23-year-old Joel Wright of Columbus, Ohio, isn’t doing the Catholic Church any favors when it comes to shedding their pedophile priest image. The seminary student was arrested in San Diego for allegedly trying to buy and adopt an infant girl in Mexico. Wright allegedly placed an ad on craigslist looking for a child to adopt in Tijuana. Wright’s intentions were reportedly anything but altruistic.
Investigators said after the tipster began responding to the newest Craigslist ad, the conversation eventually revealed Wright’s “desire to engage in illicit sexual conduct with female infants.” In one email, Wright reportedly said, “I have not gone all the way before but I have made it very close in the past so I do have experance.” (sic)
Sadly this is not that uncommon of an occurrence on craigslist. Criminals like this are constantly posting ads either looking for children to have sex with or in some cases the parents are turning out their kids on craigslist to monsters like this. Craigslist still refuses to do anything to clean up their own yard preferring this child trade to continue unabated. For every creep that’s arrested for crimes like this how many more are getting away with it?
On a side note is it just me or does this clown look like Hanover Fiste?
UPDATE 7/21/2016: After pleading guilty back in April, Wright was sentenced to 16 years behind bars earlier this month.