And we go back to Houston, Texas, where 30-year-old Clifton Campbell has been arrested for allegedly forcibly prostituting a woman on Backpage. Police say when the woman tried to leave Campbell, he punched her in the throat and in the eye. Please tell me about consenting adults again.
And Backpage still continues to collect that ad revenue from scum like this. More people should be outraged about this rather than whatever the reposted Facebook outrage story of the day is, you know, like football players kneeling, or how dogs would wear pants.
55-year-old Michael Miller of Arizona was arrested in Miami for allegedly prostituting a woman on Backpage and violently assaulting her. Miller is said to have been romantically involved with the woman in Arizona when he reportedly talked her in to prostituting herself on Backpage. By the time she realized she was just another body to sell for Miller it was already too late.
Miller allegedly choked her and punched her in the face while trafficking her all over the country. He reportedly turned her out at high trafficked events like the Super Bowl and New Year’s Eve. While in Miami, the woman said she was too tired to work, but Miller beat her and made her work anyway. Luckily, at one point, the victim was able to contact her family who contacted Miami police who arrested Miller.
Once again, this woman is another victim who supporters of Backpage will tell you doesn’t exist. They’ll try to tell you they don’t know anyone who’s trafficked, and that they don’t know any pimps. I guess this is a woman they didn’t know. More than likely they know a lot of victims like this woman but choose not to care. Women like this are being trafficked all over the country on Backpage. Don’t let anyone try to tell you differently.
Luckily the man wasn’t seriously injured and did not press charges against his attackers.
I don’t even know what to add at this point because it’s not like anyone is going to leave Facebook or stop spreading any bullshit that someone posts but if you have one of those kind of Facebook friends you may want to show them this post.
Police in Boynton Beach, Florida, have recently arrested 38-year-old Julian Ryals for allegedly brutally assaulting a woman he met on the casual encounters section of craigslist. The victim states that the pair had consensual sex and when it was over Ryals refused to let her leave, tied her up, choked her and hit her and tied her up again after she broke free of her bonds. The victim eventually escaped and was able to call 911. Ryals is then accused of stealing the woman’s car. He also has a lengthy rap sheet that include charges of domestic violence and battery.
People, people, people. How many times do I have to say it? Craigslist is not the place to meet people for anything let alone casual sex. I’m not victim blaming here because ultimately the blame lies with the perpetrator however, male or female, you need to be smarter than this. The majority of men on craigslist looking for casual sex are dregs and a lot of them are looking for nothing more than victims. Think, don’t let yourself become a victim.
22-year-old Jesus Torres was arrested late in May in Brownsville, Texas for allegedly picking up a 16-year-old girl that he met on the mobile/social gaming platform Mocospace. The assault charge stems from Torres allegedly biting her on her lower lip.
As I’ve stated before Texas is to Mocospace what Pennsylvania is to MeetMe however parents from all states should be aware if their kids are using Mocospace on their smart phones.
38-year-old Amanda Faith Kuzmin of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was recently arrested for choking and beating her 13-year-old son. Police say that Kuzmin came into the room where the boy was sitting and began assaulting him while yelling things at him like “no one cares about you!” and “run away, I don’t care!”
The boy ran up a tree for safety until neighbors could get him away and police were called. No word yet on what provoked the alleged attack.
I’ll have to be honest here. The main reason I picked this story to do is because her mugshot reminds me of this…
Police in Conway, Arkansas have arrested 31-year-old Loyton Francis for allegedly assaulting a woman that he met through craigslist. How he met her through craigslist is a new one on me.
Francis, while using the alias ‘Jake Lancaster’, allegedly placed an ad on craigslist posing as an escort service owner looking for new employees. Police say that he picked up the woman at her home. She believed that they were going to dinner for an interview. Instead the victim says that Francis ordered her out of the car at a vacant field and tried forcing her to undress. Luckily she was able to get away and call a friend. Police were able to trace the ad back to Francis.
Not surprisingly Francis was out on release awaiting a federal trial. I was unable to find out what exactly those charges were but this arrest put him back in federal custody. Police also believe that Francis may have had more victims…
The department asks potential victims or those with information about the case contact Conway police at 501-450-6120, or contact the US Marshal’s Office in Little Rock.
Applying for a normal job on craigslist is risky enough. Applying for ‘adult’ employment opens you up to a whole other level of possible dangers.
*sigh* Here I am, writing yet another story of an innocent child murdered by their mother’s boyfriend. This time, the victim was a 10 month old baby girl by the name of Taliqa Fields. On July 1st last year Taliqa’s mother, Zoe Harman, went out, leaving her baby in the care of her boyfriend, 22-year-old Louis Burdett. At 12:47pm Zoe rang Louis to tell him she was meeting up with an ex boyfriend in McDonalds. Louis didn’t like that very much, and within FOURTEEN MINUTES of the phone call, Louis called 999 to report that Taliqa had ‘gone limp’. Zoe must have known something was up from the phone call, because she rushed home to find an ambulance outside her home. Taliqa was taken to hospital but died the next day. She had suffered a fractured collarbone as well as swelling and bleeding on the brain.
It later emerged that Louis, already pissed that his girlfriend was actually taking to another guy (how dare she! *rolls eyes*), became even more enraged when Taliqa interrupted his video game. He decided that the best outlet for his anger was his girlfriends innocent baby girl.
According to doctors, Taliqa was subjected to a ‘sustained’ assault, and there was evidence she had been violently shaken and slammed into a hard surface. On November 9th this year, Burdett was sentenced to life in prison and must serve at least 13 years behind bars. Hopefully the other prisoners will decide that Louis is the best outlet for THEIR anger and will subject him to what he put this innocent baby through. There is NO excuse for child abuse. If you’re pissed, punch a pillow! Hell, punch a wall if you feel like it! The one thing nobody should EVER be punching is a baby not even a year old. What a pathetic little scumbag. I hope he rots.
28-year-old Eugene Andre Young and 25-year-old Claude Anthony Hutchinson have been charged in Pierce County, Washington with prostituting a 16-year-old girl on the Village Voice Media disowned Backpage.com.
The victim met the pair on a bus who told them they would cash a check for her. Instead they allegedly took her to a motel, took the usual explicit pictures of her and sold her on Backpage. The victim states she did what they told because they beat another girl who wouldn’t do what they asked of her. She escaped them then eventually went back to them because her mother didn’t want her.
A second victim states that Young beat her and raped her for refusing to work for Young.
How in any logical way is Backpage not partially responsible for this? If there was a brick and mortar business, for example let’s use a bar, and a prostitution ring was being run out of the business but the owner was not running the ring but was being paid to keep his mouth shut. Wouldn’t the bar owner be held criminally responsible? So why not the scum running Backpage? Only an idiot would believe that there is no prostitution and trafficking being advertised on their site.
UPDATE 3/24/2014: Hutchinson was sentenced to 15 to life while Young got 20 years, 10 months.
Seriously Pennsylvania, what the hell? This is the fourth MyYearbook predator from your commonwealth that I’ve posted about in a row. If you keep this up I may have to start calling you Pedosylvania, which loosely translated means pedophiles’ woods. Creepy.
34-year-old Joshua Patterson of Braddock, Pennsylvania was arrested recently for allegedly assaulting a teenage girl that he met through MyYearbook. Patterson is accused of meeting a pair of girls from Boggs Township by posing as 19-year-old Joshua Phillips. Way to think up that alias Dillinger.
Anyway he met the two 14-year-old girls and at the meeting he began to rub one of the girl’s neck. Her friend tried pulling her away and Patterson allegedly tried holding on to her. He eventually escaped with the girl’s hoody. I wonder how many times he smelled it on the drive home.
Police were able to track Patterson down and he supposedly admitted to meeting other minors from the site as well.
Parents, again I say to you monitor what your kids are doing online. Make sure your friends with them on all their social sites. You are their parent first. Don’t worry about being the uncool parent. Worry more about your kids’ safety.