(Story broke 4/13/2017)
20-year-old Jim Persey, of Anchorage, Alaska, is accused of allegedly raping at least 10 women, some of whom he met through the dating app/social network MeetMe. Persey is said to have started his spree when he was 16 in 2014. He is accused of choking some of his victims into unconsciousness and holding them at knifepoint. Police say he told them he thought this is what women liked.
Police believe there could be more victims that have yet to come forward.
‘If you have information you believe may be relevant to this case, please contact Anchorage Police Detective Chris Thomas at (907) 786-8900. If you want to provide information anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at (907) 561-STOP.’
Persey is currently being held on $100,000 bond and is looking at a maximum sentence of 99 years.
He’s a symptom of a larger disease of antisocial troglodytes who believe it’s their God-given right to have sex with any woman they choose that has become prevalent on the internet and they tend to troll places like Tinder and MeetMe for victims.
Autopsy says dead toddler had been burned:
In North Pole, Alaska, police recently arrested 24-year-old Amber Lynn Aubrey Swanson in the death of her 18-month-old son, Julian Swanson-Byrd.
Swanson told the staff at the local hospital that Julian had frostbite after falling from a car window into the snow. She claimed that she took Julian for a drive to get him to sleep and when she stopped the car she fell asleep. When she woke up she claims that Julian somehow opened the window and climbed out of the car and was face down in the snow. She brought him to the hospital after he had already passed.
Except when the autopsy was done the medical examiner claims that the frostbite was actually thermal burns and that Julian had died from blunt force trauma to the head.
I’m not sure the type of car involved in this story but let’s say for a moment that Julian fell from the window of the car. I would assume that most people in a place like North Pole would drive trucks or SUVs or some kind of 4×4 which can be pretty tall. Combine the height of the alleged fall and the amount of snow that would have been present to cover the boy’s body like that could the fall have caused the blunt force trauma. I’m thinking no. Not to mention the frostbite wasn’t even frostbite to begin with.
Again here’s a thought people, the doctors are smarter than you. Instead of thinking up lies in order to get yourself out of trouble how about not abusing your kids in the first place?
Thanks to Blue for the tip.
Men arrested in child sexual abuse case:
Police in Anchorage, Alaska have arrested 4 men charged with having some kind of sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy.
20-year-old Brandin Carpenter is said to have been a family friend of the boy and has been charged with sexually assaulting him.
23-year-old Samuel Bair was arrested after soliciting the boy for sex over craigslist. The boy is said to have placed an ad on craigslist for sex.
26-year-old Yasin Soofizadeh and 49-year-old Nathan Merkel were arrested after they allegedly responded to ads placed by police posing as the boy. This leads me to believe that these two possibly could have previously abused the boy and police posed as the boy to fish them out. That is purely speculation on my part however.
But this story goes to show two things. The first is where were this boy’s parents to allow him to post on craigslist? I don’t blame the boy for posting on craigslist because I would bet that he was initially corrupted into that lifestyle by his so-called family friend. Secondly again where was the so-called community policing by craigslist. If this was posted in either the personals or the casual encounters section why was the ad not flagged by the community. It’s because the community doesn’t care about 14-year-old boys unless they’re shopping for one.
As I keep harping craigslist has a long way to go in cleaning itself up.
Man faces charges after Web connection with girl, 11:
23-year-old Aaron MacClellan of Anchorage, Alaska has been charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl he met over MySpace. He allegedly had the girl sneak out of a slumber party that she was at and had his mom pick the girl up.
The girl allegedly claimed that she was 16 on MySpace but told MacClellan her real age when they met. It seems that the age didn’t stop MacClellan from allegedly bad touching the girl and trying to get one in return.
Police say there is no way the girl looked 16.
16 is the legal age of consent in Alaska. Just because something is legal that does not necessarily make it right. The mom isn’t being charged but what self-respecting mother would bring home a 16-year-old girl, let alone an 11-year-old one, for her son?
Just as an aside, on the version of MacClellan’s MySpace that I found his top friend was Miley Cyrus. Creepy.
Thanks to Mr. A for the tip.
UPDATE: I almost forgot. 11-year-olds shouldn’t be on MySpace. Where were her parents?
Man charged with sex abuse of underage MySpace contact:
That angry-looking man over there is 23-year-old Marty Stokes of Anchorage, Alaska.
He’s been arrested for having sex with an underage girl he met on MySpace. The girl said she was 19 however according to the article a glance at her MySpace would actually reveal that she was a freshman or sophomore in high school and not 19.
Stokes is accused of having sex with her at his place at least twice.
Now guess what Alaska law says about this…
The law says a person must take “reasonable” steps to find out the age of someone they’re having sex with.
I’m guessing that Mr. Angry didn’t ask for ID.
Feds seek 4th suspect in sex trafficking, prostitution ring:
The FBI, the IRS and the Anchorage, Alaska police department have busted a major prostitution and trafficking ring that has operated on craigslist since 2006.
Authorities have arrested Sabil Mumin Mujahid, Sidney Lamar Greene, and Rand Hooks while Keyana “Koko” Marshall remains at large.
The quartet are accused of prostituting at least 50 women with at least 3 underage girls. They are also accused of identity theft and tax fraud because they would get the personal information of their victims and use it to file tax returns and collect the money. Sounds like a lot of victims in a victimless crime.
Not to mention the fact that this went on craigslist for 3 years with it never being flagged. Go figure.
Child burned in bizarre ‘redneck flamethrower’ incident:
29-year-old Jonathon Michael Miller was watching his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son while she was ‘away’. Miller and his cohort, 32-year-old Stephen Ray Dilley II, thought it would be funny if they scared the boy with an aerosol can and a Bic lighter. They allegedly called the boy out on to the porch and when the boy got to the door they unleashed a fireball from the spray can. The boy’s head caught on fire burning the left side of his face, nose, eyelid and ear.
That happened on a Friday. The boy didn’t receive medical treatment until the following Monday when we went to school.
Check out the excuses that Miller gave police…
According to a troopers’ affidavit filed in court, Miller told investigators he’s been trying to toughen the boy up and the best way to do it is to “scare the s–t out of them when they don’t see it coming.”
Asked why the child had not gotten treatment, Miller told investigators, “Why go make bills for yourself over little things,” according to the affidavit.
It gets better. The mother has another child with Dilley and has a restraining order against him yet he was living in a ‘motor home’ on the property.
The mother came home Sunday night and when learning about the boy’s injuries she tried overdosing on some psych meds. So she didn’t seek treatment for the boy either it seems. No word on where she was ‘away’ at either.
Thanks to Lori for the tip.
Troopers: 7-year-old was mom’s designated driver:
37-year-old Karen K. Koch (nice initials) of Fairbanks, Alaska was arrested for letting her 7-year-old son drive the car while she was drunk. Not only was she drunk but police say that she was also passed out. When police finally caught up with her and woke her ass up she didn’t see what the big deal was.
Not surprisingly she has previous DUI offenses and failed a sobriety check that night.
What is surprising is that she still has her kid as far as I can tell and only had to pay $250 to get out of jail.
Thanks to Winter for the tip.
Alaska mother implicated in infant’s disappearance:
20-year-old Elisa LaCroix reported her 3-week-old son Ethan missing which prompted the first Amber Alert in Alaskan history. Except the baby wasn’t really missing.
Police say that LaCroix claimed that she put her son in his crib and when the baby’s father, Kaid LaCroix, went to check on him he was gone. It’s alleged that instead of putting Ethan in his crib she handed the baby out the window to a friend of hers. The baby was found 3 days later with the friend unharmed. The friend is not facing charges.
The reason behind aqll this is allegedly because LaCroix and her husband are going through a divorce and she was afraid of losing the baby to him.
Thanks to D&B for the tip.
LaCroix implicated her ex-boyfriend in the abduction. She also previously accused him of rape which turned out to be false. she was already under house arrest at the time of Ethan’s disappearance.
If she was afraid of losing the baby before I’m pretty sure it’s guaranteed now.