46-year-old Uber driver Asil Din, of Germantown, Maryland, is accused of allegedly soliciting sex from a 15-year-old girl from craigslist. Din reportedly placed an ad on Craigslist that asked “Any local young lady available?” Montgomery County police responded to the ad posing as a 15-year-old girl.
“I don’t wanna lie I am only 15, is that ok?” the officer wrote.
“Ok. That’s fine I guess,” Din, who police say was writing under the pen name “Oscar” at the time, reportedly wrote back. “Wait I don’t want to get in trouble with that, when will u be 16? … as long as you are not the police. And I have had this fantasy for so long.”
Being the obvious romantic that he is, Din is said to have not only asked if after school was the best time to hook up for sex, but offered the girl $100 for each time they had sex.
Din is currently out on bond with a trial scheduled for April.
Once again, these kinds of ads are something that craigslist should be monitoring for, whether it be through moderators or software. It’s actually not that difficult, but craigslist either doesn’t want to spend the money or doesn’t care that their site is being used as a marketplace for sexual predators.
“We have information that we allege is suggestive of there being yet another victim, so the case is still being investigated although charges have already been lodged,” State Attorney General Christopher Porrino said.
“We are actively seeking additional tips and leads with respect to this particular defendant.”
“If people have any information about this individual, authorities are asking that they call our tip-line at 888-648-6007.”
Another fine example of the type of people using craigslist while they turn a blind eye to such activity happening on their own website. Even Backpage had moderators, even though they were allegedly checking for the wrong things.
Police posed as a 15-year-old girl while responding to Beltran. He reportedly responded to the investigator asking the girl if she was shaved. When a meeting had finally been arranged he is said to have messaged the girl by asking “are you ready for daddy to pick you up?” Police say that Beltram was fully aware of the girl’s age when one of his responses was “I’m the one who could go to jail.” With psychic powers like that he should play the lottery. Oh wait, he can’t, he’s in jail on $500,000 bond.
Meanwhile, craigslist founder Craig Newmark recently donated a million dollars in order to combat fake news. Maybe he should have used that money for moderators on craigslist to keep predators like this off their site.
“I’m looking for an open-minded parent who would be interested in bringing their daughter or daughters by for some passionate play. You cam just drop off and pick up later, stay there and wait while we play, come in the room and watch, or if a mom you can even join us in our play time. I’ms safe, sane, clean, ddf, discreet and respectful. Will respect any limits agreed upon ahead of time, like no bdsm or whatever.”
“You will be compensated for your time. Compensation will be dependent on several factors. Age, experience, time, limits and your involvement. A dad in a hurry, with a lot of limits wanting to watch, a 17yo daughter that’s been around the block a few times, lowest amount. A mom with all day, almost no limits, wanting to join, 10yo and 11yo virgin daughters would be the highest amount. Looking to set this up at a later time, so we have time to talk, set limits, discuss involvement, etc. Please change this subject line to your daughters age to weed out spam.”
As you can expect, the ad was responded to by undercover investigators. Murphy is a registered sex offender, reportedly by his own admission to police, for sexually abusing his 13-year-old stepdaughter.
With such a blatant ad, there’s hardly any room for doubt as to what Murphy was allegedly looking for. This was on craigslist with no moderation or any kind of flagging, with someone just bluntly asking to have sex with children. The two things that really disturb me about this story is that craigslist does nothing to remove these ads, and that people care so little that this goes on through craigslist is they continue to use it. Would you patronize a store that was known to sell child porn? So why do you continue to support the Sears catalog of sex offenders. (Kids, ask your grandparents what a Sears catalog is.)
My apologies to FOX19.com for my liberal interpretation of fair use.
32-year-old Randy James Myers, of Honeybrook, Pennsylvania, was arrested after traveling from Bismarck, North Dakota to Conway, Arkansas, in order to allegedly meet an 11-year-old and 14-year-old for sex. According to Google Maps, that’s a 17 hour drive of over 1100 miles. Myers is said to have used the mobile messaging app Kik in a chat room entitled “Incest Family Fun” to make these arrangements.
Thankfully the person he was actually talking to was a Faulkner County Sheriffs Office investigator. At the time of his arrest police say that Myers was in possession of the following…
…multiple sex toys, including a ball gag, rope, sex wrap, restraints, diapers, leash, dog collar, lotions and lubes.
Remember, he allegedly intended to use those on children ages 11-14.
It’s no secret that Kik is full of sex offenders and pedophiles and I’ve been letting Kik off lightly until now. If they are hosting chat rooms called “Incest Family Fun” then they need to start tending to their own yard, so to speak. They definitely need more monitoring in shutting these rooms down.
Some of the messages were creepy AF as the kids say…
London told the victim she had feelings for her starting when the victim was in 7th grade, but “fell in love with” her while she was in 8th grade.
Throughout their conversations on KIK, London referred to the victim as a daughter and said, “I love you, baby girl.”
London said her husband was very jealous of the relationship she had with the victim, because he at first thought she was talking to another man.
“I told him to [explicit] off,” said London in a message to the victim. “You’re my daughter and if I want to talk to you I can.”
The victim’s mother had previously caught London messaging her daughter but thought it had stopped. When it comes to predators like this, you can’t assume anything. Kik is a haven for sex offenders and pedophiles so you should check your children’s phone or tablet usage regularly. Let them know that you trust them, but you don’t trust the offenders they could be talking to.
Investigators responded to a craigslist ad from the Virginia Beach area that reportedly said…
“Im an older Spanish freak man in need of fetish sex with young girl”
They posed as a 14-year-old girl and arrested 50-year-old John Francis Aragon after Aragon allegedly exchanged explicit texts with investigators. When law enforcement approached him, Aragon reportedly replied by saying that he didn’t think the girl was really 14, because he thought that everyone on craigslist was 18, and asked the investigators if they knew what catfishing was.
Police were also said to have found texts from Aragon to a 15-year-old boy, and to someone whom he bragged to about allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy. The father of three is said to have claimed that these texts were simply ‘fantasy’. All that was missing from his story is that he either wanted to just hang out with the girl, or that he was going to warn her about talking to strange men on the internet. If he had used either of those he would have had craigslist creeper bingo.
Until craigslist starts cleaning their own yard, so to speak, these arrests will continue, which means there are also predators on there who haven’t been caught yet.
UPDATE 11/21/2016:Aragon has pleaded guilty, and is looking at 10 to life at his sentencing, which is sentenced for February.
26-year-old Kyle Duty of Norman, Oklahoma, was recently arrested after police discovered a craigslist ad where Duty allegedly promised to train underage sex slaves. The casual encounters ad was said to be for girls “as low as you want”, purportedly referring to the age of his ‘trainees’. For those interested in responding, he requested that the subject in emails read “tech me sir”.
This naturally attracted the attention of state law enforcement who responded to Duty’s ad posing as a stepfather who wanted his 14-year-old stepdaughter to be trained. The responses that law enforcement received from Duty are quite chilling…
“She would be gone for a couple of months hidden away in a basement or somewhere private and secluded where he could torture her to break her will.”
“They don’t trade their services for money, they trade for the sexual submission. Basically, this person would have trained that girl. In other words, she would have started out as his sex slave,” said Mark Woodward of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.”
There were even plans discussed on how to cover up the girl’s disappearance.
Investigators believe that Duty may not have actually hurt any girls but at the time of the original article were still searching for victims.
If you think guys like this don’t actually exist or are just role-playing I’ll refer you to the stories about ‘Master T’ Timothy Gilmore and Edward Bagley Sr. Both men from Missouri were arrested on unrelated crimes. both relating to the keeping or training of sex slaves. Also, Duty’s case can’t be considered BDSM either because even in BDSM the participants are willing and aren’t brought to their masters by a parent or guardian. In short, this not some blow struck against the freedom of people to pursue alternate sexual lifestyles. This is just the arrest of one man who allegedly was on a quest to torture and violate as many underage girls as he could for his own sick satisfaction.
Let us also not forget that this as went unmoderated on craigslist for who knows how long. Craigslist has the power to keep these ads from appearing but would rather do nothing.
24 year-old Randy Montante, of Dearborn, Michigan has been charged with allegedly soliciting and receiving explicit images from a 13-year-old girl over the mobile messaging app Kik. He is also accused of having the girl appear naked over video chat client Skype. Montante was said to have the oh so original Kik username of ‘doimakeyourandy’. The vicitm originally told Montante that she was 18 but then revealed her true age but Montante was said to persist.
The victim lived in New Jersey where the mother discovered the messages between Montante and her daughter and contacted local police. Police took over the girl’s account and again brought up the matter of the girl’s age. Montante was said to reply with the age-old creeper credo…
“A good friend of mine said if you like someone, and it’s real, age doesn’t matter.”
It never does to predators. Neither does the safety, well-being nor the resulting mental damage to their victims.
Police in the state of Washington, received over a thousand responses after posting ads on craigslist that purported to be offering children for sex. One of the ads was entitled “New to Spokane. Young fam fun.” Out of those thousand responses police managed to arrest 40 people who were looking to basically rape children. Only two of those arrested were registered sex offenders. Even a married couple was arrested where the husband allegedly claimed that his wife had fantasies of having sex with a child but never had the opportunity.
The number of responses to these fake ads show that there are obviously real ads on craigslist where children are being traded for sex. It is well within craigslist’s power to do something about these ads but they continue to fail to do so. Not only are there software solutions to this problem, but there are companies that specialize in moderating this kind of content. In the past craigslist has banned ads for unlocked iPhones when that was still frowned upon but continues to do nothing about the obvious sexual predators that inhabit their site.
The problem is that even with all the bad publicity that craigslist receives for being a blatant repository for the child sex trade, it hasn’t cost the company any money. People still continue to use the site supporting it financially and unfortunately I don’t know what it would take to get people to stop. If child rape isn’t enough to make them quit then I don’t know what is.