Woman warns about pet adoption ads after paying $500 for nothing:
Florida woman loses $500 after wiring money out-of-state for a dog on craigslist that doesn’t exist.
1. Don’t ever wire money to people you don’t know.
2. Don’t buy pets on craigslist.
Not only do you have to worry about non-existent pets, but too many puppy mills advertise on craigslist.
Delavan man pleads guilty in child-trafficking case:
22-year-old Octavion L. Keith, of Delavan, Wisconisn, pleaded guilty to prostituting a minor on Backpage. However he claimed that he was babysitting the girl’s siblings so she could make money as a prostitute. Riiiiiiiight.
52-year-old Winston Blacker of St. Ann, Missouri, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting underage sex on craigslist. According to St. Louis County Police, Blacker reportedly placed an ad on craigslist that was “offering shelter to teen girls.” I’m sure it was purely out of the goodness of his heart and he had no other ulterior motives, except when investigators responded to the ad posing as a 14-year-old girl and he agreed to meet the girl at local motel. He was probably there just to read passages from the Gideon Bible with the girl.
Once again, this is your clientele craigslist. Facebook was recently criticized by Congress for not being able to control its own power. It would be a shame if legislators started looking in your direction to see all the predators you allow to use your ads that you refuse to moderate.
21-year-old Joseph Meili, of Russellville, Missouri, has been charged in the alleged rape and kidnapping of an 11-year-old Republic girl he met through MeetMe. This is said to have taken place in July of this year after Meili picked the girl up from her home and took her back to an apartment in Springfield. The victim was reportedly being raped while police were searching for her. She was found at home after Meili dropped her off. While investigating, police are said to have found evidence that a rape did take place. To make matters worse, authorities say Meili gave the victim an STI.
When police contacted Meili reports say he tried using the ‘she said she was 18’ defense by saying the victim’s MeetMe profile said she was 18. Many people would say that should be defense enough against the charges. I’ve heard it so many times before, “Do you know how many girls look like they’re 18?” Really? Even when they’re eleven? Either way, it’s immaterial because if the charges are correct he forcibly had sex with the girl, you know, rape.
Again, MeetMe is no place for children. It’s a social app mostly used by people who are looking for a hook up. While its terms of service say users have to be at least 13, app stores rate the app as M for Mature, meaning no one under 17 should use it. The victim was able to create an account using her mother’s phone. As far as I’m concerned, that’s inexcusable. Not only should you know what your kids are doing on their devices, but you damn well better know what they’re doing on yours.
I know I talk about “To Catch A Predator” a lot. I became fascinated with the show just to hear the excuses the alleged predators would use after Chris Hansen would ask them to take a seat. The excuses used were usually something lame like “We were just going to hang out”, or absurd like “I came here to teach this little lady about the dangers of the internet.” So when I see one of these implausible excuses in print, they usually find their way to one of my websites.
This time the subject is 39-year-old Jeremy McClusky of Monroe City, Missouri. McClusky was arrested recently for allegedly exchanging sexual messages with a 14-year-old female student on the mobile messaging app Kik. I know, I’m as surprised as you are it wasn’t Snapchat, but I digress. The girl’s father found the messages between McClusky and the girl and contacted police. According to reports the discussions included such subjects as the girl “losing her virginity and her performing a sex act on McClusky.”
Before we get to the excuse, we have some victim blaming to add to the story. McClusky allegedly claimed the girl came on to him. In no way does that excuse anything. You are a middle-aged man in a position of authority over this girl. If you’re not immediately turning her down and informing her parents and probably the school board, you’re not worth your teaching diploma. Instead, McClusky claims he was counseling the student over self harm and was using the sexual messages “to help maintain her trust towards him.” And there it is, the ludicrous excuse that is supposed to justify deviant behavior. That’s also the technical definition of sexually grooming a child, so there you go.
Genovese told her he would see her in 15 minutes and drove to her house, according to a probable cause statement filed by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the statement, Genovese told her he would bring a condom with him and she replied she didn’t know what a condom was.
Genovese allegedly then had sexual intercourse and oral sex with the 12-year-old girl.
I think my computer hates me for making it paste that. Maybe that’s why my last computer died, it probably killed itself.
Genovese has been charged with statutory rape, but in a just world, he should be charged with child molestation.
This is what could happen if you not only allow your kids to have access to their devices at night, but if you don’t check their activity as well. Since Kik is popular with teens and pre-teens it has attracted an ungodly amount of sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors. Letting your kids have unfettered access to the internet like this gives predators an open window that leads directly to your children.
Dozier and Wren (Not pictured: Tayelor Fitzpatrick)
The charred remains of 29-year-old Michael Luckey, of Osawatomie, Kansas, were found in his burnt out car in the driveway of an abandoned home in Kansas City, Missouri. Luckey allegedly went to Kansas City after responding to a craigslist ad for sex. Once he arrived at his destination three men identified as Micah Dozier, 18, Tayelor Fitzpatrick, 20, and Larry K. Wren III, 18, allegedly attempted to rob Luckey, but in the ensuing struggle Luckey was stabbed to death. The trio then reportedly put Luckey back in his car and moved the car to the abandoned home before setting it on fire. All three suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and tampering with evidence.
I wasn’t able to find out if the fake ad was a casual encounters hook up ad or a straight up ad for prostitution. Yes, they still exist on craigslist. Let me give a word of advice to all the internet Lotharios out there. If it’s a casual encounters ad she’s more than likely a prostitute and looks nothing like her picture, and if she’s not a prostitute she’s actually a bunch of guys looking to rob and beat you. So unless you want to end up like so much Kansas City BBQ I suggest you try to meet women the honest way and not through places like craigslist.
In case you needed another reason why you shouldn’t share everything you see on Facebook, a Kansas City man was humiliated on Facebook after doing nothing more than walking.
A black man was waiting to pick up his child in school in order to walk the child home. While waiting, he decided to walk around the neighborhood when a local woman pulled up in her car, took a picture of the man and said “I got you.” She then allegedly posted the man’s picture on a neighborhood Facebook page with the warning that her neighbors should watch out for this man. The picture made it back to the man’s friends and family which he says has left him humiliated.
This man says he just wants to put it behind him, but if I was him I would be pursuing legal actions to make an example out of this woman for being such a racist, and for spreading such bullshit on the already polluted pages of Facebook.
In the past, I’ve posted about how such posts have ruined the lives of people, and even caused one man to take his own life. If you know someone who shares unfounded trash like this on Facebook, consider sharing this or any of the other stories with them. It may be blunt, but they probably deserve it.
25-year-old Dominic Pearson was charged in federal court with attempting to entice a minor for sex, but the charges hardly explain what it is alleged to have happened. Pearson is accused of allegedly grooming a 13-year-old girl over mobile messaging app Kik before arranging to have the Missouri girl run away.
What makes matters worse is that the girl was using her father’s cell phone to use Kik. At any time this man could have checked the app to see that this was going on…
“I am on the way to you, we are going to meet up with our ride,” said one message from “black heart.”
Other messages were more graphic. One said “I can’t wait to be with u and marry u.” Another indicated “black heart” might be coming to get the girl from the “east side of Nebraska, I am working my way there.”
Again, you may trust your kids completely, but do you trust everyone that they’re talking to online? You shouldn’t, especially on Kik considering it is rife with sex offenders and pedophiles.
21-year-old Shaquan E. Smith is accused of allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl who he met from Facebook. Smith is said to have tried signing the girl out of the Black Jack, Missouri, school by posing as her uncle before just running away from the school with the girl. The girl was gone for three days before authorities were able to catch up with Smith and the victim. No word on if any other crimes took place during those three days but it would be difficult to imagine that they didn’t.
I can’t even imagine how the girl’s family must have felt during the three days that she was gone. It must have been terrifying for them. Then to find out that she had spent them with a 21-year-old male.
Again, this is why you should always keep tabs on your child’s social networking activity no matter what platform they may be using. Also, parents should consider keeping their children’s devices, tablets, phones,etc., so predators like this can’t be in contact with your kids in your home. These devices could be an unguarded gateway giving direct access to your children.