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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First let me say that I am not posting the mother’s name because as of right now the only thing she’s guilty of is making horribly bad choices.
Anyway having said that it’s time to put on your sleuth caps everyone. So far no murder charges have been filed however a woman left her 2-year-old daughter with her sex offender boyfriend and the child died and a witness says that the girl was covered in bruises and both eyes were swollen shut so you do the math.
The 32-year-old woman left her 2-year-old daughter, Addison Grace Lanham, with her registered sex offender boyfriend, 33-year-old Jason Michael Wells of Bessemer City, North Carolina. Wells was arrested in January of 2010 for taking indecent liberties with a child and was convicted of sexual battery in December of 2010. Normally this is where I would complain that he shouldn’t even have been on the streets since he’s a lowlife sex offender but I digress.
Wells was babysitting Addison at their motel room. The next thing we know is that a call was made to 911 and a witness says that when Addison was removed from the hotel room she was bruised and her eyes were swollen shut. As of the most recent news Wells has not been charged with Addison’s murder yet pending an autopsy however he has been charged with failing to register as a sex offender and a sex offender babysitting a child and he’s being held on $750K bond.
What really gets me is that Addison’s mother is still sticking by him so to speak. Not only did she know that Wells is a registered sex offender but thought that Wells has changed his ways. Let me tell you something. I’ve been writing about crime for 11 years. Sex offenders do not change their ways especially with ones that have preyed upon children. To make matters worse Addison’s mother says that she forgives him even ‘if’ Wells killed her daughter. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Are you for real? Why in the hell would anyone not only date a child toucher, leave their kid with them, then forgive them when they may have killed your daughter?
There’s no hope for children when their supposed parents are more concerned with having an insignificant other.
Thanks to my lovely and talented wife Jade for the tip.
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.
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.
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.