Illinois craigslist killer gets new trial

Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith

Back in 2011 Timothy Smith of Woodstock, Illinois, shot and killed 48-year-old Kurt Milliman in Smith’s home. Smith was prostituting his then wife, Kimberly Smith, on craigslist. Supposedly Milliman got to rough with Kimberly Smith and Timothy Smith emerged from hiding and shot Milliman.

More than likely to hide their criminal activities the Smiths concocted a home invasion story where they claimed that Milliman was killed in self-defense after tampering with evidence to try to make the scene look like am attempted burglary.

In 2013 Timothy Smith was convicted of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 50 years behind bars. This past Tuesday Smith was granted a new trial on the grounds that the judge at his trial did not allow an involuntary manslaughter charge to be considered by the jury. Smith’s attorney claims that his client meant to scare Milliman and not kill him. I don’t buy it but it is what it is.

As I said before no one in this story was clean but I can see the grounds for involuntary manslaughter as Smith did not allow Milliman into his home with the ‘sole purpose of killing him. Then again, it was a killing in the commission of another crime so I can see the murder charge as well.

No word on when the retrial is scheduled to take place.

Ex-Disneyland employee charged with trying to trade tickets for sex with teen

Darreck Michael Enciso

Darreck Michael Enciso

If one can be a fan of a police department I am a huge fan of the Huntington Beach, California, Police Department. For years they’ve been in the forefront of catching craigslist creepers in their area. As an aside creeper is the term we used where I grow up for guys who like children. Getting back to the subject at hand I’m afraid that the HBPD may have dripped the ball in this case, at least in the way the incident is being reported.

27-year-old Darreck Michael Enciso, of Adelanto, California, is accused of allegedly posting an ad for Disneyland tickets on craigslist in exchange for what some reports are calling very explicit sex acts. Enciso is a former dishwasher at a Disneyland resort. The Huntington Beach Police Department responded to the ad posing as a 14-year-old girl. Enciso allegedly had no problem with the girl being 14. They are said to have arranged to meet for sex in exchange for the tickets and the time of his arrest the suspect had condoms on him.

Now, while I’m not defending the suspect, because by most accounts he didn’t have problems with the ‘girl’ being underage, my problem was with how the ad was posted or at least how it’s being reported how it was posted.

Enciso is accused of posting a Craigslist ad on July 1 seeking women willing to engage in sex acts in exchange for tickets to the Disneyland parks.
The OC Register

Prosecutors say Enciso allegedly posted a Craigslist ad dated July 1 seeking women who would engage in sexual acts in exchange for tickets to Disneyland.
CBS Local

On July 1, 2015, Enciso is accused of posting an ad on Craigslist seeking women willing to engage in sex acts in exchange for tickets to the Disneyland parks.
Orange County DA’s office press release

All the reports I’ve read said that Enciso placed an ad looking for women. To me that implies an adult. Would the HBPD posing as an underage female not be considered a form of entrapment? Don’t get me wrong. I want to see this guy put away in the unhappiest place on earth but I want to make sure he’s there the right way. It could be that he did post an ad making an allusion to minors but that’s now how it’s been reported.

Either way law enforcement is looking for other possible victims…

Investigators believe Enciso previously posted similar advertisements on Craigslist. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Supervising Dist. Atty. Investigator Mark Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794.

Hopefully the HBPD has not let their fanboy down and it’s just a case of miscommunication to the press.

Myrtle Beach craigslist rapist used modeling scam to find his victim

Paul Joseph Shuler

Paul Joseph Shuler

I didn’t think I’d be doing another story about the modeling scam so soon yet here we are.

Police in Horry County, South Carolina, which includes Myrtle Beach, have arrested 32-year-old Paul Joseph Shuler for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman he met through craigslist.

Police say that Shuler posted an ad looking for models to which the victim responded. The victim was from overseas as beach towns like Myrtle Beach get a lot of young overseas adults working seasonal jobs in the summer. When the victim refused to pose for Shuler in a bikini he claimed to be from ICE, hand cuffed her and raped her.

Unfortunately this is an age-old trick used by both predators and traffickers and has only increased with the advent of craigslist and social media. Don’t be a victim. Anybody can claim they are a modeling scout or photographer. Don’t fall for their lies.

Fla. craigslist creeper offered baby sitting services

Nathan Bryan (HULK SIT BABY)

Nathan Alexander Bryan (HULK SIT BABY)

The FBI recently arrested 39-year-old Nathan Bryan, of Bradenton, Florida, for allegedly trying to solicit children for sex by advertising his babysitting services on craigslist. Federal investigators believe that Bryan was using these ads to gain access to kids.

Reports say that the FBI posed as a father who was offering their child for sex on craigslist when they were contacted by Bryan.

For more than a year, the FBI says Bryan has been chatting online with an undercover agent posing as the father of an 8-year-old boy. Investigators say Bryan spelled out what he’d like to do to the child saying, “I just want to smell him and taste him.”

The feds set up a meeting place where Bryant was arrested. They’re also requesting help from the public if they had any kind of baby sitting contact with Bryan.

The CETF is asking anyone who has information about this matter or who may have hired Bryan for the above services to contact the FBI Tampa Field Office at 1-866-838-1153 or at [email protected]

What really surprised me was the reaction by his landlord. He didn’t approve of what Bryan did but…

“I thought he was very dedicated to the children he took care of. And he loved his nannying. Sure, I knew he was getting jobs by posting, but everyone uses Craigslist. It didn’t bring up any red flags or anything,” the landlord tells 10 News.

Yes, everyone uses craigslist, especially predators.

Police say CT craigslist killing was an organized hit


I originally posted about the shooting murder of Jesus Silva here. He was shot to death in New Britain, Connecticut, after responding to a craigslist ad for a car he was selling. Jesus Sierra, Joel Jaquez, and Idaliz Zavala-Burgos have been charged with his murder. Before I said that I did not have any information on the motive for the murder but now new warrants have been released that allege what the motive was.

Investigators believe that Silva was involved in the drug trade and was ordered to be executed after he allegedly came up short with the money he owed his supplier. So far it is unknown if the supplier is going to be charged. Silva was also said to have brokered car sales frequently and it appears that his assailants used that information to lure him to his death.

Murders have been solicited for on craigslist many times before but this is the first time I’ve heard of a victim of a contact killing being lured to his death through the online classifieds site. It seems that criminals of all forms have some kind of use for craigslist.

December murder of CT man may be a craigslist killing


On December 30th of 2014 Jesus Silva of Meriden, Connecticut, was found shot to death in his car on the streets of New Britain, CT. Since his murder police have arrested Jesus Sierra, Joel Jaquez, and Idaliz Zavala-Burgos, all of Springfield, Mass., and have charged them with Silva’s murder.

Today in a court hearing it was revealed that the murder may have been a craigslist killing. Mr. Silva had an ad on craigslist selling his car. His family said that he was in phone contact with someone about his car the night of his death and police say records indicate that he was allegedly speaking to Sierra.

No word yet if the motive was robbery or something more sinister. I’ll post additional details as they become available.

Clackamas craigslist creeper wanted a Daddy’s Girl

Richard Lester Biggs

Richard Lester Biggs

Back in December of 2014 52-year-old Richard Lester Biggs of Clackamas County, Oregon, allegedly placed a craigslist ad entitled “Older for younger” and that he had a fantasy of being with younger women. The ad gets creepier from there…

“I want to see if I can find a younger woman who maybe has always wanted to be with an older man, maybe a Daddy’s Girl.”

Biggs got a response to his ad from a 13-year-old girl whose house he showed up to with booze, lube, and a sex toy. The girl refused to leave the house and when Biggs pulled away he was stopped and arrested by Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies. The entire meeting was a police sting targeting possible craigslist predators.

Well, they caught one because recently Biggs pleaded guilty to child corruption charges and was sentenced to 30 days behind bars and 3 years probation. Biggs’ attorney had this to say prior to sentencing…

“My client is not a predator nor is there a substantial risk of recidivism,”

Right, because all sorts of normal people bring dildos and lube to a 13-year-old girl’s house.

Wash. man turned out his stepdaughter on craigslist for others to rape


Normally I don’t like to post stories where the suspects have not been named however this one is so horrid that it needs to be shared.

Recently a 56-year-old man from Marysville, Washington, allegedly admitted to advertising his 6-year-old daughter on craigslist for others to molest. He’s also accused of raping his stepdaughter as well and also faces child porn charges for allegedly recording his step-daughter being molested by someone else. Investigators say that the man may have posted 190 craigslist ads for the girl. One woman in Texas is said to have made arrangements with the man to molest the girl’s daughter.

Where was mom you ask? You should know better by now. Mom was allegedly in on it and is facing child rape and child porn charges as well. Investigators say she can be seen in one video playing on her phone while her daughter is being molested.

This is going on through craigslist all the time. For every one of these scumbags that are caught it makes me wonder how many are out there doing this with impunity. This jackhole allegedly posted close to 200 ads. It doesn’t sound like too many of them were flagged by craigslist community policing. Then again when you’re community consists of so many pedophiles how much policing is really getting done?

Ore. RSO: “You don’t put an ad on Craigslist and expect this not to happen”

Jose Omar Ortiz

Jose Omar Ortiz

28-year-old Jose Omar Ortiz is a registered sex offender and is accused of multiple rapes in Washington County, Oregon. He met one of his victims on craigslist but not the way you might think.

The victim posted an ad looking for a room to rent. Ortiz allegedly picked her up and drove to a rural area where he s said to have raped her. The victim tried fighting back with a knife she brought from home but Ortiz allegedly told her “You don’t put an ad on Craigslist and expect this not to happen.” Like it’s this scumbags God-given right to rape women from craigslist, but this is the attitude that a lot of sexual predators have when it comes to craigslist. Like I’ve said before they think of it as their personal rape take-out menu and it doesn’t matter which section of craigslist you use.

Craigslist creeper coach turned in by ‘adult services’ woman for wanting sex with her 6-year-old daughter

Robert Lesnau

Robert Lesnau

Former middle school football coach Robert Lesnau, of the Detroit area, was arrested back in March for allegedly soliciting sex from a six-year-old girl through craigslist.

According to federal investigators Lesnau contacted a woman on craigslist for her ‘adult services’. Allegedly Lesnau heard the woman’s six-year-old daughter crying in the background and asked how much would it be to have sex with the girl. The woman ended the phone call and reported it to authorities. The FBI stepped in and had the woman call back saying that she was desperate for money and was willing to entertain Lesnau’s vile request.

Let’s top right there for a moment. I can already hear the perv patrol crying and gnashing their teeth while wailing claims of entrapment. This is not entrapment. If the reports are correct, which I’m going to assume they are, the suspect was the first person to approach the subject of having sex with her daughter. If law enforcement were the ones to first bring it up then it would be entrapment. Now back to our story.

Besides, after you read this I don’t think anyone would believe a claim of entrapment…

A series of texts were exchanged, during which Lesnau asked for topless photos of the mother and daughter to ensure they were “for real,” asked about the child’s prior sexual experience and offered to pay $200, the FBI says.

Conversation became more graphic in a phone call the following day, during which the FBI says Lesnau said he wanted to watch the mother and daughter “play around together” with adult toys.

Investigators set up a meeting place at a Rochester motel where Lesnau was arrested.

Lesnau’s attorney is saying that the criminal complaint is one-sided and Lesnau is looking forward to his day in court. I can’t imagine what he could possibly present that would exonerate him.

Anyway once again craigslist is the go to place for pedophiles to find their next victims and craigslist still refuses to do anything about it. I don’t ever remember the newspaper classifieds being used for child rape back in the day.

Lesnau’s former school says none of the students he coached have claimed to have been abused.