The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

23-year-old Cortrell Grant, of Chicago, is accused of raping an escort that he ordered on Backpage. Before we get into the crime itself I have to chide the Chicago Sun-Times for using the terms ‘sexual assault’ and ‘having sex’ when what allegedly happened was clearly rape. In my opinion to not call the crime what …

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29-year-old Roy Akins of Chicago is accused of raping a prostitute that he ordered through Backpage. According to the Chicago Sun-Times Akins didn’t have the money to pay her so when the woman showed up to his house he brandished a gun and raped her instead. Akins even allegedly had the audacity to text his …

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Police in Des Plaines, Illinois, have arrested 50-year-old Farhad Tanzifn for allegedly raping a woman he met through craigslist. Police say that Tanzifn placed an on craigslist looking for a roommate and agreed to give the room to a 45-year-old woman. When the woman returned with her belongings Tanzifn allegedly raped her at knife point. …

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Back in 2011 Timothy Smith of Woodstock, Illinois, shot and killed 48-year-old Kurt Milliman in Smith’s home. Smith was prostituting his then-wife, Kimberly Smith, on craigslist. Supposedly Milliman got to rough with Kimberly Smith and Timothy Smith emerged from hiding and shot Milliman. More than likely to hide their criminal activities the Smiths concocted a …

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19-year-old Taylor S. Clark of Madison County, Illinois has been missing since yesterday around 10:30 am local time. He may have been going to meet someone about selling his 2007 Nissan 350ZX that he had advertised on craigslist. Clark is described as a white male standing 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds. He …

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In the run up to Super Bowl weekend Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart placed ads on Backpage stating that they will be conducting prostitution stings using Backpage. They were still able to arrest 60 people. As funny as that is that’s not really why I wanted to talk about this article. Once again we …

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Despite support, sex trade ad bill faces uphill battle: I originally posted about the SAVE act proposed by Illinois Senator Mark Kirk here. Backpage has responded to the latest threat through usual means with the typical response. Let’s hear from Backpage’s legal weasel Liz McDougall… “The aim of stopping the sex trafficking of minors, indeed …

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Kirk, Alvarez Outline Anti-Sex Trafficking Agenda: Unites States Senator Mark Kirk represents the state of Illinois. Along with Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez he is hoping to get legislation passed that would allow the government to take action against Backpage for facilitating sex trafficking. If you’ll notice I didn’t mention his political affiliation because …

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Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of Evanston teen: This story is so short it was only published in a local police blotter but it deserves more attention than that. A 14-year-old boy from Evanston, Illinois, posted an ad on craigslist where he would engage in sex for money. police in …

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Forest Park man charged with posting child porn on Tumblr: 29-year-old Kenneth Sims of Forest Park, Illinois, was recently arrested for allegedly posting child porn to the blogging site Tumblr under the account name “addicted-to-cuties”. Police say they took 16 flash drives worth of images and videos of child porn from Sims’ Tumblr site. Even …

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