19-year-old Backpage child pimp arrested in RI


19-year-old Reginald Chaney was arrested in Providence, Rhode Island, for allegedly prostituting two underage girls on Backpage. Chaney allegedly turned out the girls, ages 15 and 16, from January 16th to the 28th around Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He’s also accused of tasering one of the girls to get her to comply.

Again, I have to question just how effective Backpage’s laughable screening process is when some 19-year-old kid can manage to get underage girls on their website.

RI RSO caught using Kik to corrupt teen


24-year-old Joseph Oakes of Coventry, Rhode Island, was recently arrested for ‘having a sexual relationship’ with a 14-year-old girl. Not surprisingly, Oakes was using the messaging app Kik to communicate with his victim. Kik has previously been called a tool of the trade by an admitted pedophile.

The problem with Oakes being on Kik is that he’s on probation for a 2011 child porn arrest and according to the terms of the probation he’s not supposed to be on the internet.

I still can’t stress this enough that as a parent you need to not only know which apps your kids are using but who’s on their friends list. Even a tiny device like a smart phone can leave a huge open widow to your kids.

Madam is just another word for pimp

Pawtucket police: Providence woman was ‘madam’ for underage girl:

14-Year-Old Protsituted out of Cranston Home:

Nicole Ferreira

Nicole Ferreira

Even with the use of sarcasm quotes I wish the media would refrain from referring to female pimps and traffickers as madams. It makes them seem less responsible for their crimes than their male counterparts. Not only that but the phrase madam conjures up images of Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke, Dolly Parton from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas or some equally fictionalized romanticism of madams. As I’ve said before female sex traffickers can be just as vicious if not more so with their victims.

While not necessarily vicious police in Pawtucket, Rhode Island arrested 21-year-old Nicole Ferreira for allegedly prostituting a 14-year-old girl on Backpage. The victim told police that Ferreira set her up on 50 ‘dates’. That means she was raped 50 times by johns. A 14-year-old girl can’t legally consent to sex whether she’s getting paid for it or not. When police questioned Ferreira about prostituting the girl she allegedly said “I just post the info and take the calls,” like she didn’t do anything wrong.

Both men and women are willing to trade illegally in the sexual slavery of children as evidenced here. Let’s not lessen the impact of the crime by calling them madams.

Backpage trafficking indictments in Providence, RI


Two men indicted for trafficking in Providence, N. Providence:

In Providence, Rhode Island 23-year-olds Andy Fakhoury and Joseph Defeis were indicted for trafficking women for prostitution off of the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com.

Police in RI were tipped off from police in NY that Fakhoury and Defeis were holding a 19-year-old girl against her will and making her work the streets for them. Police say they found the victim’s picture on backpage advertising for “upscale gentlemen”. The article says it was in the adult section of backpage which makes me believe that it was on the escorts section.

Yet backpage will try to tell you that they’re effective in putting a stop to trafficking on their site. Obviously not since Fakhoury and Defeis were allegedly trafficking other women as well. But it’s a victimless crime right?

In case you needed another reason not to hire a babysitter off of craigslist

Keith Bishop

Keith Bishop

Police in Tiverton, Rhode Island arrested 43-year-old Keith Bishop for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old boy that he babysat for about a year.

Bishop allegedly answered an ad on craigslist the parents had placed for a babysitter.

Would you hire a baby sitter from MySpace? Because there seems to be the same number of sexual predators on craigslist that there are on MySpace.

18 Attorneys General call for the shutdown of craigslist’s adult services but one is missing

AGs Call for End of Craigslist Adult Services:

Attorneys general target Craigslist:

Missouri AG Chris Koster joins other attorneys general asking Craigslist to remove adult ads:

Ohio AG: Craigslist should drop adult services:

Tennessee AG joins in call on Craigslist to eliminate adult services section:

AGs demand Craigslist drop adult services section:

Gansler among 17 state AGs calling for Craigslist to drop adult services:

Kansas AG Asks Craigslist To Remove Adult Ads:

In case you couldn’t tell this is big news.

18 U.S. State Attorneys General have called for craigslist to shut down the adult services section. Among those are Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Martha Coakley of Massachusetts, Chris Koster of Missouri, Richard Cordray of Ohio, Bob Cooper of Tennessee, Dustin McDaniel of Arkansas, Douglas F. Gansler of Maryland, and Steve Six of Kansas. Not mentioned are the AGs from Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

Of course craigslist was quick to pay lip service to the AGs…

Craigslist supports states’ efforts to stop illegal exploitation, spokeswoman Susan MacTavish Best said in a statement that did not indicate whether the website plans to get rid of its adult services section.

Of course they have no intention of getting rid of adult services. Craigslist has a history of flying in the face of common decency.

While this is a big piece of news there’s something missing. It’s easy for these attorneys general to call for craigslist to shut down adult services. There’s only one attorney general who if he put his name behind this movement would have a huge impact. I am of course referring to former governor, former mayor of Oakland, current gubernatorial candidate and current attorney general of California…

Jerry Brown

Attorney General Brown, we may be politically opposed in some of our views but for a man who cares about the environment and opposes the death penalty I would imagine that you would be opposed to the trafficking of women and children that is being facilitated by craigslist.

Craigslist is headquartered in your home state. In my opinion craigslist’s shameful record when it comes to prostitution, child prostitution and human trafficking is a black eye for the Golden State. If I can’t appeal to your heart I will appeal to your aspirations. How much of a huge political coup would it be in your current gubernatorial race if you got the biggest facilitator of human trafficking in the country to get that section of the website shut down?

Mr. Brown, I beg of you to add your name to that of the other state attorney’s general in asking craigslist to shut down the adult services section. Maybe they will listen to you.

Don’t forget, while craigslist is dragging its feet Geebo.com has been human trafficking free since its inception.

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RI man caught trolling for teens on MySpace

RI man charged with using MySpace to solicit sex:

A resource officer in a middle school in West Warwick, RI received complaints about a man who was contacting some students there inappropriately on MySpace.

The West Warwick police then set up a fake MySpace posing as a 13-year-old girl. That’s how they were able to capture 28-year-old Edgar Braley. They arrested him when he showed up to a pizza joint where he thought he was meeting the ‘girl’.

Guy beats 8-month-old on Thanksgiving

Man accused of kicking, beating 8-month-old boy:

26-year-old Brandon Holley of Middletown, R.I. was arrested for beating his 8-month-old son. He admitted to police that he stepped on, kicked and punched the baby. Of course the coward did this when the mother was not around. This happened on Thanksgiving morning. When the mother returned they all went to her mother’s for Thanksgiving instead of going to a hospital. When the grandparents saw the child’s injuries then the baby was taken to the hospital.

As usual in abuse cases like this Holley gave ‘conflicting stories’ to police. I think that’s news-speak for ‘he was lying’.

Another case of some abusive monster who thinks he’s smarter than doctors and police combined.

Rhode Island gang rape

MySpace again tied to rape:

A 17-year-old girl was gang raped in Rhode Island after being drugged. The three suspects are identified as Henry Duah, 20, Gabriel “G Money” Clarke, 21, and Jack “J Mob” Appiah, 26. The victim had met Duah through MySpace. Duah and company had picked the victim up at a mall. The suspects bought alcohol before stooping at the house where the rape occurred.

The girl was given an open wine cooler bottle to drink while the men were drinking some other type of alcohol.

At one point, the girl offered her wine cooler to one of the men but he declined to drink it, Whiting said.

At some point the girl became “woozy” and fell unconscious and then regained consciousness over a period of time before she was driven back to a friend’s house, Whiting said.

Appiah was arrested in Maine while trying to escape to Canada and is now being held without bail.

I was unable to find a MySpace for Duah and Appiah but I was able to find one for Gabriel Clarke.

If you ever needed a reason to check up on your kids’ MySpace this would be it.

Alleged Rhode Island MySpace Rape

Police: Man raped girl he met on MySpace:

Another New England MySpace alleged rape…

A Rhode Island man faces one count of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery after allegedly raping a Wachusett Regional High School student he met through MySpace.com.

Jorge Gilson Jr., 21, of Woonsocket, R.I., allegedly raped the 17-year-old student last month in the back of a truck in Holden, according to court documents.

Gilson originally befriended the alleged victim’s sister through MySpace, a public online community that allows users to share photographs, journals and personal information.

He and his cousin met the sisters at their house in Holden about 9 p.m. on March 12, and then drove to a local CVS, according to police statement written by Holden Police Det. Christopher Carey.

The two men bought a product normally used to inflate tires and, along with the alleged victim, inhaled from the can in the CVS parking lot multiple times, according to the report.

Gilson and the student allegedly began to engage in sexual activity in the parking lot and the rape allegedly occurred while Gilson’s cousin drove the truck from the CVS parking lot to Eagle Lake, according to court documents.

The alleged victim, who said in her statement she fell asleep in the car as the events occurred, told police she repeatedly objected to Gilson’s actions, according to the report.

Gilson told police the alleged victim agreed to peform oral sex and never objected to the sexual activity, according to court documents.

The sisters returned home about 11 p.m. and the alleged victim told her guidance counselor, Rick Gilbert, about the alleged incident the next morning, according to Carey’s report.

During Carey’s investigation, the alleged victim’s older sister changed her testimony about the night’s events, according to the police report.

The sister first told police that the alleged victim wanted to lose her virginity to Gilson and enjoyed the sex, and on March 17 complained to police that the alleged victim’s desire to press charges was affecting her friendship with Gilson.

But after police reminded the sister about the seriousness of the situation, she changed her statement.

Gilson, who was arrested on March 20, was released on $300 cash bail and is scheduled to return to court on April 27.

Is it me or is MySpace starting to sound like one giant ongoing episode of the Jerry Springer Show?