Agents of the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force stormed a Des Moines gas station in order to arrest 53-year-old John Harryman of Norwalk, Iowa.
It seems that Harryman placed an ad on craigslist advertising his sexual services. Agents posing as a 14-year-old girl responded to Harryman’s ad.
Harryman allegedly sent the ‘girl’ explicit photos of himself and lingerie with instructions to keep the items away from her mother.
The agents set up a rendezvous at the gas station in order to arrest Harryman.
Again the article doesn’t say what the ad specifically said but from what I can discern it probably was fishing for underage girls. Which means that the ad was probably posted in the casual encounters section. So with the removal of the adult services section it seems that the pedophiles are now the leading criminal class on craigslist. Like I’ve said craigslist is far from clean. As long as the casual encounters section remains unmoderated at worst and removed at best there will be more of these stories.