Due to all the breaking stories lately I’ve had to put the craigslist creepers and other predators on the back burner so I’m going to try to get these stories out as quick as possible today.
Anyway, 31-year-old Joshua Rube of Austin, Texas, has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl that he met through craigslist. Police say that Rube placed an ad promising free room and board for someone who’d be willing to do “adult video work.”
A 16-year-old girl responded to the ad and is even said to have told Rube her real age. Sadly this was not an undercover detective but an actual girl who Rube allegedly had sexual contact with. The girl’s mother discovered the e-mails between Rube and the victim.
Since when is 16-years-old considered ‘adult’? This also shows that kids are on craigslist despite what the creeper defenders say.
UPDATE 4/15/2015: Back in February, Rube was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.
UPDATE 7/9/2015: Rube has been given 2 more years for child solicitation. No word on if that is concurrent or consecutive.