26-year-old Benjamin Clark Childress was a teacher at Dobie High School in Pasadena, Texas. He resigned the day after he was arrested in Manvel, Texas where he was caught with a 15-year-old boy. Police say that Childress met the boy on craigslist and solicited him for sex.
No word on which of them placed the ad on craigslist but this highlights two problems with the site. The first is that obviously no one flagged the ad whether or not is was posted by a 15-year-old looking for sex or a man looking for sex with a teen. The second is this once again goes to show that craigslist has surrendered to the criminals among their users. They still choose to rely on the obviously failed community policing instead of taking actual steps to protect children on their site.