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Ill. craigslist creep wanted girls to "come play with daddy"

Israel Beltran

37-year-old Israel Beltran, of Franklin Park, Illinois, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor on craigslist. (I almost typed MySpace there, talk about a blast from the past.) Beltran allegedly posted a craigslist ad that said “Daddy loves curious girls” and “come play with daddy”.

Police posed as a 15-year-old girl while responding to Beltran. He reportedly responded to the investigator asking the girl if she was shaved. When a meeting had finally been arranged he is said to have messaged the girl by asking “are you ready for daddy to pick you up?” Police say that Beltram was fully aware of the girl’s age when one of his responses was “I’m the one who could go to jail.” With psychic powers like that he should play the lottery. Oh wait, he can’t, he’s in jail on $500,000 bond.

Meanwhile, craigslist founder Craig Newmark recently donated a million dollars in order to combat fake news. Maybe he should have used that money for moderators on craigslist to keep predators like this off their site.

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