42-year-old Ethan Chandler of Bellville, New Jersey, was arrested back in December after allegedly placing a craigslist ad looking for sex from minors. While out on bail he was arrested for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old boy that he met through social media. Investigators discovered the second crime after reviewing Chandler’s phone for evidence from the first arrest. Police believe he may have more victims and the State Attorney General is asking anyone to come forward if they have any information.
“We have information that we allege is suggestive of there being yet another victim, so the case is still being investigated although charges have already been lodged,” State Attorney General Christopher Porrino said.
“We are actively seeking additional tips and leads with respect to this particular defendant.”
“If people have any information about this individual, authorities are asking that they call our tip-line at 888-648-6007.”
Another fine example of the type of people using craigslist while they turn a blind eye to such activity happening on their own website. Even Backpage had moderators, even though they were allegedly checking for the wrong things.