In Anderson, South Carolina, aka The Electric City, police have arrested two men on unrelated cases of allegedly soliciting kids for sex through craigslist. Police there arrested 44-year-old Rodney Wayne Gardner and 45-year-old Brian Lee Hewitt. If only they had arrested a guy with the middle name of Ray they would have had a perfect score on the middle names of doom.
Both have been charged with soliciting sex from a minor on craigslist which actually turned out to be investigators from the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. While I applaud the efforts of the Anderson police and the state’s ICAC both of these creepy-ass bastards are out on bond. Whatever happened to Southern judges who didn’t put up with this kind of crap?
I have previously posted about the Anderson police busting a craigslist creeper when they arrested Joshua Paul Collins.
One of the investigators in the article states that craigslist isn’t the most popular site for pedophiles looking for victims. He says that it’s just one of many sites. I have to disagree. Ever since the collapse of MySpace, I think that craigslist has become the defacto place for pedophiles to find new victims. Even Facebook doesn’t have this many problems with predators. All the more reason that craigslist needs to monitor their site.