The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

I’ve been talking about the modeling scam for over a decade now. Predators will place ads on marketplaces or social media promising young girls and women careers in modeling. In other cases, they’ll approach their victims directly on social media. In reality, these predators will use the modeling angle to either exploit or assault their …

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52-year-old Richard Logsdon was convicted in 2004 of second-degree murder in Hillsborough County, Florida. He was released from prison in 2016. He might be returning to prison again after his latest charge. Police in Ocala, Florida say that Lodgson responded to a craigslist ad posted by police where they posed as a 13 or 14-year-old …

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60-year-old Lester E. Testerman of Westminster, Maryland was recently arrested for allegedly soliciting a minor for sex on craigslist. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office was reportedly investigating craigslist ads that had the word ‘young’ in them. One ad, in particular, seemed to be offering a rent-free place to live to a young girl. The Sheriff’s …

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Last week, Representative Ro Khanna of California introduced a bill into Congress called the SAFE Sex Workers Study Act. The bill is designed to institute a study that would examine whether or not sex workers have been in more danger since the passage of FOSTA-SESTA. Sex workers claim that violence has increased against them since …

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27-year-old Tevin Vann of Wilmington, North Carolina was recently convicted and sentenced to life without parole for a disturbing 2016 murder. Vann brutally murdered 21-year-old Ashley Ann McLean who was in her first trimester at the time. McLean was beaten and stabbed and died from a lacerated liver according to the autopsy. Vann confessed to …

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Back on Valentine’s Day of 2016, Byron Mitchell beat his roommate Danielle Jones so severely it put her into a coma for 24 days. Ms. Jones had placed an ad for a roommate on the Miami craigslist and Mitchell was the first responder. Mitchell is said to have become infatuated with Jones and when she …

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Michael Louis McCarron was a defense contractor working in Guam when he was arrested in 2017 for soliciting sex from an NCIS investigator posing as a 13-year-old girl on craigslist. Earlier today, McCarron was convicted of attempted enticement of a minor and attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor. Not surprisingly since McCarron sent …

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Back in early 2015, retired couple Bud and June Runion of Marietta, Georgia, went missing after going to look at a classic Mustang they saw on craigslist. There was no actual Mustang as it seemed to be more of a  ploy to try to lure them into a robbery. A then 28-year-old Jay Towns was …

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As I have been saying, just because craigslist got rid of its personals and casual encounters sections doesn’t mean that the creepers have left. And once again we have another example. 53-year-old Michael Hannan of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, allegedly placed an on craigslist for “companionship needed”. Police from nearby Altoona responded to the ad posing as a …

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I originally posted about Michael Louis McCarron here. In 2017, he was a defense contractor staying in Guam. While there he was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from an NCIS investigator posing as a 13-year-old girl from craigslist. He has not gone to trial yet for those charges. However, McCarron was back in Guam recently …

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