Tag Archive: Huntington Beach

HBPD catches RSO trolling craigslist for kids


Undercover H.B. officer thwarts possible sex crime:

In my opinion the Huntington Beach Police Department in California is one of the most proactive law enforcement agencies when it comes to catching sexual predators on craigslist. They’ve been featured on this site many times before and it’s good to see that they’re still being vigilant.

Most recently they arrested 55-year-old Carlton Earl Griner for allegedly placing an ad on craigslist soliciting for sex. He thought he was meeting a 13-year-old girl at a shopping center but the person he was exchanging sexually explicit e-mails with was a Huntington Beach detective. Shopping Centers or malls is the other prerequisite meeting place for creepers like this to meet their victims. Griner is a registered sex offender for having a prior conviction in Iowa on child pornography charges.

While the HBPD may be doing their job in catching this creepers it doesn’t feel like the state is backing them up. While Griner is facing a lifetime on the sex offender registry he’s only looking at 5 years in prison. Obviously the registry wasn’t enough to keep him from offending again.

And once again this shows that craigslist has become the weekly flier for sexual predators shopping for victims.

UPDATE 11/2/2013: Griner was only sentenced to 3 years behind bars. Not even the 5 years he was looking at. What does it take to keep a registered sex offender in California behind bars longer?

Huntington Beach PD catch another craigslist creeper

Oscar Pinedo

Oscar Pinedo

Police arrest man in Craigslist sting:

Police in Huntington Beach, California have arrested another would be predator from the pages of craigslist.

This time it was 35-year-old Oscar Pinedo of Santa Ana, California. Pinedo allegedly thought that he was going to pay to have sex with a 13-year-old girl that he arranged through craigslist. Pinedo was said to have been told the girl’s age repeatedly but he didn’t seem to mind. Pinedo was arrested at the pre-arranged meeting place.

Once again this shows that craigslist is far from being cleaned up. Just think for every creep that’s arrested think of how many are on craigslist who haven’t been caught.

Wang pounded in court

Yes, I’m juvenile. So sue me.

Internet Sex Predator Sentenced To Prison Following Sting Operation:

I originally posted about Howard Houchen Wang of Mission Viejo, California here. He’s one of the many men who were caught in an online sting by the Huntington Beach police department.

The HBPD placed an ad on craigslist posing as a 13-year-old girl looking to make money for sex. Wang was one of the men who responded to the ad and showed up for the rendezvous with 80 bucks and condoms.

This past week Wang pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 2 years and 8 months.

Again this goes to show just exactly what kind of creeps are lurking on the unmoderated craigslist.

California man caught with his pants down with teen boy he met on craigslist

Mark Aime Brosseau

Mark Aime Brosseau

O.C. man caught for sex w/minor he met online:

54-year-old Mark Aime Brosseau of Stanton, California was arrested in Huntington Beach after he was found having sex with a 14-year-old boy that he met on craigslist.

He wasn’t busted through a police sting or through the parents finding out about it or any other kind of detective work that usually leads to one of these arrests. Brousseau was arrested because he was allegedly caught with the teen in his vehicle with his pants around his ankles in the parking lot of a mall. Police happened upon them almost accidentally.

Parents, I’ve told you this numerous times. Craigslist is not a place for 14-year-old boys to wander unsupervised. If you do not monitor your children’s internet activities they could possibly end up in the truck of a child molester.

Also I don’t have to guess for too long which section of craigslist they Brousseau found his victim on. I’m guessing it wasn’t the furniture section. Craigslist still has a lot of cleaning up to do on their site.

UPDATE 11/10/2013: Brosseau was convicted late last month of one felony count of lewd acts upon a child, meeting a child with the intent to engage in lewd conduct and contacting a child with the intent to commit lewd acts. He’s looking at a paltry 5 years and few months. They should make him spend his prison time pantsless.

UPDATE 6/15/2014: Brosseau was sentenced to 3 years in state prison and a lifetime on the sex offender registry. California really needs to up the sentencing for scumbags like this.

Wang caught in sting (ouch)

Internet sting snares lewd conduct suspect:

The Huntington Beach PD have done it once again landing itself on these pages for the 4th time in snaring a craigslist predator.

This time they nabbed a guy by the name of Howard Houchen Wang of Mission Viejo, California. Are you done snickering now? Great, anyway the 38-year-old Wang *snicker* was arrested for soliciting sex from a 13-year-old girl on craigslist who was actually the Huntington Beach PD.

Ok, you 12-year-olds get it out of your system. I’ll help you.


Huntington Beach PD get yet another craigslist predator

David Bryan, Accused of Asking Girl, 13, to Wear Red Undies, Meet Him for Sex:

It’s been over a decade since the last and only time I was in California. If I ever go back I want to go to Huntington Beach. Their police department is starting to become one of my favorites. Much like the Punta Gorda, Florida police have done to get predators and drug dealers off of MySpace in their community the Huntington Beach PD is doing the same in getting craigslist predators out of theirs.

This time the suspect is one 40-year-old David Walker Bryan of Anaheim.  Bryan is accused of approaching a 13-year-old girl on the casual encounters section and sending her explicit e-mails and text messages one of which allegedly instructed the girl to masturbate at school.

Bryan was arrested when he met the girl at her house for what he thought was going to be a sexual liaison. However as I’m sure you guessed by now the girl was actually the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Let us not also forget that Bryan is a registered sex offender.

The sad part of this story is that this scumbag is only looking at 5 years behind bars.

The laws need to be changed to keep predators like this behind bars for much longer than these paltry sentences they’ve been getting. Where are the Attorneys General on that?

And to keep flogging a deceased equine where was the much touted community policing of the casual encounters section on flagging an ad from a 13-year-old girl?

Huntington Beach PD capture another craigslist predator

Bartender accused of soliciting 13-year-old:

Police in Huntington Beach, California have captured another alleged child predator on craigslist using the exact same tactic if not the exact same ad.

This time it was 27-year-old Gabriel Preto who responded to an ad where he thought he was going to pay for sex with a 13-year-old girl. And just like the last time the girl was in fact the Huntington Beach PD.

Hopefully the Huntington Bach police will keep taking dangerous craigslist predators like this off the streets.

Now if only the courts would keep them behind bars.

California craigslist attempted child rapist arrested

Brea man charged with attempted lewd act with teen:

Yet another child predator fished out of the craigslist sewers.

In Huntington Beach, California police arrested 25-year-old Venson Magbojos Villapando for allegedly setting up a meeting with a 13-year-old girl over craigslist in order to have sex with her.

Villapando was allegedly going to pay the girl $100 for sex.

Guess who the girl really was. That’s right, the Huntington Beach PD.

More ads that are being missed by craigslist’s ‘community policing’.