42-year-old Joseph Anthony McDaniels is one nasty scumbag. Previously he did a 15 year stint in prison for raping a 16-year-old girl. The girl placed a classified ad selling a trumpet. McDaniels posed as an interested buyer, entered the girl’s home, raped her, robbed the house and then left her tied up with a towel in her mouth. So how did McDaniel’s rehabilitation go? Not too good apparently.
Instead of being a rapist he became a pimp…’allegedly’ Police say that he turned out two women on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. One of the women kept trying to escape from McDaniels’ violent ways but every time she did he would beat her. Once he threatened the woman’s brother…
McDaniels “threatened the victim that if he ever went back to jail because of her, he would tie her and her brother to a tree in the woods and she would have to watch while he tortured and killed her brother,” Deputy Prosecutor Christopher Bell told the court. “After he killed her brother, he would torture her and she would have to beg for her life.”
Sex traffickers are notorious for keeping their ‘word’ on threats like this. He also threatened to shoot up the woman’s mother’s house.
Thankfully the woman saw her chance to escape. McDaniel made her go to the courthouse to vacate a restraining order against him, instead she begged the court for help. She told them that her life was in danger and told them all about McDaniel. Police were waiting for McDaniel when he came back to pick her up.
Not only does this show there is no rehabilitation for rapists but Backpage probably thinks his threats are protected as free speech like the blood money they make off the violence of these cowardly pimps.