San Antonio Facebook predator gets slap on the wrist

Alleged Facebook predator takes child injury plea:

Facebook predator takes plea deal for 10 years probation:

Jeremy Andrew Martinez

Jeremy Andrew Martinez

In 2012 22-year-old Jeremy Andrew Martinez of San Antonio, Texas was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. It seems that he allegedly lured a 13-year-old girl to his hotel room after finding her cell number on Facebook. He then ‘had sex’ (And what do we call that? That’s right, child rape) with the 13-year-old after she said no.

Late this past July Martinez pleaded no contest to the charges and received 10 years. I’m sorry I mean he pleaded no contest to the lesser charge of injury to a child and was sentenced to 10 years of probation. That’ll show him. I’m surprised his lawyer isn’t appealing calling the sentence cruel and unusual. What I really want to know is was Martinez’s lawyer that good or was the prosecution that bad?

‘lol’ and ‘j/k’ are not excuses

Texas teen jailed for Facebook threats to kill kindergarteners is on suicide watch:

Teen Justin Carter Jailed In Texas After Making Sarcastic Threat In Facebook Comment:

Justin Carter

Justin Carter

It seems that the collective internet has their trusses in a bunch again over a so-called violation of freedom of speech. 19-year-old Justin Carter was arrested back in February for allegedly posting a threatening statement on Facebook.

Carter is a gamer from Texas who was participating in a flamewar with other gamers when someone said to him…

‘Oh you’re insane, you’re crazy, you’re messed up in the head,’

To which Carter allegedly replied…

‘Oh yeah, I’m real messed up in the head, I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts,’ and the next two lines were lol and jk

Carter has been in jail since March since his family can not raise bail and he’s been placed on suicide watch.

As usual as both sides play hysterics the truth should lie somewhere in the middle. Being the grim spectre of truth that I am I’m here to lay it out for you.

First off threats are not protected by the First Amendment no matter how many lols and j/ks you put in front of it. In this day and age since Columbine and most recently Sandy Hook these types of statements posted on the internet should be taken seriously. Should Carter have been arrested? Absolutely.

On the other hand Carter is looking at 8 years behind bars. Why? Historically these kinds of threats usually carry a fine and probation. When the police investigated did they find any weapons? Did they find any ongoing plans to attack any school? No, they didn’t.

Now I’m not saying that he shouldn’t be held responsible for his actions. This kid did something dangerously stupid and will have the rest of his life to reflect on that but if the local Texas authorities want to save face reduce his charges, reduce his bond to something reasonable, and cut him loose.

Also parents you should use this as a lesson to teach your kids that it matters what they say online even if they are j/k.

Craigslist ad said “Incest is a plus”

Harris County man charged with online solicitation of a minor:

‘Incest is a plus': Man tries to solicit sex from mother and underage daughter in creepy online ad:

Kingwood man arrested over online ad looking for sex with moms and daughters:

Jesse Michael Kibert

Jesse Michael Kibert

Police in Houston, Texas recently arrested 33-year-old Jesse Michael Kibert on charges of online child solicitation. It seems that Kilbert posted an ad on craigslist allegedly looking to have sex with young girls and their mothers. The ads were also said to indicate that incest between the mother and daughter would be a plus. I really need to get that chemical shower installed.

To make matters worse Kilbert allegedly told police that he’s been placing ads like that for a while now. That always makes me wonder how many times he may have been actually successful in fulfilling his twisted plans.

Sadly ads like this are not an uncommon occurrence on craigslist yet still nothing is ever done about it except by the police and by then it could be too late for the victims.

Houston craigslist creeper didn’t care what grade she was in

Raul Garcia

Raul Garcia

Man accused of using Craigslist to find HS girls:

Houston man allegedly took out ad seeking ‘sexy high school girl':

25-year-old Raul Garcia of Houston, Texas allegedly posted an ad on craigslist looking for high school girls and not to tutor them. Police say he posted the ad from his work computer which basically said ‘Looking for any hot high school chicks.’ A Harris County Precinct 4 Constable responded to the ad posing as a 14-year-old girl. They traded messages back and forth. Some of Garcia’s are said to have contained the following…

But the 25-year-old allegedly asked the supposed 14-year-old if she wanted “sex on the down low” and if she would send him a “naughty pic.”

‘We really don’t care what grade you’re in.’

“I am looking for a sexy high school girl who wants to experience an older guy…,”

In case there was any doubt what he was talking about investigators say that Garcia also sent an explicit photo of himself.

I know I sound like a broken record (kids, ask your grandparents what a record was) but it needs to be said. This is the user base of craigslist, pedophiles and predators who use it as a kind of catalog to select their next victims. Still no one is calling on craigslist to monitor their site. No one in the media and no one who holds an office. What kind of hideous atrocity do the craigslist creepers have to commit before craigslist is on the hot seat again?

Another Mocospace assault in Texas

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AUTHORITIES ASK PARENTS TO MONITOR CHILDREN’S INTERNET USAGE:

22-year-old Jesus Torres was arrested late in May in Brownsville, Texas for allegedly picking up a 16-year-old girl that he met on the mobile/social gaming platform Mocospace. The assault charge stems from Torres allegedly biting her on her lower lip.

As I’ve stated before Texas is to Mocospace what Pennsylvania is to MeetMe however parents from all states should be aware if their kids are using Mocospace on their smart phones.

It’s ok to kill craigslist prostitutes in Texas

Ezekiel Gilbert

Ezekiel Gilbert

Man Acquitted in Craigslist Escort Death:

Texas Man, Ezekiel Gilbert, Acquitted For Killing Craigslist Escort Lenora Ivie Frago:

The other day I brought you the story of the 2009 shooting death of 23-year-old Lenora Ivie Frago of San Antonio, Texas. I can’t call it a murder anymore but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Ms. Frago was working as a craigslist prostitute and had her services solicited by 30-year-old Ezekiel Gilbert. He paid her $150 but she refused to have sex with him. To get back his money Gilbert shot her. She was kept alive by life support for months until her family finally decided to take her off of it. If you’ve ever had family in that kind of situation you know how difficult that process can be.

Gilbert’s attorney argued that Gilbert used reasonable force to reclaim his property in this case the $150. I thought there was no way a jury could buy this but they did. Earlier today Gilbert was acquitted of the charges against him.

The Texas law allows citizens to use such force to “retrieve stolen property at night” or to hinder a burglar from escaping the scene of a crime during the night, as long as the person “reasonably” thinks that they have no other means of protecting their property.

So they don’t take into consideration that this shooting was done during the commission of another crime, the crime of prostitution. Last time I checked that was still illegal in Texas. If this was a drug deal gone bad would Gilbert have been acquitted? I doubt it. This is why no one cares about human trafficking. All its victims are seen as nothing more than human trash who deserve what they got.

Obviously Ms. Frago had a family that cared about her and all because some loser who couldn’t get laid on his own wanted his precious 150 bucks back she had to lie brain-dead for months while this jackhole is able to carry on with his life. Normally when a person is acquitted of a crime I remove all traces of it from my website, but not this one. This one needs to remain in order to show the injustice that was done and how poorly our society thinks of women like Ms. Frago who deserve better.

So if there are any aspiring serial killers out there head to Texas. You can kill all the hookers you want and just claim you were reclaiming your property.

The San Antonio craigslist killing that no one has heard about

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Murder trial delayed for Craigslist escort killer:

This is the first I’m hearing about this story and I’m sure it’s the first time most of you have heard about it too. More on that later.

On Christmas Eve 2009 30-year-old Ezekiel Gilbert allegedly shot and killed 23-year-old Lenora Ivie Frago who was working as a craigslist prostitute in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Frago was on life support until July of 2010 until her family decided to taker her off of it.

Gilbert’s defense is that the shooting was justified because he was trying to recover his ‘stolen property’. Gilbert is said to have paid Frago $150 for sex but then she declined after receiving the money. When dealing in illegal transactions there is always a risk that you may get ripped off. Most people would cut their losses at that point and get out without risking harm or attracting the attention of police. However this is not a ‘recovery of stolen property’, it’s a revenge killing over a measly $150. The article I linked to is about how the trial has been delayed due to a juror’s family emergency but is set to resume tomorrow.

Now it’s been almost 3 years since Ms. Frago’s death. Why hasn’t anyone outside of San Antonio heard about this. Is it because it happened in Texas and not Boston? Is it because Ms. Frago worked as a prostitute? Or was it because Ms. Frago may not be white? I think it’s safe to assume that it’s a combination of all three.

Just because Ms. Frago worked as a prostitute doesn’t make her death any less tragic and senseless.

San Antonio Backpage pimp tells teen ‘You belong to me now’.

Ysidro Esquivel

Ysidro Esquivel

Man charged with pimping teen runaway:

Police in San Antonio, Texas arrested 32-year-old Ysidro Esquivel for allegedly prostituting a 16-year-old girl on Backpage. The girl was a runaway who Esquivel allegedly took explicit pictures of in order to turn her out on Backpage. He made her go on about 10 dates.

Ok, hold up for a second. These meetings between johns and sex trafficking victims should not be called dates. They’re not going to an ice cream social, these girls are basically being violated for money. Let’s call them what they are, paid rapes.

Anyway, Esquivel plied the girl with cocaine in order to get her to stay awake and when she tried to leave he said that she can’t because she belongs to him now. I would almost guarantee that was said under some threat of violence.

These pimps and traffickers treat their victims much like an abusive third world farmer would treat their field animals. Backpage is fully aware of this and not only does little to stop it but there has been no real repercussions against them. What will it finally take before something is done about the sexual slave trade that Backpage willingly provides at a profit?

Dallas man killed by craigslist ‘date’

Christopher Howard Beachum

Christopher Howard Beachum

Dallas Craigslist hookup turns homicidal:

Police say Oak Cliff man was murdered by suspect he met on Craigslist:

Dallas police: 27-year-old wanted on capital murder charge in stabbing of 68-year-old man in March:

On March 18th 68-year-old Gerald Canepa was found naked and dead in his Dallas, Texas home. Reports say that he had been killed by strangulation and multiple stab wounds. More than a month later police have named a suspect and he is 27-year-old Christopher Howard Beachum. Beachum is still at large.

According to police Mr. Canepa’s and Beachum had set up a ‘casual encounter’ with each other on craigslist. However instead of a tryst it turned into a murder and a robbery. Several of Mr. Canepa’s items were found at a pawn shop where they were allegedly sold by Beachum.

I wish I didn’t have to say this again but I’ll keep saying it until the message gets through. I don’t care if you’re gay, straight, a furry, or into farm animals. I implore you not to use craigslist for hook ups. Time and Time again I have shown that you are just putting yourself out there as a potential victim for assaults, rapes, robberies and unfortunately in Mr. Canepa’s case death.

Craigslist is hardly a safe place for anything these days.

UPDATE 5/16/2013: Sorry for the late update but Beachum was captured in Lane County, Oregon back on May 2nd.

UPDATE 5/18/2015: Lat week Beachum’s trial was declared a mistrial after a hung jury. Prosecutors are going to retry him in September.

Shop for car parts on craigslist, have your child propositioned

Spencer House

Spencer House

Father turns in suspected child predator found on Craigslist:

So this guy in the Houston, Texas area was shopping for a tire cover for his Jeep online. He found exactly what he was looking for on craigslist. He contacted the seller and then after the arrangements for the tire cover were made the seller allegedly started asking some typical questions. And by typical I mean typical for craigslist.

The seller started asking the man if he had kids and would they be interested in ‘modeling’ for him. The man says that the seller offered him $5 for clothed photos of his kids and $10 for nudes. After their conversation the man called the local police and the FBI.

This led authorities to one 22-year-old Spencer House. When police searched his home they found child porn on his computer and children’s’ underwear in his closet. Police say that House may have also solicited other parents since he was advertising on craigslist as a child modeling studio.

This is why you shouldn’t do any sort of business on craigslist at least until they promise to clean up their site. No matter how legitimate the item may be that you’re searching for you have a pretty good chance of running into one of these creepers.

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