NY pair charged with Backpage sex trafficking

Elijah B. Richardson and Jakia J. York

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.

Justice still being sought for Chanel Petro-Nixon

Mom seeks justice for slain honor student found in garbage bag:

Chanel Petro-Nixon

Chanel Petro-Nixon

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 8 years since the murder of 16-year-old Chanel Petro-Nixon of Brooklyn. In June of 2006 Chanel’s body was found in a garbage bag after having been strangled to death. At that time of her death police were looking into Chanel’s MySpace account for any possible clues. Since that time no one has been arrested for her murder.

The article I linked to does mention something that I had not had heard about until now. Police do have a person of interest in Chanel’s murder. On the day of Chanel’s disappearance she was supposed to meet a boy. When questioned the boy said that Chanel stood her up. That boy is now in prison for violating a restraining order taken out by a former girlfriend. He was also charged twice with rape but was acquitted both times. To me that sounds a lot like where there’s smoke there’s fire but police have not been able to physically connect him to the crime. That’s why police say they need the public’s help.

The Mayor’s office, NYPD, and Crime Stoppers have joined forces to offer a $22,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case. The number to dial with a tip is 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are treated confidentially.

“There are people that have information,” Detective Scandole told PIX 11. “And they may believe that information is not important and it may seem inconsequential. But to us, it could be the one thing that ties it together. It’s like we’re putting together a jigsaw puzzle and we’re missing that one piece.”

I pray that the Nixon family will find justice and peace very soon.

Man from Attica pleads guilty in craigslist child porn case

Attica man pleads guilty in child pornography case:


48-year-old Paul J. Havlen Jr. of Attica, New York, (the town, not the prison) recently pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to receive child pornography. It seems that Havlen placed an ad looking for, as the article puts it, a young man interested in smoking marijuana and sexual activities.

Havlen is said to have had graphic conversations with a 15-year-old boy who responded to the ad and was soliciting him for graphic pictures of himself. Of course the 15-year-old boy were federal investigators. What gets me about this guy is that at the time of his arrest he tried weaseling out of it ‘To Catch A Predator’ style.

Havlen told police at the time that if the person he was meeting had really been a 15-year-old boy, he would have talked to him, told the boy not to participate in that kind of activity, and to go home, according to the indictment.

If I was a conspiracy minded individual I would swear that there is some kind of handbook that these scumbags keep reading from.

16-year-old Backpage prostitute raped and thrown from Brooklyn roof

Married father of two, another sicko rape 16-year-old prostitute and toss her from roof of a three-story Brooklyn apartment building, sources say:

Antonio Owensford

Antonio Owensford

Back in mid-July 26-year-old Antonio Owensford and 24-year-old Anwar Desouza were arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old Backpage prostitute before throwing her off the roof of a three-story Brooklyn apartment building.

According to reports Desouza did not want to wear a condom, an argument ensued where Desouza and Owensford were said to have attacked the girl, choking her before raping her and then through her off the roof of their building. Owensford is claiming that everything was consensual but I don’t know of many people who would consent to being thrown off of a roof.

At last report the girl survived but was in serious condition including a full body cast.

While Desouza and Owensford are obviously monsters for the malicious crimes they are accused of committing there are at least two more monsters out there that should be facing legal. The first is whatever lowly pimp was turning out a 16-year-old girl and the second is the operators of the website that allowed the underage girl to be advertised like some kind of sex cattle.

Backpage, your day is coming.

Two charged with Backpage child sex trafficking in Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

Two charged with the sex trafficking of a minor:

31-year-old Daniel Tanck and 29-year-old Robert Palermo, both of Rochester, NY, have been charged with prostituting a 14-year-old girl on Backpage.com. The victim states that the pair knew her true age and had taken photos of her to post on Backpage.

When the girl went missing the girl’s mother went through the girl’s Facebook page and saw a picture of her daughter on Tanck’s Facebook page. This leads me to believe that the girl may have been recruited by Tanck on Facebook. Social media is a breeding ground for pimps and traffickers looking to prey upon young girls. They promise them a life of money and partying before putting them out on the street or worse. So as I always say, parents, please keep track of your child’s internet activity. You are the only defense between your kids and monsters like this.

Sadly Tanck and Palermo are only looking at 10 years behind bars and even sadder Backpage continues to make a profit off of these girls that are being sold for sex and have no signs of stopping.

UPDATE 11/10/2013: Palermo is now looking at additional 30 years because he’s been charged with not only allegedly trying to have a witness killed but also for threatening the life of a federal agent. Of course the hit man who investigators said he tried to recruit was a law enforcement officer. Outside of the mob are there really any hit men that aren’t really cops posing as a hit men?

UPDATE 3/26/2014: Tanck recently pleaded guilty and is actually looking at a sentence of 10 to life. I guess the ten was a minimum. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in June.

NY man charged with 3 Backpage rapes

Silvio Raul Illescas

Silvio Raul Illescas

Elmsford man charged in 2 hotel rapes:

Silvio Raul Illescas, of Elmsford, charged in 3rd hotel rape:

This story is a month old so I apologize for not bringing it to you sooner however I just received it myself.

Anyway, 40-year-old Silvio Raul Illescas was arrested early in March for allegedly raping three escorts that he found off of Backpage in Westchester County, New York. He is accused of taping two of the women in Greenburgh and one in Tarrytown. Police say that he raped at least one of the women at knifepoint cutting her. She sustained minor injuries as far as the knife goes. Investigators are also said to be looking at Illescas in other possible rapes as well.

I think that a lot of these scumbags pick prostitutes as their target not only because of the ease of access to them online but also they think that not only will they not report it but if they do that police won’t believe them. Thankfully it seems today that police do care. There was a time that this was not the case.

You know who doesn’t care? Backpage of course. They still go on waving the First Amendment in everybody’s face while women are being raped and killed through their website. Meanwhile they’re taking their blood money all the way to the bank without fear of any kind of legal reprisal. It’s sad that this is the world we live in and very few people seem to actually care about it.

9 arrested when 16-year-old girl sold for sex on Backpage

The siblings Tilden and Davall

9 charged locally in alleged sex trafficking of minor:

Troopers: 16-year-old girl forced to take drugs, have sex:

A few weeks ago in the Utica, New York area 9 people were arrested and charged in connection with a 16-year-old girl being sold for sex on Backpage.

The alleged ringleaders are the brother and sister team of 30-year-old Edward Tilden and 25-year-old Lynnette Tilden along with 23-year-old Alexandria Davall. 35-year-old Jakeem E. Penn Sr. was allegedly the cab driver who introduced the teen to the trio of trafficking. 61-year-old Curtis L. O’Dell was allegedly the driver who took the girl to ‘dates’.

As an aside that’s another thing I have a problem with. These aren’t dates. A date implies two consenting parties. These are just pre-paid rapes. But I digress.

Also arrested were Michael J. Olsen, David J. Jamrosz, Michael J. Curcio and Rosheen A. Brooks who were allegedly the johns. The girl was kept hooked on heroin and coke in order to keep working and the drug dealers were paid by being allowed to have sex with the girl. I’m sorry, I meant being allowed to rape the teen.

Still Backpage makes millions of dollars from the rapes of underage girls yet no one bats an eyelash against these stories. Instead they say the police should be focusing on ‘more important’ crimes. I’m sure the mother of that 16-year-old girl thought that the crime was plenty important.

Our society is doomed. Hopefully the Mayans will be right.

UPDATE 7/20/2013: The Tildens and Davall have been re-arrested on federal charges of the sex trafficking of a minor. Another detail that was released was that when the victim tried not working for them she said she was injected with something that was described as ‘heroin but better’. Again, there’s your consenting adults huh?

Alleged Backpage rapist arrested again

Michael Chess

Man out on bail for allegedly raping 3 women arrested again:

In Rochester, New York police have arrested 25-year-old Michael Chess for allegedly robbing women that he met through Backpage. It seems that Chess has stepped down to armed robbery from rape.

Chess was originally arrested back in October of 2011 when he was charged for allegedly raping three women that he met through Backpage. The article implies that they were prostitutes. The trial for these charges ended in a mistrial and new trial was scheduled for January, 2013.

So while he was out on bail awaiting trial police say that instead of raping women from Backpage he just merely robbed them, at gunpoint, allegedly. In one instance the victim fought back and Chess pushed her away while in the other instance Chess received a face full of pepper spray from the victim. While these crimes may have ended at attempted robbery if the victims had not retaliated we’d probably looking at two more rape victims.

So not only is Backpage facilitating in these women being trafficked as sex slaves they also have a hand in them becoming victims of rape and robbery. But hey, it’s free speech for Backpage so it’s ok right?

UPDATE 10/27/2013: Chess is no longer an alleged rapist. He’s been convicted and is looking at a 50 year sentence which is set for late November.

Backpage pimp ‘apologizes’ to 13-year-old girl he beat and sold

Kendale ‘Ace’ Judge

Pimp gets prison time after apologizing for peddling 13-year-old runaway on backpage.com:

21-year-old Kendale ‘Ace’ Judge was sentenced in a Brooklyn, NY court to 6 to 18 years in prison for prostituting a 13-year-old runaway girl on Backpage.

During his sentencing Judge supposedly apologized to his victim…

“I sincerely apologize,” Judge said in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

“My own weakness, my own weak-mindedness and lack of education led to my incarceration,” he went on. “I now know I was the cause and this is the effect.”

I hope he’s sincere but something tells me that he’s more sorry about being caught.

Judge was said to have thrown the girl down a flight of stairs when she tried to leave him. He also has to register as s ex offender which leads me to believe he at the very least statutory raped her.

This is more the norm than the myth of the ‘consenting adults’. Only idiots believe in myths. Or should I say the lie losers who pay for sex tell themselves to justify their behavior.

LI financial planner caught with boy he met on craigslist

David Boutin

Financial Planner Accused Of Molesting Boy, 13, Met On Craigslist, Cops:

42-year-old David Boutin of West Hempstead, New York was recently arrested in Suffolk County after he was allegedly caught with a 13-year-old boy that he met through craigslist. Boutin is supposedly some kind of financial planner. The only reason I bring that up is because apparently child molesters come from all walks of life and social classes.

Anyway the twist to this story is that the craigslist ad wasn’t picked up by police. Local cops came across Boutin by accident when they were looking for a stolen motorcycle. That leads me to believe that for every perv that gets caught on craigslist there are several more who continue to victimize unabated all because craigslist says that it’s impossible to monitor their site. Which as you should all know by now is a load of crap. They just don’t want to spend any money on monitoring the site.

I mean what’s a few hundred or few thousand kids that get molested every year compared to the money that they’re making right?

The investigation is still open. If you have any information about Boutin, police would appreciate it if you call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.