Craigslist personals gone for good

Craigslist personals gone for good

Back in March, which is going to be a recurring theme for a while, before FOSTA was signed into law, and before Backpage was taken down, craigslist took it upon themselves to remove the personal ads section from their website including the casual encounters section. Anyone clicking on any of the personal ad links on craigslist are met with the above message. As is usually the case with craigslist, they’re playing the victim over something they should have done years ago.

To hear craigslist tell it, they sound like FOSTA is about to kill all romance on the internet. What craigslist isn’t telling you is that their personal ads, like most sections of their site, have long been the home of criminal activity. When craigslist shut down its erotic services section after public pressure, whatever human trafficking ads didn’t move to Backpage moved to craigslist’s personals section. That’s not even taking into account that craigslist’s casual encounters section was often used by child predators looking for their next victim. So while craigslist is acting like some kind of martyr, let it never be forgotten that their personals section has mostly been a cesspool of crime.

Craigslist has only itself to blame since they failed to monitor their own site for decades.

Death row craigslist killer wants new trial

Death row craigslist killer wants new trial

David Sparre

In 2010, a then 19-year-old David Sparre stabbed 21-year-old Tiara Pool 89 times, killing the Jacksonville, Florida mother after meeting her through craigslist. In 2011, he was convicted of her murder and in 2012 was sentenced to death. In 2015, his death sentence was upheld. Now, Sparre is looking for a new trial on the grounds of ineffective counsel and diminished mental capacity.

What shouldn’t be forgotten about this story is the letter Sparre wrote to his ex-girlfriend after his conviction where he stated he enjoyed killing Tiara, admitted planning the murder for weeks and thought he was smarter than police. Egomania and psychopathy aside, does that sound like someone with a diminished mental capacity to you?

Meanwhile, Tiara’s family, who by all accounts are loving and close-knit, can’t appeal the death sentence David Sparre inflicted unfairly on Tiara just because she answered his craigslist ad.

Marriage counselor craigslist creeper loved all the big taboos

Marriage counselor craigslist creeper loved all the big taboos

Ian Alexander Pincombe

49-year-old Ian Alexander Pincombe of Las Vegas, Nevada, was recently convicted on child porn and child solicitation charges stemming from his 2014 arrest. None of the articles I found elaborated on the child porn charges, so I’m just going to focus on the child solicitation charges, and boy is there a story to those.

Pincombe was a marriage counselor who posted an ad on craigslist’s casual encounters section that said the following…

“Hi ladies. Are you up for meeting for a fun time? 420 Nudism kinky times, no limits and NO Taboos”

Police in nearby Henderson responded to the ad posing as a 13-year-old girl who apparently did not dissuade Pincombe in the slightest. Pincombe told the ‘girl’ he had been with a 14-year-old girl who he justified by saying 14 was the age of consent in Canada. Canada’s age of consent used to be 14, but it was raised to 16 in 2008. Anyway, Pincombe was not shy about what he wanted from the ‘girl’…

Pincombe inquired about what the officer thought about “taboo desires,” incest, child love and animals. “OK. Well those are all the big taboos left in society… Lol, I love them all,” he wrote.

At one point, Pincombe said that although the girl was 13, he would had liked for her to act like a 5, 7 or 8 year-old, according to the complaint.

Yep, I’m pretty sure we all need showers now. For those of you who may not be in the know, the term ‘child love’ is used by pedophiles to try to make their tendency to rape children seem more palatable.

Pincombe’s sentencing is scheduled for March and he is looking at a potential term of life behind bars.

The casual encounters section of craigslist needs to be eliminated. All it is anymore is the place where sexual predators look for potential victims. Yet craigslist allows it to flourish and fester so they can get more traffic driven to their site, and more traffic means more money for them.

(Sources)
Las Vegas Sun
Department of Justice
Las Vegas Review Journal

Fifty Shades of Craigslist Creeper

Fifty Shades of Craigslist Creeper

Matthew William Tolkinen

Federal investigators allegedly caught 46-year-old Matthew William Tolkinen, of St. Paul, Minnesota, creeping on craigslist for underage girls. The investigators posted an ad on craigslist posing as a 13-year-old girl looking for someone to take her to one of the Fifty Shades of Grey movies. Investigators say Tolkinen responded to their ad the next day.

Tolkinen is said to have referred to himself as ‘daddy’, of course. He also reportedly turned the conversation sexual with investigators posing as the girl. This included Tolkinen saying he wanted to take the girl’s virginity and sending pics of his junk.

When he was finally arrested, Tolkinen claimed he only had sexual conversations with women over 21, then it was 18, then he finally admitted to talking to the 13-year-old ‘girl’, but said he did it to arouse the girl and not himself. Law enforcement couldn’t argue with that logic and promptly let him go. Just kidding, he’s been charged with one felony count of soliciting a child online to engage in sexual conduct.

Not surprisingly, the ad investigators posted was in craigslist’s infamous casual encounters section where most of these child solicitation stories originate. Craigslist refuses to moderate this section in any way shape or form and I highly doubt they worked with the investigators in this instance. The only way to get craigslist to stop allowing ads posted by predators is to stop using craigslist. Sadly, that won’t happen because as a society we’re more concerned with the convenience of craigslist rather than any of its victims.

Trench’s appearance on #Murder and a retrospective of Tiara Pool’s murder

As some of you may know, I recently appeared on TV One’s #Murder to discuss the craigslist killing of Tiara Brown/Tiara Pool.

As you can see by viewing the episode below, my screen time was very minimal which was ok.

https://player.theplatform.com/p/L9TCEC/UcK_iMgi3Gzk/embed/select/VF4mc_6akJiX?autoPlay=true&t=1

I mean you had police investigators, members of Tiara’s family, accomplished journalists, and here I am some loudmouth with a bad haircut and a website. So while I was a bit disappointed in not having more screen time, I understood why.

The reason, I’m guessing, as to why I wasn’t in the show more is they really didn’t cover a lot of time between the arrest of David Sparre and his being sentenced to death. That’s where I am extraneously connected to the story.

When I first posted about Sparre’s arrest along with a follow-up post about Tiara, I received a number of comments from someone claiming to be a member of David Sparre’s family who was not only proclaiming Sparre’s innocence, but was blaming Tiara for being murdered. In the commenter’s eyes, Tiara going on dates while her husband was deployed in the Navy was a worse crime than Sparre stabbing her multiple times and slitting her throat. The commenter continued to proclaim Sparre’s innocence and blame Tiara even in the face of overwhelming evidence against Sparre.

While I was being interviewed, I also discussed David Sparre’s behavior while he was in custody awaiting trial. When he was arrested he didn’t have any facial tattoos, but when the trial started he had tear drops tattooed on his face. Teardrop tattoos can sometimes signify the person sporting them has killed someone. That’s not the best defense for someone who was facing the death penalty for stabbing a random woman to death. I also discussed the letter Sparre wrote to his ex-girlfriend, after he was convicted but before he was sentenced to death, where he admits he enjoyed killing Tiara Pool.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience although I wish it would have been for a happier reason. I want to thank Jupiter Entertainment for even considering me for an interview. I also want to thank Greg Collier for his continued support as well as my Patreon patrons. Of course I couldn’t do any of this without my readers both old and new. Lastly, I want to thank my editor and proofreader Lady Gray, who has made me a much better writer over the past year.

In closing, I want to express my remorse I didn’t get an opportunity to meet Tiara’s family while I was in Florida for the interview. If you’re reading this, my heart continually breaks for Tiara. By all accounts, she had so much potential to lead a fulfilling life, only to have it taken away by someone less than a man with such careless disregard for life.

Las Vegas man accused of raping woman from craigslist after posing as cop

Las Vegas man accused of raping woman from craigslist after posing as cop

Bobby Joseph Brown

(Story broke 5/2/2017)

41-year-old Bobby Joseph Brown, of Las Vegas, Nevada, is accused of allegedly raping a woman he met through craigslist. In early April, Brown is said to have met with a woman from craigslist for a ‘sexual encounter’. The woman reportedly changed her mind which caused Brown to produce a gun and say that he was a cop. He then raped the woman multiple times in his apartment.

In late April, Brown is said to have met with another woman through craigslist’s casual encounters section and tried the same trick, but this time his victim escaped. While I can’t say this with 100% certainty, considering Brown claimed to be a cop, it leads me to believe these women may have been prostitutes. However, that doesn’t matter when it comes to a crime like rape. No woman ever deserves that nightmare. Rightfully, Brown is currently being held without bail.

This story does show one thing though, prostitution is still alive and well on craigslist, except now it’s in the casual encounters section. Much like the prostitution on Backpage has moved to the personals section. It also shows predators and rapists are still using craigslist as their own personal victim menu. Yet craigslist continues to spend zero dollars on moderating illegal content on their site which could prevent any number of these crimes.

Okla. craigslist creeper wanted to train sex slaves “as low as you want”

Okla. craigslist creeper wanted to train sex slaves "as low as you want"

Kyle Duty

26-year-old Kyle Duty of Norman, Oklahoma, was recently arrested after police discovered a craigslist ad where Duty allegedly promised to train underage sex slaves. The casual encounters ad was said to be for girls “as low as you want”, purportedly referring to the age of his ‘trainees’. For those interested in responding, he requested that the subject in emails read “tech me sir”.

This naturally attracted the attention of state law enforcement who responded to Duty’s ad posing as a stepfather who wanted his 14-year-old stepdaughter to be trained. The responses that law enforcement received from Duty are quite chilling…

“She would be gone for a couple of months hidden away in a basement or somewhere private and secluded where he could torture her to break her will.”

“They don’t trade their services for money, they trade for the sexual submission. Basically, this person would have trained that girl. In other words, she would have started out as his sex slave,” said Mark Woodward of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.”

There were even plans discussed on how to cover up the girl’s disappearance.

Law enforcement arrested him at an agreed meeting place where Duty was said to be in possession of gloves, a rag, and best of all a sword.

Investigators believe that Duty may not have actually hurt any girls but at the time of the original article were still searching for victims.

If you think guys like this don’t actually exist or are just role-playing I’ll refer you to the stories about ‘Master T’ Timothy Gilmore and Edward Bagley Sr. Both men from Missouri were arrested on unrelated crimes. both relating to the keeping or training of sex slaves. Also, Duty’s case can’t be considered BDSM either because even in BDSM the participants are willing and aren’t brought to their masters by a parent or guardian. In short, this not some blow struck against the freedom of people to pursue alternate sexual lifestyles. This is just the arrest of one man who allegedly was on a quest to torture and violate as many underage girls as he could for his own sick satisfaction.

Let us also not forget that this ad went unmoderated on craigslist for who knows how long. Craigslist has the power to keep these ads from appearing but would rather do nothing.

Wisc. craigslist creeper knew 14 would get him 20

Jon Mulder

I really don’t mean to be picking on the upper Midwest today but Minnesota and Wisconsin seem to be producing all the creepers today.

For example, 43-year-old Jon Mulder, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, was recently arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl on craigslist. Police say that Mulder responded to the following ad on the casual encounters section…

“Home BORED!!! – w4m – Lookin for some fun with no judgements. Hit me up for some fun & we can party. :))”

Except the 14-year-old girl was actually La Crosse police. This is where all the cries of entrapment will come up from people who don’t really know the definition of entrapment, but I’ll humor them.

While talking with the girl when the subject of her age was approached Mulder allegedly said…

“Your age could get me 20 years in prison”

So not even close to entrapment.

Minn. craigslist creeper gets only 3 days in jail

Donald Tisdale

I originally posted about 58-year-old Donald Tisdale of Albertville, Minnesota, here. He was arrested earlier this year for soliciting sex from an underage girl on craigslist after posting an ad that said “Who’s playing hooky from school today???” Of course it was law enforcement that was actually responding to the ad.

Back in July, Tisdale was sentenced to only three days in jail and three years probation. The reasoning behind such a light sentence?

“If you don’t have any prior criminal background and you’re into something like this, many times you’ll be cut a break,” said criminal defense attorney Joe Tamburino. “If there was actually a juvenile involved and any type of touching he would be in much more trouble.”

That’s ludicrous. Just because someone doesn’t have a criminal record doesn’t mean this is their first time soliciting sex from kids. Not to mention that we have to wait for one of these scumbags to actually violate a child before they can receive real jail time. These are the kind of criminals that need to be kept behind bars and not on some registry that doesn’t discourage anything. When it comes to sex offenders, especially when children are involved, there should be no deals. I would have no problem paying extra taxes to keep these cretins behind bars longer.

MT man turns out his dog for sex on craigslist

For some reason a lot of people care more about what happens to animals than what happens to people. For example more people hate football player Michael Vick for dog fighting than those who hate Aaron Hernandez who actually murdered a man in cold blood. So since a lot of you don’t really care about the children being abused on craigslist this story is for you.

52-year-old William Farrell Russell of Seeley Lake, Montana, was arrested for allegedly offering his male German Shepherd for sex on craigslist.

Under the section “casual encounters,” Russell allegedly posted “seeking girls knot looking for a good time 0m4w-38.”

Knot is not a typo. Knot is a not so clever code word for people wanting to have sex with dogs. K9 is another one.

This is nothing new for craigslist and has been going on for a very long time. So if you don’t care that craigslist has become a haven for predators looking to prey on children know that it’s also the place where dogs are being constantly violated.