Recently, the FBI announced the outcome of a nationwide sex trafficking sting operation called Operation Cross Country XI. They were able to rescue 84 juveniles and arrest 120 people involved in sex trafficking. Of course, one of the sites they used during this operation was Backpage.
One of the most disturbing aspects of the Operation happened in Denver, Colorado, where agents were able to rescue two sisters, ages 5-years-old and 3-months-old, from someone who was turning them out for money. A ‘friend’ of the girls’ family was offering them for sex (child rape) for $600. I really hope this was the first time this supposed friend was offering these girls out, but somehow I doubt it was.
While it can’t be said for certain those girls were turned out on Backpage, I would hazard that at least a large portion of the other 82 juveniles rescued were. Yet Backpage still continues to do business, still continues to make money off of these victims, and still claims that their role in the national sexual slavery trade of juveniles is their right to free speech. Yet very few in the general population of the country care because they don’t think it’s happening where they live, or to someone they know. That’s just one of the ways they’re wrong. It’s happening across all social classes, locations, and ethnicities, and unless we wake up to the problem and it will only get worse.
The family of Amy Ahonen has said that Amy’s remains have been found in two separate parts of the Denver area. She went missing back in 2011 under mysterious circumstances.
At the time of her disappearance Amy’s sister said that Amy placed an ad for a roommate on craigslist and that a guy who responded to the ad made her fear for her safety. Since that time I have not heard whether or not police have investigated that avenue. So far no arrests have been made in Amy’s disappearance.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Amy’s family and friends.
The article I linked to is from Westword which is the Denver arm of the Village Voice Media propaganda machine. In it they detail the human trafficking atrocities committed by one Hassan Mayo.
Mayo recently pleaded guilty to trafficking and was sentenced to 16 years. His most heinous offense was selling a woman to another pimp for $400 after he didn’t get his $600 asking price. Police got to Mayo when the woman he sold was busted during a sting that was conducted through, you guessed it, the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. That’s even noted in the Westword article. What gets me is the ‘disclaimer’ that Westword included after mention that tidbit.
Backpage.com supports the prosecution of individuals who misuse the site for illegal activity.
They say this for two reasons. The first one is because it’s good PR, if there is such a thing. The second is becuase they already have the money they made from the ad by the time the pimp is arrested. I seriously doubt that money is given back or even donated after one of them turns out to be used for illegal activity.
So since backpage and VVM make money off these ads for illegal services, i.e. the sex trafficking of women and children, doesn’t that make them pimps by proxy? So they’re all for prosecuting someone who makes money from prostitution except themselves. Then it’s a ‘free speech’ issue all of a sudden.
Notice what they don’t support is removing the adult section of backpage. That would go much further in slowing human trafficking in this country than prosecuting the odd pimp that’s caught through backpage. But if they did that they’re dying medium would collapse. Village Voice Media is allowing the trafficking of women and children on backpage just so they can sell a few newspapers basically stating that the women and kids who are trafficked on their sites aren’t worth the cost of a paper.
When I first glanced at the article I thought this was going to be another story about adoptive Breeders who were in it for the money. In a sick way that makes sense. Greed is a huge motivator for all sorts of criminal acts. Then I read the article and it turns out the Breeders in question are just evil.
In Denver police have arrested 35-year-old Regina Marquez and her 36-year-old girlfriend Deanna Martinez for severely physically abusing a 6-year-old girl who Marquez had adopted.
Marquez is the girl’s biological aunt who adopted the girl when the bio mom could no longer care for her. That is supposed to be an act of love when you adopt a relative’s child when they can’t care for them. Instead this became just another act of torture.
The girl was allegedly made to only eat in the bathroom and was not fed all that often. The girl’s hair was falling out and she had the development of a 2-year-old girl. The girl was also found to have several fractures that were in a state of healing in her arm and fingers. Marquez claimed the girl’s arm broke when she ‘fell’ while carrying a box of Legos.
To make matters worse Marquez also adopted the girl’s 2-year-old brother but I have not seen any claims of abuse on him. Was the girl singled out for some reason? Because the fact that they targeted the girl makes it seem so.
You know, there is an adult version of Legos. They’re called cinder blocks. One of the favorite implements of justice at the (P)BB Department of Poetic Justice. Which brings me to what ‘they’ should do.
Have their arms tied down and extended on a slab of concrete then repeatedly drop cinder blocks painted to look like Legos dropped on their arms. Of course this would be after they were starved for a while.
I originally posted about Dallas Colby Cardenas of the Denver area here. Back in 2010 he was indicted for prostituting a 17-year-old girl on craigslist. He also had sex with her in order to groom her for the ‘profession’. This week he was sentenced to 8 years in prison for trafficking a child. That sentence is a joke.
Pimps should be given automatic life sentences. More often than not they’re also guilty of rape, violent assaults and false imprisonment. For the 19-year-old Cardenas this will be a walk in the park until he’s out of jail.
Not to mention that while it’s not as prolific as it once was trafficking and prostitution is still happening on craigslist mostly on casual encounters but as usual craigslist chooses to do nothing about it.
Amy Ahonen of Denver, Colorado has been missing since July 8th. Her car was found abandoned on the roadside with her purse, phone and keys still in the car. Now one of her family members is afraid it may be because of a man who Amy met on craigslist.
Amy’s sister says that Amy placed an ad on craigslist looking for a roommate. A man who replied is said to have scared Amy so much that Amy took down the ad. She is also asking police to find this guy.
Again I have to recommend to people not to use craigslist for roommates because it’s not the happy friendly hippie community it once was. For the past 5 years I’ve been chronicling about how it is filled with criminals, con men and predators.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Amy’s friends and family in hopes that she’s found safely.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is being urged to call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000.
19-year-old Dallas Colby Cardenas and 23-year-old Ryan Keith Jenkins have been indicted by on running a prostitution ring on craigslist in the Denver area.
Cardenas is said to be the mastermind behind the ring and that he not only forced a 17-year-old girl into prostitution but that he forced her to have sex with him in order to groom her for prostitution.
These acts allegedly took place while the adult services section was open showing that at the time craigslist’s steps to prevent child prostitution and trafficking on their site were not all that effective. Backpage should take a hint.
6 people in Denver, Colorado have been charged with child prostitution, 4 for trafficking and 2 for soliciting. Not surprisingly but quietly (in the media anyway) this took place on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com
The girl is a 17-year-old runaway who was trafficked by 32-year-old David Glenn Abney, 28-year-old Chrystal Terbush, 19-year-old Tevin Willis and 19-year-old Daivean Shields.
Vincent Thomas, 44, and John Mark Campbell, 42, have been arrested for allegedly paying for sex with the girl.
Again, it’s not just craigslist that is facilitating child prostitution and human trafficking.
I know you may think that I do like repeating myself but I don’t. Yet it seems I keep having to.
31-year-old Jacob Garcia of Denver, Colorado is charged in the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old son.
He claims that the child ran into a hallway and fell.
Medical personnel at the hospital disagreed because of the “subdural bleeding in the brain” and “bruises throughout his body.”
Now here’s the part where I have to repeat myself.
Ladies, if you’re man ain’t got no job he’s not worthy to be watching your kids while you work. I know that wasn’t the case here but it bears repeating.
Now for the abusers again you are not smarter than people who went to school for years upon years to learn their profession. They can tell the difference between a fall and a severe beating. Rather than going to jail, because you will, how about not beating the child in the first place dumbass.
Speaking of tools those two tools are Travis Anderson and Crystal Eccleston of Denver, Colorado. He’s been charged with murder and she’s been charged with failure to seek treatment.
It’s alleged that Anderson beat their 20-day-old son so bad that his the boy’s own mother, Eccleston, didn’t even recognize him. However instead of taking the baby to the hospital she gave him a bath where he was non-responsive. Anderson on the other hand went out to steal some tools and then came home to look them up on the internet because apparently he didn’t know what he was stealing.
Seven hours later they took their baby to the hospital.
According to a probable cause statement, doctors at Children’s Hospital in Aurora who examined Sean Anderson when he arrived Dec. 15 said he had two skull fractures, profuse bleeding of the brain; bruises on the scalp; and what appeared to be burns on his face and foot.
Sean Anderson died four days later. Doctors had to remove a part of his skull to relieve the swelling of his brain.
Anderson and Eccleston are a lethal combination of evil and stupid.