Another SC man caught in a craigslist pedo sting

Ryan Bowlen

Ryan Bowlen

Little River man arrested in internet predator sting by Georgetown authorities:

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina recently arrested 26-year-old Ryan Sean Bowlen of Little River, SC. He was charged with allegedly soliciting a child for sex through craigslist.

Reports say that Bowlen placed an ad on craigslist soliciting sex and received a response from a minor. Of course that minor was actually an undercover Georgetown Sheriff’s Deputy. Bowlen allegedly arranged to meet the minor for sex but instead was greeted with an arrest at the meeting.

If this sounds slightly familiar that’s because the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office arrested another man on similar charges a few weeks prior.

Again craigslist still needs to monitor its own site as the community policing is just a myth. The only community policing that happens is by real police.

UPDATE 10/12/2013: Bowlen pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two 10 year terms to be served concurrently and that even had 5 years suspended so he got 5 years. Way to send a message.

Myrtle Beach man caught in craigslist pedo sting

Henry F. Borgeson

Henry F. Borgeson

Myrtle Beach man arrested in Craigslist internet predator sting:

Details are sketchy ion this one but investigators in South Carolina arrested 25-year-old Henry F. Borgeson of Myrtle Beach for allegedly using craigslist to solicit sex from a minor. Since you’re reading this here you can safely assume that the minor in question was actually the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

I’m going to assume that police were the ones who placed the ad on craigslist since the arrest is being touted as a sting.

I could probably also safely assume that the ad placed by police was not flagged by the community policing that craigslist is so fond of telling us about. Because once again this is the type of clientele craigslist has in the personals and casual encounters section.

As I keep saying just because craigslist shut down the adult/erotic services sections doesn’t mean that craigslist is clean by any stretch of the imagination. Now it seems like the go to website for child predators looking for somebody to offer them a victim.

Craigslist needs to moderate these sections but most people would rather act that crimes like this aren’t actually happening.