TF Man Sentenced in Craigslist Rape Case:
Twin Falls man sentenced for solicitation of rape:
In 2012 Justin Crawford of Twin Falls, Idaho, posted ads on craigslist posing as his wife advertising that she had a rape fantasy. Two men on separate occasions tried to rape her. One was able to wrest her gun away from her before leaving while the other was held at gunpoint by the victim until police arrived. Thankfully neither were able to rape her.
Crawford was recently sentenced for solicitation of rape and it wasn’t much of a sentence. He could spend 10 years in prison if the judge deems it necessary after he completes psychological treatment by the State of Idaho. So in theory after the program he could walk off a free man.
Crawford claims that this was all an elaborate suicide plot caused by his PTSD from serving in the National Guard overseas. He says he thought his wife would care less about him and would make it easier for him to commit suicide. Personally I think it’s a load of crap. He wouldn’t be the first guy to get his jollies from seeing his wife raped by a stranger from craigslist. I think he’s using PTSD as an excuse but hey, I’m not a judge. If I was he’d be going away for a long time.
To me he’s just another prototypical example of the kind of scum that infest craigslist while craigslist refuses to do anything about it. What makes it worse is the people who turn a blind eye to these crimes and still support craigslist like it’s some kind of community outreach program. It’s not, it’s still dirty and still in need of cleaning up.
Twin Falls Man Pleads Guilty in Craigslist Rape Solicitation Case:
Guardsman pleads to Craigslist ad soliciting wife’s rape:
33-year-old Justin Crawford of Twin Falls, Idaho was arrested last year for soliciting the rape of his wife through craigslist. Luckily she was not raped however two men on separate occasions did make their way into the house to try. One wrestled a gun away from her while the other she held at gunpoint until police arrived. Crawford posed as his wife telling these two men that she was into rape fantasies and that they should do it no matter how much she fights back.
Late last year Crawford rejected a plea deal that would have seen him get 10 to 15 behind bars. Last week Crawford must have thought better of it and decided to plead guilty. Crawford is a member of the Idaho National Guard and his defense was going to be that he suffers from PTSD. While it may be true that he does suffer from PTSD I don’t see how that would cause him to craft such an elaborate plan to have his wife raped. He’s still looking at the 10-15 years and may not be sentenced until next year.
As I’ve mentioned before Crawford is not the first person to solicit someone’s rape through craigslist or as I call it rape by proxy. Hell, he’s not even the first guy to try to have his wife raped. Unfortunately the first guy to do that succeeded. Still craigslist continues to go on without being moderated and continues to attract any number of sexual predators without any kind of backlash. On top of that there are still people out there who think craigslist is completely safe and trustworthy. I would think that Crawford’s victim would say otherwise.
Man who allegedly solicited men to rape his wife through Craigslist rejects plea:
Justin Crawford is the guy from Twin Falls, Idaho who allegedly tried to have his wife raped by placing ads on craigslist posing as his wife saying she was into rape fantasies. This resulted in two men on two different instances showing up to their house to try to rape her.
I’ve detailed before how stupid I think he is and how stupid his plan was, not to mention downright abhorrent. Well, the stupidity doesn’t end there. Recently Crawford rejected a plea deal that would have seen him get 10-15 years in prison. That’s a bargain for a scumbag like this if you ask me. I wouldn’t be surprised if this moron tried to defend himself at trial. By all means, go right ahead. I only hope against hope that after he’s convicted he receives a lot more time than 15 years.
Again this highlights the need for craigslist to moderate their site for twisted cowards like this. Yet people still use the site like there’s no danger at all and I keep pushing this rock uphill.
Alleged Craigslist Rape Solicitor Released:
You remember 32-year-old Justin Crawford of Twin Falls, Idaho don’t you? In case you don’t He’s the twisted scumbag who allegedly got not one but two men to show up at his house in an attempt to rape his wife. Crawford posed as his wife on craigslist and convinced two dumbasses to come to his house thinking that Crawford’s wife was looking for a rape fantasy. Well, sleep tight Twin Falls because he’s been released from jail. Not just released but released on his own recognizance.
State prosecutors agreed to the release on the condition that Crawford follow court compliance instructions and that he seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Seriously? Apparently the Idaho prosecutors must be smoking potatoes to let this guy out on the pretense that he behaves himself. His PTSD may be legitimate since he did do a tour in Iraq with the National Guard but so what? Do you think his wife is not possibly having PTSD after two strangers show up in her house with the intent of raping her so her fucked up husband can get his fucked up jollies?
This is beyond disgusting and if Crawford rabbits or finds himself in legal trouble again these prosecutors should do his time along with him.
Is anybody held responsible for anything anymore?
UPDATE 10/21/2012: Crawford has pleaded not guilty.
Man arrested after sexual assault ad on Craigslist:
Rape ad sparks 2 attempts on woman — and charges against husband:
Police: Attempted Rape was Planned through Craigslist:
32-year-old Justin Crawford of Twin Falls, Idaho was arrested recently after two separate men attempted to rape his wife. The first guy showed up at their house and she managed to retrieve a gun. The assailant was able to get the gun away from her and fled. The second guy was found by police in the woman’s home being held at gunpoint by her.
When police questioned the second suspect he allegedly said that he was responding to a craigslist ad in the casual encounters section from a woman interested in a ‘rape fantasy’. When investigators searched the 2nd suspect’s cell phone they discovered that Crawford was the one allegedly exchanging e-mails with the two would be rapists.
So who do you think is more stupid in this case? Crawford for not only allegedly setting up the rape of his wife TWICE knowing that police would have to be involved at some point and also knowing that there are guns in the house and she knows how to use them or the two dipshits who actually believed that a woman who supposedly wanted a rape fantasy would announce it to the world on craiglist.
Listen up idiots. Women on craigslist aren’t real and even if they are they probably have more critters on them than a West Atlantic City hotel mattress.
Sadly this is not the first or even the second case of craigslist rape by proxy that I’ve posted about. The first one that sticks out in my mind is the yet to be named husband from Kannapolis, North Carolina whose wife was actually allegedly raped by Rodney Liverman. The other one was Jebidiah James Stipe of Twentynine Palms, California who set up the rape of his ex-girlfriend in Wyoming by Ty Oliver McDowell.
Will this be the tipping point for craigslist in the media? Will this finally be a call to the country that craigslist is still far from cleaned up? Will this be the catalyst that causes craigslist to finally monitor their own sleazy site? Somehow I get the feeling that the answer to all of those questions is, I seriously doubt it.
Thanks to Shannon for the tip.