19-year-old accused of prostituting 15-year-old ex on Backpage

19-year-old accused of prostituting 15-year-old ex on Backpage

Desmond Taper

(Story broke 5/25/2017)

19-year-old Desmond Taper of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was arrested for allegedly prostituting his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend on Backpage. The girl is said to have been turned out on Backpage’s dating section after Backpage falsely claimed censorship and ‘shut down’ their adult section. It seems Backpage’s alleged safeguards designed to prevent underage girls from being advertised have failed again. It makes me wonder if the ads in question were edited by Backpage.

So how could such a young man get into child prostitution? One reason could be that Backpage makes it so easy for anyone to get into the prostitution racket. All you need is a gift card, a willing or unwilling person to turn out, and an internet connection. The bar of entry into the world of human trafficking has been severely lowered, thanks to Backpage.

Coach Snapchats student: “sexual stuff, oops.”

Coach Snapchats student: "sexual stuff, oops."

Benjamin Chastain

(Story broke 5/9/2017)

24-year-old Benjamin Chastain of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was a youth volleyball coach who is accused of inappropriate sexual contact with one of his 14-year-old female players. Since Chastain was a coach, of course his transgressions started on the picture sharing app Snapchat. Chastain allegedly would message the girl on Snapchat about sexual matters, then would follow it up with ‘oops’. Have lol and j/k fallen out of favor? But I digress.

Chastain also allegedly would bring McDonald’s food to the girl while she was at school and they would eat the food in his car. At some point, it’s alleged Chastain grabbed the girl’s butt as she was leaving his car. He is even believed to have purchased the girl lingerie and requested pictures of her wearing it.

Chastain maintains his innocence, but how innocent can you be when you’re bringing the girl fast food at school, having her eat the food in your car, and buying her lingerie? No 24-year-old man needs to buy a 14-year-old girl something from Victoria’s Secret. That’s not even taking into account the whole butt grabbing thing. Luckily things didn’t advance any further than that.

Check your kids’ social media accounts, people. It’s better to find out something inappropriate is going on before it can escalate into criminal behavior that can have lasting psychological effects on your child.

RSO wanted vibe to be right with craigslist teen

Dale Lamont Williams

Milwaukee police nab convicted sex offender in online sting operation:

Police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have arrested Dale Lamont Williams for allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old boy for sex through craigslist. Police there say that Williams posted an ad on craigslist looking for sex with someone young. When the 15-year-old asked Williams if he was ok with the boy’s age Williams was said to respond with…

“As long as you can carry yourself like an adult when you get here and the vibe is right. I’m cool.”

Williams then instructed the boy on how to get to his residence by bus. It’s always by bus with some creepers.

If you’ve been reading this site for any length of time you should know by now that the 15-year-old boy was actually a detective who is part of Wisconsin’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. It turns out that Williams is a registered sex offender who was wanted in Illinois for failure to register. Wow, another sex offender who re-offended. What are the odds? And he used craigslist too. This story seems so unlikely. Ok, that’s enough sarcasm for now.

It really should come as no surprise that a registered sex offender used craigslist to find his next victim. They know that craigslist itself does nothing to prevent these type of ads from being posted.

Iron man of pimps gets 25 years


Man sentenced to 25 years for child sex trafficking:

I originally posted about Todd “King Tut” Carter here.

He’s the pimp from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who pimped for over 2 decades and was busted for pimping out underage girls on craigslist.

It turns out he has also sired 16 children that he owes a cubic assload of child support to.

Anyway he’s been sentenced to 25 years behind bars on child prostitution charges.

Stories like this need to be given more publicity as the scum that dare prostitute children need to be made more aware of the consequences. And on the flip side of this these crimes should come with a mandatory life sentence.

Another craigslist murder that no one heard about

Sentencing for Craigslist Murder Suspect:

This murder actually took place in October of 2008 but since it happened in the ‘flyover country’ of Milwaukee, Wisconsin it never cracked the national media. Even I didn’t hear of this one until now.

Anyway 21-year-old Tammi LaFave was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for her part in the murder of 32-year-old Haroon Khan.

Khan was trying to sell his car on craigslist. LaFave and her boyfriend, Travis Zoellick, went to meet Khan about his car. Instead of buying his car Zoellick and LaFave kidnapped Khan, took him to Watertown, WI where Zoellick stabbed Khan to death.

LaFave said that she was in fear of Zoellick as to why she was so complicit in the crime. The judge and jury would hear no part of that. Let’s go to the judge…

“You drove all the way to Watertown in a separate car, with a cell phone. You could have called your mother, your father, your friends, and explained to them, I’m in a situation, what can I do? But you did nothing,” Judge Carl Ashley said.

Zoellick took the coward’s way out by shooting himself when police came to his house to question him.

I want to say this is murder #12 connected to craigslist. I’ve honestly lost count.

Milwaukee woman charged with starving 1-month-old to death

Police Charge Mother With Starving 1-Month-Old Baby:

21-year-old Vera Morehouse of Milwaukee, Wisc. had 5 kids. Let me repeat that in case it didn’t sink in. By the age of 21 she had 5 kids.

Last summer her youngest, 1-month-old Lamour, died from starvation while strapped in his carseat. The house was in the condition you’d expect to find it in with situations like this.

Now I’m not saying that Morehouse intentionally starved her son but if you have 5 kids by the time you’re 21 you have a serious problem of not being able to keep your legs closed.

Again the old adage applies if you can’t feed ’em don’t breed ’em.

Thanks to Tina for the tip.

Father and son craigslist pimps

Father, son charged with prostituting teens:

38-year-old Todd “Tutt” Carter and 19-year-old Nicholas Harrison of Milwaukee, Wisconsin are a pair of craigslist pimps. Not only that but they’re also father and son.

Carter may be the Cal Ripken of pimping with a 2 decade long streak of pimping behind him. I’m not exactly sure what the pimping iron man record is but I’m sure that’s up there.

Anyway the pair of pimps have been charged with not only traveling across state lines for the purpose of prostitution but also for pimping out underage girls.

For those of you who still insist that prostitution is a victimless crime check out the recruitment and control techniques used by the pair.

Several of the teenage prostitutes were first girlfriends of Harrison before becoming prostitutes, according to the complaint.

Carter required the teens to have sex with him first as “training,” and then he would arrange for them to engage in prostitution, often advertising on Craigslist, according to records.

Carter tried to control the prostitutes by limiting the number of condoms he handed out and requiring them to live with him, the complaint indicates.

Carter and Harrison hit the prostitutes and threatened them if they wanted to stop engaging in the crimes, the complaint says.

So for those of you who say that acts between two consenting adults is victimless just remember one of those adults may not be consenting nor an adult.

The victimless crime in Milwaukee

Craigslist child sex ads lead to arrests:

A 15-year-old runaway girl from Onalaska, Wisconsin was found in Milwaukee prostituting herself on craigslist.

Milwaukee police found that girl’s ad on Craigslist offering oral sex and other acts. She also was advertised as working with another female whose age was not listed in the warrant. Like the 16-year-old, detectives found the Onalaska girl at the Port Motel.

Around that time, 33 advertisements on Craigslist offered prostitution in the Milwaukee area, about half of them from the 15-year-old girl, the warrant indicates.

Police arrested an unnamed 21-year-old male who posted the ads on craigslist for her.

But there’s no victims here right?

Our favorite craigslist mouthpiece had this to say…

“Our hearts go out to the victim and their family, and there is nothing more gut-wrenching to our staff than to hear Craigslist has been abused to exploit children,” said Susan MacTavish Best of Craigslist.

Riiiiiight. If your gut is that wrenched why does the erotic services section still exist?

craigslist, the home of lip service.