the suburbs and your gated communities as well. This is a real problem and we’re all letting Backpage make a ton of cash on the backs and knees of these women and girls.
FBI: Man traveled to have sex with two girls:
The article I linked to is really short but how could I pass on that mugshot? Yeesh.
Anyway, 23-year-old Edward Vadney of Winter Haven, Florida, was arrested in Seminole County, Florida, after allegedly posting an ad on craigslist. The ad seemed to indicate that Vadney wanted to have sex with young children. Responding to the ad was a father of two, a 6-year-old and a 10-year-old. Vadney allegedly responded that he would only have sex with the children if it was ‘cool’ with their father.
Of course since you’re reading this here and it did take place in Florida the father turned out to be an FBI agent and Vadney was arrested.
No word on if he also planned on stealing the children’s souls.
Still, no one cares except me apparently that craigslist doesn’t monitor their own site for cretins like this even though they probably inhabit every section of the site.
Man accused of performing sex act with teen bonds out:
Police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, say that 52-year-old Frank Gamba allegedly used a dating app called Mister to lure a 14-year-old boy into having sex (child rape) with him. Gamba is also said to have used messaging app Kik to communicate with the boy. Gamba claims that the boy said he was 18 but when he told him his real age Gamba allegedly said that’s even better.
Before you creeper defenders try blaming the victim let me tell you a little something about the app that Gamba was allegedly using. Mister touts itself as being the dating app for gay men over 30. There is no way that any 14-year-old kid can look 30 even if he had a receding hairline.
And again to parents you need to check what apps are on your kids smartphones. A dating app for men over 30 does not belong on the phone of a 14-year-old.
Edison grad indicted by federal grand jury on child porn charge:
Sex-sting suspect admits watching molestation live on Internet, FBI says:
Zachary Perdue, age unknown, of Norwalk, Ohio, was recently indicted in a Florida courtroom on charges of child porn and attempted online child luring. Police say that Perdue allegedly placed an ad on the casual encounters section of craigslist looking for sex with a girl of any age. Perdue was in the Orlando area on a family vacation. No word on what family members were with him. I seriously hope it wasn’t his wife and kids.
Perdue did receive a response to his ad from a 14-year-old girl. After asking the girl for sex and sending her explicit pictures Perdue said that he wanted to meet the girl in a public place. He said he was concerned about being set up like in “To Catch A Predator”. Guess what. He was.
When he went to meet the girl at a Sanford, Florida, gas station he was instead met by the police. When police searched his phone they say that they found child porn and his phone of kids between the ages of 5 and 10. He also supposedly admitted to police that he had previously watched some guy molest the guy’s son over the internet.
I know I’m flogging a deceased equine here but some people would have you believe that assclowns like this are just innocent victims being set up by the money hungry police in Florida. And craigslist would have you believe their site doesn’t need moderation. Neither of those statements are true.
Man fatally shoots Craigslist seller-turned-robber, police say:
Man Charged With Murder In Craigslist Robbery Gone Wrong:
Police in Coral Springs, Florida, say that 26-year-old Jason Mageau and 18-year-old Duwayne Lewis allegedly tried robbing a man after they posted a craigslist ad promising a good deal on a cell phone. After the victim showed up to make the deal Mageau allegedly produced a gun and pistol whipped the victim. The victim went back to his car where he got his gun and shot Mageau in the chest. Mageau later died at the hospital.
Have you ever heard the expression ‘never bring a knife to a gun fight’? I guess you can also say never bring a starter’s pistol to a gun fight because that’s what Mageau’s gun was. The victim on the other hand had a real gun with real bullets.
Lewis is said to have tried to tell police that he and Mageau were victims of the robbery but police say that the evidence provided by the victim shows otherwise. Lewis has been charged with murder in Mageau’s death as Florida law states a person who assists in a crime that leads to a death may be charged in that death.
So no matter what side of the craigslist robbery you’re on just by using craigslist you’re taking your life in your hands. Even the criminals are safer not using it.
Daytona woman charged with human sex trafficking:
Police in Daytona Beach, Florida, recently arrested 23-year-old Lashonda Riley for allegedly turning out a 17-year-old girl on Backpage. Hey Backpage, how are those safeguards working? Doesn’t seem to be working too well if you ask me.
Riley is also accused of beating the teen if she thought the girl was holding back any money. As I’ve said before female pimps should never be referred to as ‘Madams’ because there’s nothing ladylike about them.
Also once again here we have a case where the prostitute was neither consenting nor an adult. That myth should be long-buried by now.
Man arrested in connection with sex tourism business:
Just when you think the sex crimes on craigslist couldn’t get any more depraved a story like this comes along.
50-year-old Patrick Minga of Huntsville, Alabama, was recently arrested for allegedly running a sex tourism business that advertised on craigslist. In case you’re unfamiliar with what sex tourism is it’s when a travel organization arranges trips to places like Thailand in order for their customers to have sex with underage children. In this case investigators say that Minga was allegedly arranging trips to Ecuador and Colombia for customers to have sex with girls that were 13 and under. I would love to know how the ad was worded.
Minga was being investigated by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in Florida since that’s where they say the trips were originating from. He’s looking at 30 years for attempted sex trafficking.
Isn’t it funny how craigslist’s vaunted community policing didn’t catch this ad but the real police did? I guess it’s probably because craigslist’s community police were too busy responding to the ad.
Craigslist, it’s past time that you started monitoring your own site. Clean up your yard.
UPDATE 7/4/2014: Minga has been found guilty. He faces sentencing in November.
Naples man accused of raping teen after online meeting:
25-year-old Senat Chounem of Naples, Florida, has been charged with the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl that he met on MeetMe. For those of you who may not know, MeetMe is a social networking site in the vein of MySpace. It’s used by a lot of people who are just looking to hook up. Also this isn’t a case of “she said she was 18″ either.
Police say that after meeting the girl on MeetMe they continued to communicate on the messaging app Kik. More on that later. Chounem and a friend picked up the girl at her house and took her to a party where the pair are said to have raped the girl. Police were able to arrest Chounem at home, where he lived with his mommy, after posing as another underage girl.
Now the article I linked to seemed to focus more on the Kik segment of the article rather than the MeetMe aspect. While Kik is something to be concerned about the controversy in this story is overblown. On MeetMe anyone can message you or see your profile. On Kik your username has to be given out to anyone you want to message you. It can’t just be discovered on Kik itself.
Either way parents should be aware of both of these things. MeetMe is a website and Kik is a smart phone app. Check your kids computers and phones to see if they use of either of these and check to see who their friends are. Kids tend to me more willing to give out their Kik username since it’s not their phone number but that can still lead to danger.