Minn. man indicted for raping 12-year-old girl and prostituting her on craigslist

Lee A. Paul

Lee A. Paul

Lee A. Paul of Rochester, Minnesota, was indicted back in February on charges of sex trafficking a minor however the story is much more brutal than that. Paul allegedly lured a 12-year-old girl to a McDonald’s in 2013 then raped her before making her take explicit pictures of herself for advertising her on craigslist. Investigators say that Paul threatened to kill the girl or her family if she did not comply.

I’m not posting this to bury craigslist for once since the actual crime took place two years ago. I’m posting this to once again try to hammer the point home that prostitution is not a victimless crime and is usually never between consenting adults. It’s filled with monsters like this behind the scenes making money from what is essentially the modern slave trade.

Facts about cybercrime

Cybercrime is steadily becoming a leading crime problem. Arm yourselves with the facts from this infographic,


Via: NYC Criminal Lawyer Todd Spodek

Anatomy of a burglar

A lot of he information on this infographic may dispel some preconceived notions you have about burglars.


Via: NYC White Collar Criminal Lawyers JP Law

Arrest made in disappearance of SC mom who went on Kik date

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Police in South Carolina have arrested 30-year-old Edward Bonilla and charged him with obstruction of justice in the disappearance of Ashley Pegram.

Police say that Bonilla allegedly told them that he dropped Ashley off at a gas station but surveillance footage shows Ashley get out of a car at the gas station and get back in. Then Bonilla is said to have changed his story and claims that he dropped her off near a trailer park.

What really has me fearing for Ashley’s safety is that her family says that Bonilla posed on Kik as an 18-year-old and called himself “Emoney Bon”. This is an old trick used by a number of child predators in order to lure younger victims. While Ashley is 28 by all reports she looks much younger than her age.

I’m still hoping against hope and praying to God that she’ll be found alive.

Edward Bonilla

Edward Bonilla

Pegram is described as a white female, approximately 5’01” and 140 pounds. She has brown shoulder length hair, brown eyes, and wears black framed glasses. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and black flip flops with sparkles.

If you have any information on Pegram’s whereabouts, call Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office at 843-832-0333, or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

Teacher killed in Barcelona school attack by teen armed with machete and crossbow

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On this date each year I hold my breath until the school day is over. For the past 16 years this date has largely been uneventful. To my recollection there has been no loss of life due to a school attack on this date. Unfortunately that has come to an end.

Earlier today a teacher was killed in an unnamed high school in Barcelona, Spain. The teacher was killed by a 13-year-old boy wielding a machete and also armed with a crossbow. The child has been apprehended but won’t be named as Spanish police do not release the names of juvenile suspects. Spanish law says that a child under the age of 14 can not be held responsible for their actions and can not be placed in jail. However they can be kept in psychiatric facilities.

So far no motive has been given and the media are saying it’s too soon to say whether or not this was a Columbine copycat. Personally I think how could it not be a copycat attack. One report says that the suspect was a loner and was picked on. In another report a witness said that he couldn’t reach his intended target. So like the cowards that came before him he killed an innocent. As has been discussed before a lot of columbiners don’t get the facts straight so it seems we have another sucker who bought into the Columbine bullying myth.

This is not the first school machete attack I’ve heard of. In 2007 James Lewerke attacked some of the other students at Valparaiso High School in Indiana. Luckily no one was severely injured in that attack.

The real cost of breaking bad

Breaking Bad may have been entertaining show but in the real world these are the consequences you’d more than likely have to face.


Via: Raiser & Kenniff Criminal Defense

SC mother disappears after Kik date

AshleyPegram

28-year-old Ashley Pegram of Summerville, South Carolina, disappeared on April 4th after leaving for a date with a man she is said to have met on the smart phone messaging app Kik. Police know the man she left on the date with but he has not been named a suspect at this time. He claims he dropped her off intoxicated a half mile from her home. Her family says that this is very uncharacteristic behavior for the mother of three.

Pegram is described as a white female, approximately 5’01” and 140 pounds. She has brown shoulder length hair, brown eyes, and wears black framed glasses. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and black flip flops with sparkles.

If you have any information on Pegram’s whereabouts, call Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office at 843-832-0333, or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

I pray that she’s found safe and unharmed.

Valentine’s mall shooting plot sheds light on Columbiners

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Back in February police in both the U.S. and Canada foiled a mass shooting plot that was to take place on Valentine’s Day at the Halifax Shopping Centre in Nova Scotia. There were three suspects, two male and one female. All three were self-admitted Columbiners.

For those of you unfamiliar with the term a Columbiner is someone who is bascially a fanboy, or girl, of the Columbine cowards Harris and Klebold. On the internet they exist mostly on Tumblr but in years past they congregated on LiveJournal and Xanga. I used to refer to them as mutants, like radiation exposed subhumans that dwell in sewers kind of mutants.

I’m not going to name these three Columbiners accused of this plot because that’s what they want most of all. what they perceive as fame but what we call infamy. In this case I’m surprised that the alleged plotters planned on Valentine’s day for their proposed crime. Usually the Columbiners aren’t original enough to plan anything that’s not on the anniversary of Columbine. They’re still not original as Valentine’s day is also the day of one of the most infamous crimes in North American history. Speaking of unoriginal, one of the male suspects took his own life while police were advancing on his location, much like his cowardly heroes.

The article I linked to also talks to author and friend of the site Dave Cullen. Mr. Cullen is not very popular with the Columbiners since his book ‘Columbine’ does not paint the killers in the most flattering light. Let’s see what he has to say about them…

“There are people who are just interested in the crime and are typically obsessive about it, but there’s also definitely a fandom,” he said.

“There’s a subset of those who are females. A lot of them are fan-fiction types of things of girls with their imagined sexual exploits with them,” Cullen said.

He’s not kidding folks. Years ago I came across a Columbiner message board where one grown woman legitimately believed she had sex with the ghost of Dylan Klebold and had his ghost babies. I wish I was making that up.

They continue with Mr. Cullen…

Cullen noted that one Columbiner’s intro page on her website expressing admiration for Harris contains an inaccuracy in nearly every line, right down to erroneously claiming the gunman’s favourite film was Natural Born Killers. It wasn’t, according to Cullen.

“Most of what she says in her overview is wrong and just demonstrates a cursory knowledge, as someone who’s obsessed, but not obsessed enough to find out if she’s got it right,” he said. “This is who we’re dealing with here.

Like believing that Columbine was caused by bullying. It wasn’t and there is no evidence to support that.

Being a Columbiner is not a normal thing. It’s not just a phase. In my opinion it’s more a sign of mental illness and should be treated as such. If your kids are like this get them the help they need immediately before they’re arrested or worse.

February craigslist killing in Little Rock

Jeramye Hobbs

Jeramye Hobbs

They say that April is the cruelest month but I think February may have just taken the crown.

Back in February 56-year-old Frank Steinsiek of Little Rock, Arkansas, was shot and killed by someone allegedly posing as a craigslist buyer for the motorcycle he was advertising. Arrested for the shooting and charged with capital murder was 24-year-old Jeramye Hobbs. Hobbs allegedly told police that he bought the bike from Mr. Steinsiek legally but police gathered other evidence that led them to arrest Hobbs.

My prayers and condolences go out to the friends and family of Mr. Steinsiek.

Again, no matter where you are or what you’re selling or buying you are taking your life in your hands by using craigslist. As I’ve stated many times, possibly the only safe place to make transactions is at a police station.

Ga. college student killed in craigslist attack

James Jones Jr.

James Jones Jr.

Only just a few weeks after the craigslist murders of Bud and June Runion a 21-year-old college student was shot and killed during a craigslist robbery. Police in Marietta, Georgia, say that James Jones Jr. was shot to death while trying to buy what he thought was going to be an iPhone 6. His assailants even took the Nike sneakers he was wearing as he sat in his car dying. Police have arrested Jordan James Baker, 18; Jonathon O’Neil Myles, 19; and Kaylnn Shiquez Ruthenberg, 21. Police have testified that Ruthenberg pulled the trigger.

Such a stark contrast in lives too. James Jones Jr. was a well-dressed colleges student who mentored kids at a local school. Ruthenberg on the other hand has a long criminal history and once pawned a $1500 watch he stole for $50.

Even though Jones’ murder happened back in February my prayers and condolences still go out to his friends and family.

In closing always remember that when you deal on craigslist no one is looking out for you, not even craigslist themselves. Due to the sheep amount of criminal activity and violence that takes place on craigslist you’re better taking your business elsewhere.

Baker, Myles, and Ruthenberg

Baker, Myles, and Ruthenberg