Va. man nabbed in Craigslist sex sting; drawn in by fake ad:
Claude Philip Diehl Jr., of Hollywood, Virginia was arrested for allegedly trying to trade beer and cash for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Diehl allegedly responded to an ad on craigslist that read in part “Leftover Halloween candy? “Anyone have candy to donate to ‘girl’ so she’s not sad anymore?” The ad was in the casual encounters section. You know, one of the many un-moderated sections of craigslist.
Diehl allegedly worked for a beer distributor and promised the father who was pimping out his daughter $40 and 5 cases of beer. He showed up for the tryst with the beer and the cash, condoms and a Miley Cyrus CD. Luckily when the beer was placed in the father’s truck it turns out the father was part of the Leesburg, Virginia police force and promptly arrested Diehl.
Luckily this was all a sting operation and there was no 13-year-old girl however it shows a couple of things. First, while this ad was a fake it shows that there are people out there whoring out their kids on craigslist. The second thing is that if craigslist’s user policing works as well as they claim this ad should have never seen the light of day. And Lastly Jim Buckmaster can’t claim that this has happened in newspaper advertisements. I don’t think any self-respecting newspaper would have ever run an ad like that.
I am dying of curiosity to know what kind of beer it was.
German father charged over son’s shooting spree:
The father of Albertville-Realschule gunman Tim Kretschmer, Joerg Kretschmer, has officially been charged with 15 counts of negligent manslaughter.
If you’ll recall Tim Kretschmer used his father’s legal gun to commit the massacre at the Winniden, Germany school before escaping the school and killing more before he took the coward’s way out.
German prosecutors say the Kretschmer the elder negligently stored his guns and ammo.
And yet the negligent parents of the Columbine shooters are still free.
Recently it was revealed that Kretschmer Sr. took his son to buy ammo days before the massacre.
He’s looking at ten years if convicted.
Police: Man left son in semi while visiting a strip club:
39-year-old Donald Crawford of Indianapolis was arrested last week for leaving his 5-year-old son in the cab of his semi while he went and drank at a strip club. Not only was he already allegedly drunk when he got to the club but he also refused to pay for $80 in lap dances and only had one drink. Ladies and gentleman this is only one of the many species of douchebag. The cheapskate at the strip club.
Anyway, after he was thrown out of the club he couldn’t find his truck and called 911 to report it missing. The 911 call is transcribed in the article but the fact that the told the dispatcher that “He was in the vehicle when it was tooken.” Even here in the south that’s not close to proper grammar.
And it gets better. When police finally found Crawford and the truck the truck was unlocked with the keys in the ignition. Luckily his son was unharmed and watching cartoons.
But wait…there’s more. The article says that Crawford was released into the custody of his wife. Does that mean that she bailed him out? Ladies, would you have bailed out your man if he did something like that.
When I was single I went to a lot of strip clubs. After I got married and inherited some new kids I went once and was embarrassed when I came home and my kids said I smelled funny. It was probably the combination of beer and stripper perfume that made me that way.
Thanks to Sara for the tip.
Tea couple accused of sex trafficking involving underage girls:
Brandon Quincy Thompson, 26, and his girlfriend Megan Marie Hayes, 30, of Tea, South Dakota have been federally charged with pimping out underage girls on backpage. Thompson and Hayes are both looking at life sentences.
For once a media outlet is finally calling backpage to task and backpage is acting familiar…
We contacted the BackPage Web site by email as to why such ads were being allowed on the site since they appeared to violate the terms of agreement. We have received no answer from the company.
It sounds like Village Voice Media is taking a page out of the book of craigslist.
Man imprisoned in MySpace sex case:
You know, if he had stuck to an 18 year minimum he wouldn’t be in this kind of trouble.
Anyway I originally posted about Spencer Osler-White here. He’s the scumbag from Bellevue, Nebraska who had sexual contact with over a dozen underage girls some of which he met through MySpace.
He pleaded no contest to the charges against him and was sentenced to 36 to 66 years behind bars. Finally a decent sentence for sex offenders. However under Nebraska state law he can get out after 18 years. Then again 18 years for a child molester on the inside might be enough.
Parents Worry About Their Kids’ Safety on the Internet:
Check out this quote from US News and World Report about parenting and social networking sites…
More than four in five parents say their children use the Internet without adult supervision, but at the same time almost two-thirds are worried about online predators, a new survey has found.
Here’s an idea, if you’re that worried about your kids encountering online predators how about KEEPING A FREAKIN’ EYE ON THEM. Do not let them be without supervision while on the net. Do not let them keep a computer in their room. And for the love of all that is just and good do not let them have a webcam.
It’s not that hard people.
Singer Ronnie James Dio has stomach cancer:
It turns out that Ronnie James Dio’s hospitalization is because he has contracted stomach cancer. However he is being treated at the Mayo Clinic.
Here’s hoping that he’s able to beat this.
Father Allegedly Suffocated Baby While He Slept:
30-year-old Emanuel Lawrence of Sunrise, Florida was arrested after he was found to have allegedly accidentally smothered his 7-month-old daughter to death.
It seems that Lawrence stayed up late smoking weed and playing a lot of Xbox. After he went to bed the baby mama woke him up and told him to feed the babies. He fed the 7-month-old and their 3-year-old, brought them back to bed with him.
Seven and a half hours later Lawrence woke up to discover he had rolled over on the 7-month-old in his sleep and suffocated her.
As my friend Rob Taylor says drug use is not a victimless crime. By the time you’re 30 with two kids you have no business still getting so high that you don’t know when you’ve rolled over on your own kid.
Thanks to Jake’s Daddy for the tip.
Feds Won’t File Appeal In MySpace Suicide Case:
The headline says it all. Federal prosecutors have announced that they will not file an appeal after a federal judge threw out the fraud charges against Lori Drew.
As I’m sure you know the alleged mother Drew used a fake MySpace in order to harass 13-year-old Megan Meier into suicide.
“We had filed a notice of appeal to protect our right in the appeals court,” said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. “We decided we will not pursue an appeal, so this case is now
Now Lori Drew walks away scot-free with no qualms about what she is responsible for. Yet Megan Meier is still dead. She probably won’t even be shunned by society as she has enough of her own misguided supporters.
Like I said, no justice.
Metal god Ronnie James Dio was hospitalized this past week with an undisclosed illness canceling Dio’s European tour.
Get well soon. The metal world isn’t the same without you.