SW Idaho woman back in jail 3 days after release from prison in MySpace enticement case:
Southwest Idaho woman back in jail 3 days after release:
I originally posted about Ruth Alvarez here. Last year Alvarez was arrested in Idaho for soliciting a 13-year-old boy for sex over MySpace. At the time of my first post I said that she was looking at 15 years but since she’s female she’d probably get much less than that. I was right.
She was sentenced to only 2 1/2 years and got out after 7 months this past week after completing a “rider program, where she received counseling and treatment”. That’s the politically correct term for saying she took some BS class for sex offenders to get out early.
Anyway, she’s back in jail after only 3 days of being released. Part of her probation was that she couldn’t be in a house with children which investigators say she violated.
While female online predators are rare they are no less dangerous than their male counterparts and should be treated as such. No more joke sentences or classes that they can fake their way through. Send them to jail and keep them there.
Joshua Lifton and Mark Barker
Watertown man accused of engaging in sexual act with teen:
Watertown man accused of having sex with boy he met on Craigslist:
40-year-old Mark Barker and 31-year-old Joshua M. Lifton are both from Wattertown, New York. No word on if they actually knew each other but they’ve both been arrested for the same crime. They were both arrested in Philadelphia, New York for allegedly having sex with minors (child rape) that they met through craigslist. The victim in both cases was the same underage boy age 15.
Now some of you may say the boy holds some responsibility in this since he was on craigslist but those people are idiots. A 15-year-old in the state of New York can not legally consent to sex, especially the kind of sex that lurks on the casual encounters section of craigslist.
Also to parents out there no child has any business being on craigslist. Check their internet history to make sure they’re not susceptible to predators like this.
UPDATE: Make it three. 30-year-old Jason Harris of Antwerp, New York was arrested in Wattertown for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy he mt through craigslist.
Natalie’s story: life as a child prostitute:
This is a great piece from Sara Jean Green of the Seattle Times about a 16-year-old girl who they call Natalie who has been prostituted on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com.
As I’m sure you know Seattle has had more than its share with underage girls being found trafficked on backpage. It’s gotten to the point where Seattle mayor Mike McGinn has gone after backpage and the Seattle Weekly to change their ways.
Back to the article though. Again this is one of those articles that really needs to be read in its entirety as one of my bad summations will not do it anywhere near the justice it deserves. However I will give you one quote to make sure that you will read the article…
She lost her virginity to an Everett pimp who raped her soon after she left home the first time. She never knew his name.
This is real people. This is actually happening. It’s not overblown as Village Voice Media would have you believe. Real children are being trafficked in the pages of Village Voice Media publications and backpage but nothing will change unless you take a stand.
Stand up for freedom and not greed.
Larry Douglas Jones (Here rat, have some cheese.)
West Palm man, 39, found guilty of sex with girl, 16:
39-year-old Larry Douglas Jones of West Palm Beach, Florida was found guilty last week of having sex (child rape) with a 16-year-old girl that he met on MySpace in 2008.
Being the predator that his is Jones posed as a 19-year-old boy and violated his victim over a number of weekends in the fall of 2008. He was busted when a friend of the victim’s discovered his true age by viewing an arrest warrant for Jones online.
What I want to know is how in the hell could he possibly get away with posing as 19. Not only does he look nowhere near 19 but you also need to know the way a 19-year-old would talk. One would think that you could either be taught by a 19-year-old or study 19-year-olds. Either way is creepy.
To make matters worse Jones got his victim pregnant. I can’t imagine the horror this girl’s mother must have gone through not to mention how the victim must feel.
Jones is looking at 15 years.
Let this post and the others serve as a warning to other parents out there. If you don’t check up on your kids’ online and cell phone activities they could have some lying rat faced creep climbing all over them.
UPDATE 9/18/2011: Rat Boy only got 12 years.
Facebook ‘Friend’ charged with assaulting 2 teens at park:
The dude with the haircut that he should return to 1974 is 42-year-old Kevin P. Yorgey of Lititz, Pennsylvania. Not surprisingly he is said to have used the name ‘Wolfman’ on his Facebook.
With that Facebook police say he met two sisters, 11 and 14, and got them to meet him at a park. At this more than creepy liaison it’s alleged that Dr. Zaius touched the girls in a sexual manner. The Missing Link was eventually busted after the girls’ parents discovered explicit text messages on one of their daughters’ phones.
I wonder if I’ll get defenders leaving comments that the 11-year-old lied about her age.
Woman, 24, Arrested In Craigslist Killing:
I’m sure my 5 readers are anxious for me to talk about the most recent murder that the Florida media has dubbed a ‘craigslist killing’ but I don’t think it is.
In Fruit Cove, Florida 24-year-old Latoya Jordan has been arrested for the stabbing murder of 53-year-old Daniel Somerson. Jordan is said to have met Somerson on craigslist. Investigators say that Jordan would use craigslist in order to find places to live where men would take care of her. Supposedly all the relationships she had with these men were strictly platonic. The thing is Jordan met and started living with Somerson two months before she allegedly murdered him. Police say that the murder happened over some type of dispute. In my opinion this is not a ‘craigslist killing’.
If you look through the annals of this site you’ll see that most of the killings connected with craigslist started out as robberies as shown by the murder of Julissa Brisman by Philip Markoff. Or they were just nuts and bent on killing like Michael John Anderson in the murder of Katherine Ann Olson. My point being is that in these cases craigslist was a direct instrument of the crime. While Mr. Somerson’s death is indeed tragic craigslist was only indirectly involved.
So bottom line, at least on this site, Latoya Jordan will not be considered among the scores of murderers here who are considered craigslist killers.
UPDATE 11/24/2013: Jordan was convicted and sentenced to life.
Afternoon Jolt: McGinn, The Weekly, and Child Prostitution:
It seems that this past week Seattle mayor Mike McGinn appeared on a local radio show along with Seattle Weekly Editor-In-Chief Mike Seely over the prostitution ads in the Village Voice Media owned Weekly and backpage.com.
Mr. Seely had this to say about the Weekly and backpage defending their questionable business practice…
“Prostitution is the world’s oldest profession for a reason. If you’ve got Backpage.com cooperating with law enforcement, you’re a lot better off and the problem will get eradicated a lot more quickly.”
So basically he’s saying that backpage is doing the world a service by having pimps in traffickers all in one place. Never mind the fact that women and children are being trafficked on their site daily.
Mayor Mike McGinn fired back with some common sense…
“I don’t really think we’re in the business of trying to promote fencing operations for the sale of stolen goods so that it makes it easier to attract burglars, nor do I think we open up other kinds of illegal operations to attract criminals. Our duty is to work to stop” child prostitution, not draw pimps to a particular web site.
I tend to not vote for Democrats however if I lived in Seattle Mayor McGinn would have my vote.
She's single guys.
Lincolnton woman charged with trying to kill kids:
Police: Children Say Mother Tried to Kill Them in Car Wreck:
Yes, that’s a woman. Anyway the alleged woman is 41-year-old Teresa Caffrey of Lincolnton, North Carolina. She’s been arrested on child abuse charges for crashing her car. It’s not because her kids weren’t restrained (they weren’t). It wasn’t because she was drunk (she may have been). It was because she allegedly crashed the car on purpose in an attempt to kill her daughters, ages 7 and 8.
What’s remarkable about this is that the kids told police that their Breeder crashed the car on purpose. The kids supposedly told witnesses that ” ‘Mama wrecked the car on purpose’ and that she was ‘mad at daddy’ and that’s why she crashed the car. Caffrey is estranged from the baby daddy. Luckily the children only had bumps and bruises.
Just as an addition to the story that I find funny Caffrey was also charged with possession of a controlled substance at a detention facility. Sounds like she may have been trying to sneak a little something something into the jail.
Anyway it’s only a maladjusted selfish piece of trash that takes their infantile man-drama out on their kids.
Thanks to my lovely and talented wife Jade for the tip.
Cops: Fla. teen told friend he would kill parents:
As I’m sure most of you know Tyler Hadley is accused of killing both of his parents with a hammer before holding a party that he posted the invite to on Facebook.
The article I linked to has a couple of more details. It seems that Hadley allegedly told his friend that not only did he steal his parents’ cell phones so they couldn’t call for help but he also spent 3 hours cleaning up the blood before having the party.
As I said in my previous post about Hadley only a grand jury can indict for first degree murder. This shows premeditation which I think will make the grand jury’s job easier.
Still waiting for someone from the kid criminal crowd to defend this punk.
UPDATE: It’s being reported by some outlets that Hadley killed his parents because they wouldn’t let him have the party in the first place. I don’t know how actually true that is but it wouldn’t surprise me.
Once of the great things about being the head honcho here is that I get to take credit for the great e-mails received. Just kidding, I couldn’t do this without all the great writers here.
Anyway this e-mail is directed at me since I’m the one who came up with most of the running gags here. You know the ones, pitbulls, trailers, Florida and West Virginia, Ray Lee Wayne..etc. Here is an e-mail we received from a female reader who fits most of those but with a catch, in the good way…
I am not contacting you with a story of a bad parent. I am contacting you because I personally fit every stereotype you have used as a bad parent, yet can count on one hand the number of times I have spanked my three children, ages 18, 15, and 8. I am a survivor of child abuse, sexual abuse and drug abuse. I was a teenage mother. I own a pit bull and two snakes. I have a mental illness and was not medicated for 15 years. Oh, and my middle name is Lee. Not one of these things makes me a bad parent.
I am a student in the veterinary field and care for my animals responsibly. I had my first child at 18, 11 months after I got married to a man I have been married to for 19 years now. I realize that these are all excuses of abusive pieces of shit, but I am here to call their bluff.
If I can survive, be a great mother and a productive member of society, there are no reasons others can’t do the same. I appreciate this site for giving us the information and putting these gutless wonders on blast. I pray that the survivors can make it through as survivors, breaking the chain of abuse and becoming a person they are proud of being. I know it can be done!
In my defense the Lee thing only applies to males. But thank you very much for your touching e-mail and hopefully yours and our message of breaking the cycle of not only child abuse but any kind of violence will reach even more people.
We have the best readers.