Former school board president wanted “Daddy Daughter Role Play” on craigslist

Former school board president wanted "Daddy Daughter Role Play" on craigslist
Robert Vashaw

(Story broke 4/27/2017)

50-year-old Robert Vashaw was arrested by the Aurora, Colorado police back in September of 2016. Back in April. At the time he was a school board president, but resigned shortly after his arrest. Back in April, Vashaw pleaded guilty to child solicitation charges due to a craigslist ad he posted.

The ad was entitled “Daddy Daughter Role Play” and was not very subtle as to what he wanted.

The ad read in part, “Daddy knows you’ve been a naughty girl. I looked at your computer today and saw all the naked pictures of boys. I’m going to tell Mommy unless you do something for me?? Would you like to play?”

He then started communicating with Aurora police, who were posing as a 12-year-old girl who responded to his ad.

Vashaw: “HI, How old are you?”
Undercover female: “I’m almost 13 … totally understand if ur not cool with that …”
Vashaw: “Wow. That’s so hot.”
Undercover female: “Really.”
Vashaw: “Yes Really. But I don’t want to get in trouble. But I would like to know more.”

When he was arrested, Vashaw claimed that this was absolutely, scout’s honor, the very first time he had tried something like this. His ad sure as hell doesn’t sound like someone who was doing this for the first time. He’s looking at two years in county lockup when he is sentenced at the end of June.

Again, for every craigslist creeper that is caught by police before they can hurt a child, there are scores more out there who are not being caught. If craigslist were to actually spend some of the millions of dollars they make into moderating their ads, just think about how many children could be saved. Instead, pedophiles and sex offenders are using craigslist as their own personal Amazon for children.

2 Replies to “Former school board president wanted “Daddy Daughter Role Play” on craigslist”

  1. the true actual crime of child solicitation is not prevalent utilizing adult dating sites like Craigslist and can be easily proven with existing court documents. This is a rare case of it occurring because true predators do not utilize adult forums to prey on victims..and that too has been verified in studies from the NCMEC In Florida, their numerous sting operations are not addressing a particular problem with men soliciting minors on adult sites, they are manufacturing criminals in order to keep their operations highly funded by the DOJ. It can easily be shown that true predators like the Ronald Browns of society are not looking for victims in such a manner. I’m not saying Craigslist doesn’t harbor people posting ads with wrong intentions and we all know horrific crimes have resulted from CL ads, but you’re not going to save many childrens’ lives through craigslist because those crimes are not rampant. Why would any true predator use an adult forum to prey on children? The answer is, they don’t

    1. This from the guy who allegedly said “Well I think she is a bit young, lol but depends on what you have in mind,”

      https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/10/entrapped-when-craigslist-predator-stings-go-too-far/

      You really are the king of justification aren’t you?

      Do you happen to have any links to those NCMEC studies?

      Also let’s not forget the craigslist crimes where actual children have been involved necessitating these stings.

      https://trenchreynolds.com/2017/06/16/ny-principal-accused-of-craigslist-creeping-on-an-underage-girl/

      https://trenchreynolds.com/2017/03/19/okla-state-senator-caught-hanging-out-with-child-prostitute-from-craigslist/

      https://trenchreynolds.com/2017/02/09/las-vegas-man-accused-of-being-craigslist-and-kik-kreeper/

      Just to name a few.

      By the way, don’t bother posting a link to your website as it’s been added to my spam list.

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