42-year-old Daniel Benson Billman, of Aransas Pass, Texas, pleaded guilty yesterday to production of child porn charges and faces up to 50 years in prison. As part of Billman’s plea deal he admitted to molesting a 7-year-old girl who was in his care. Billman was watching the girl because he advertised his baby sitting services on craigslist. He is said to have recorded himself molesting the girl.
Why on Earth would anyone use the services of a baby sitter that advertised on craigslist, especially one that’s a middle-aged man? That just screams creep factor to me. I know, you’re probably a craigslist baby sitter who’s a nice guy. I don’t care. I would never use those services in a million years.
Wow, it’s just a veritable cornucopia of craigslist creepers today isn’t it?
This particular creeper is 22-year-old Joseph Alan Geissinger, of Muskegon, Michigan. He was arrested by his local police department for allegedly trying to solicit a 16-year-old girl through craigslist to star in a porno that he was producing. The girl had posted an ad on craigslist offering her services as a baby sitter.
Police say that Geissinger just straight up asked her if she wanted to be in his ‘movie’. Luckily the girl told her mother who first posed as the girl then eventually contacted police. Police do not believe he’s actually made any videos but believe he may have contacted other girls.
Anyone who believes they have been contacted by Geissinger under that screen name is asked to contact the Muskegon Police Department at (231) 724-6750 or Silent Observer 72-CRIME; or Muskegon Police Detective Kory Luker, who is actively working the case, at (231) 724-6755.
He’s looking at 20 years.
Now the girl and the mom did the right thing by contacting police however under no circumstance should you allow your son or daughter to post an ad on craigslist for baby sitting. This isn’t the first time that some predator approached someone through a non-sexual ad. The one story that always sticks out in my mind is the one about the handyman who was approached by someone who wanted to have sex with his kids. These are the kind of dregs that permeate craigslist. Why people still consider to business on it is beyond me.
Excuse my language but let me answer that question rather bluntly.
Fuck no. Are you fucking stupid or something?
Now that we’ve got that out of the way let’s get on with the article.
A local teen, Kiana, has been posting advertisements on Craigslist.
She’s offering baby-sitting and dog-sitting services, hoping to earn enough money to buy herself a puppy.
While her mother is aware of the postings, she and her daughter admit they’ve received some unusual responses from people looking for a baby-sitter.
They received at least one call from a woman on a pay phone who wanted to drop off her children without even meeting Kiana.
Police warn it is dangerous to offer baby-sitting services to strangers.
I mean between two websites I’ve listed a litany of reasons on why kids shouldn’t be allowed in a 12 block radius of craigslist. I’ve called MySpace the trailer park of the internet. craigslist is the windowless van of the internet.