Investigators responded to a craigslist ad from the Virginia Beach area that reportedly said…
“Im an older Spanish freak man in need of fetish sex with young girl”
They posed as a 14-year-old girl and arrested 50-year-old John Francis Aragon after Aragon allegedly exchanged explicit texts with investigators. When law enforcement approached him, Aragon reportedly replied by saying that he didn’t think the girl was really 14, because he thought that everyone on craigslist was 18, and asked the investigators if they knew what catfishing was.
Police were also said to have found texts from Aragon to a 15-year-old boy, and to someone whom he bragged to about allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy. The father of three is said to have claimed that these texts were simply ‘fantasy’. All that was missing from his story is that he either wanted to just hang out with the girl, or that he was going to warn her about talking to strange men on the internet. If he had used either of those he would have had craigslist creeper bingo.
Until craigslist starts cleaning their own yard, so to speak, these arrests will continue, which means there are also predators on there who haven’t been caught yet.
UPDATE 11/21/2016: Aragon has pleaded guilty, and is looking at 10 to life at his sentencing, which is sentenced for February.
UPDATE 2/27/2017: Aragon was sentenced to the minimum of 10 years behind bars.