Woman warns about pet adoption ads after paying $500 for nothing:
Florida woman loses $500 after wiring money out-of-state for a dog on craigslist that doesn’t exist.
1. Don’t ever wire money to people you don’t know.
2. Don’t buy pets on craigslist.
Not only do you have to worry about non-existent pets, but too many puppy mills advertise on craigslist.
Delavan man pleads guilty in child-trafficking case:
22-year-old Octavion L. Keith, of Delavan, Wisconisn, pleaded guilty to prostituting a minor on Backpage. However he claimed that he was babysitting the girl’s siblings so she could make money as a prostitute. Riiiiiiiight.
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.
The Dread Pirate Roberts’ douchier younger brother up there is 28-year-old Alex Bawek of South Dakota. He was arrested by police in Altoona, Wisconsin for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl on craigslist. Bawek was said to have posted an ad looking for discreet, hot, fun. Discreet is a code word for ‘please don’t be a cop’. Fortunately cops often disregard such codes, like they did in this instance.
Police in Altoona responded to Bawek’s ad as a 14-year-old girl, to which he said “I bid you good day.” Just kidding. He asked for pictures of the girl and told her what sex acts he wanted to do to her. He was in possession of a box of condoms when he was arrested which kind of negates any kind of “I just wanted to hang out” kind of excuse.
This is your clientele craigslist. A bunch of desperate men looking to ‘have sex’ (child rape) with underage children. If you even just moderated some of your ads, it could have the effect of discouraging other predators from using your website.
I can honestly say that in 17 years, this is the first time I’ve ever posted a story about Guam. I’ve been somewhat fascinated with the island for years and would love to visit there someday. Sadly, this is not a story about my travel wishes.
Defense contractor Michael Louis McCarron was staying in Guam when he allegedly responded to a craigslist ad for sex. He is said to have sent pictures of his junk to a female named Brit before asking her age. He also stated he could drive and had access to the naval base there. McCarron then reportedly asked Brit her age to which she replied she was 13. The conversation that followed was almost comical.
On Nov. 2, McCarron asked her age and she replied, “13. Is that okay?”
The investigator’s affidavit states McCarron initially responded, “No, thank you. I am good. Have a good night.”
Two hours later, McCarron allegedly sent three follow-up messages stating, “What is up with a 13-year-old doing this?” “Are you really 13? What were you thinking about doing?” and “I have to admit I am curious … can I see what you look like?”
So he said no, then went back and started tiptoeing around with the girl to see if she was law enforcement. Guess what. She was. Brit was actually an investigator with the Naval Criminal Investigative Section (NCIS). McCarron had a tablet and hard drive seized by investigators.
Now, before the entrapmentists come out, this was not entrapment. If reports are to be believed, he responded to an ad by sending a pic of his tallywhacker before verifying the recipient’s age. That’s legal trouble right there. Then after he said good night I’m good, he went back to messaging the ‘girl’ without provocation. While investigators may have placed the ad, no one was twisting his arm to keep responding. He even communicated with ‘Brit’ for a month and kept sending explicit pics of himself. This is not even remotely close to entrapment.
One of the complaints we receive from the entrapment whiners is there aren’t any real children on craigslist. So whenever someone is busted by police posing as an underage ad poster on craigslist the whiners cry entrapment. Well, the police in Manchester, Connecticut may disagree.
It was in Manchester where police arrested 36-year-old Luqman Gotti on charges of soliciting and receiving child porn. Gotti allegedly responded to an ad placed by a 13-year-old boy in the casual encounters section which read…
“Sub young looking for dom near manchester,” and said, “I’m a teen under 18 looking to get dominated, or just casual sex.”
Gotti is said to have responded to the ad, then the 13-year-old sent Gotti explicit images and videos of himself. Gotti then reportedly sent the boy a sexually explicit picture in return. Gotti was found out when the boy’s mother had discovered the messages between the boy and Gotti on the boy’s iPad. As usual we have a ‘To Catch a Predator’ type excuse from the suspect. He claims that his conversations with the boy were all talk because he was bored. Manchester police were more than happy to respond to that claim.
A detective then showed Gotti a printout of the conversation with the boy in which he first asked for the boy’s age and then later requested that the teen send photos of himself, the warrant says.
“Gotti then told police, ‘I understand where you’re coming from and I understand where it makes me look bad,’” the warrant says.
It’s also worth noting that conversations between the boy and other men were found as well. So, to say there are no children posting ads on craigslist is just wrong.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not blaming the victim. He obviously has had some kind of trauma or bad influence to where he’s into BDSM at the age of 13. You can talk about sexual exploration all you want but no 13-year-old should be posting these kinds of ads on craigslist.
Lastly, the boy mentions in his ad that he is under 18. If craigslist moderated their own site this ad would have never seen the light of day.
52-year-old Winston Blacker of St. Ann, Missouri, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting underage sex on craigslist. According to St. Louis County Police, Blacker reportedly placed an ad on craigslist that was “offering shelter to teen girls.” I’m sure it was purely out of the goodness of his heart and he had no other ulterior motives, except when investigators responded to the ad posing as a 14-year-old girl and he agreed to meet the girl at local motel. He was probably there just to read passages from the Gideon Bible with the girl.
Once again, this is your clientele craigslist. Facebook was recently criticized by Congress for not being able to control its own power. It would be a shame if legislators started looking in your direction to see all the predators you allow to use your ads that you refuse to moderate.