23-year-old Joel Wright of Columbus, Ohio, isn’t doing the Catholic Church any favors when it comes to shedding their pedophile priest image. The seminary student was arrested in San Diego for allegedly trying to buy and adopt an infant girl in Mexico. Wright allegedly placed an ad on craigslist looking for a child to adopt in Tijuana. Wright’s intentions were reportedly anything but altruistic.
Investigators said after the tipster began responding to the newest Craigslist ad, the conversation eventually revealed Wright’s “desire to engage in illicit sexual conduct with female infants.” In one email, Wright reportedly said, “I have not gone all the way before but I have made it very close in the past so I do have experance.” (sic)
Sadly this is not that uncommon of an occurrence on craigslist. Criminals like this are constantly posting ads either looking for children to have sex with or in some cases the parents are turning out their kids on craigslist to monsters like this. Craigslist still refuses to do anything to clean up their own yard preferring this child trade to continue unabated. For every creep that’s arrested for crimes like this how many more are getting away with it?
As the officer was browsing other personal ads, he found one describing a man as someone who “just love[s] the sound of a girl’s genuine laughter. The best way to solicit such laughter is to tickle her.”
Yeah, that ad couldn’t have possibly have been written by some kind of predator.
As has become the norm he was contacted by investigators posing as a 13-year-old girl. Allegedly that prospect thrilled Sherry to no end…
Using the false persona, the officer asked Sherry what would happen if they met up. Sherry reportedly told the officer he wanted to “make out and have sex.” The officer asked if Sherry really wanted to have sex with a 13-year-old. According to police reports, Sherry said, “Well, yeah.”
Police reports state Sherry continually shared how much he wanted to have sex with the 13-year-old girl, and described in lengthy and graphic detail what would happen if they met up.
Police continued these conversations with Sherry for six months. So at his arrest after this six month investigation Sherry said he didn’t know if he would have actually gone through with having sex with a 13-year-old girl. That’s an answer that could have made Chris Hansen’s head explode.
Police should really start billing craigslist for trying to clean up craigslist’s own yard.
I’m beginning to think that MySpace and craigslist are now neck and neck for the number of sexual predators among their ranks. As a matter of fact craigslist may have even pulled ahead in the race with no winners.
46-year-old Erik Allyn Brisbin was arrested by Lewis County Sheriff’s Office in Washington on attempted child rape charges.
He was nabbed in a sting where the sheriffs posed on craigslist as a mother pimping out her 13-year-old daughter.
The article doesn’t say but I would imagine they didn’t have to wait long.
Here’s a snippet from the ad…
“times are still tight and have expenses to pay. Anyone DDF [drug and disease free] who likes a hot mom and a hot younger daughter hit us up,”
If I read that I would automatically think that is at least some kind of offer of prostitution.
The article doesn’t say if craigslist actually worked with police or not but if they didn’t how did the ad get through craigslist’s ‘screening process’ or ‘community policing’?