31-year old William Craig Bluedog of Sioux Falls, South Dakota is a convicted sex offender. His previous crime was the aggravated sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy. That didn’t keep him from allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old boy through craigslist.
Police say that Bluedog placed an ad on craigslist looking for a “young boy to come over and dance for a 29-year-old male”. Bluedog is said to have communicated with a 15-year-old boy for a month through e-mails. Obviously, pedophiles are very dedicated to getting what they need. When I was single if a girl bored me after 15 minutes I moved on but I digress. He even went as far to ask the boy to sneak out of his house.
The boy turned out to be a police detective and when they went to arrest Bluedog he crashed into a squad car before fleeing. Police did not pursue but caught up him later.
This past week Bluedog was indicted on charges of child solicitation and eluding authorities.
This story shows us a few things. The first is that child molesters can’t be rehabilitated and should be kept out of society. Secondly, it shows what kind of creeps are trolling the personals and casual encounters sections of craigslist. Lastly that craigslist obviously doesn’t give a damn what happens to the people who are victimized through these sections.
With the removal of the adult/erotic service section, these sections must be the main traffic driving source if their site. A classifieds site should tout itself on its safety not how many pedophiles and rapists it has.