The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

In my previous post, I discussed how craigslist shuttered its personal section in anticipation of the FOSTA law. Many in tech circles have lamented the loss of craigslist personals as if it was some place where wholesome couples would meet so they could attend church and ice cream socials together. What they’re conveniently forgetting is …

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Back in March, which is going to be a recurring theme for a while, before FOSTA was signed into law, and before Backpage was taken down, craigslist took it upon themselves to remove the personal ads section from their website including the casual encounters section. Anyone clicking on any of the personal ad links on …

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If you’ve been reading this site for any substantial amount of time, you’ll recognize the name Tom Dart. He is the Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, which is one of the largest jurisdictions in the country. Sheriff Dart is also one of the most dedicated opponents of Backpage. He is largely credited as being the …

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I should have known this would happen. It happened after craigslist shut down their adult services section so I should have figured it would happen here. Cleveland.com is reporting that Backpage is still running ads for prostitution even after their self-imposed shuttering of the adult section amid cries of government censorship. Andrea Powell, an advocate …

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Speaking of creepy craigslist ads police in Utah arrested 31-year-old Ryan Sherry of Spanish Fork, Utah, on attempted child rape charges after investigators found the following ad in the personals section of their local craigslist. As the officer was browsing other personal ads, he found one describing a man as someone who “just love[s] the …

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Police: Man Trolled Craigslist For Sex With Boys: Recently 25-year-old Nicholas Blinn of Danville, Indiana was arrested for allegedly molesting a 15-year-old boy in 2008. It turns out that he may have many more victims. According to police Blinn said that he often scours craigslist in search of sex with boys. He may have molested …

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Source: Harlem Globetrotters trainer met killer through Craigslist: This seems to have been the week for craigslist murders. One I’m sure you heard of and then this one which you may not have. In Frederick, Colorado 42-year-old Thomas Bashline was found by his girlfriend in his bedroom shot to death on November 4th. Bashline was …

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Judge dismisses most charges in lawyer sex assault: Just when I said that a sex tape wouldn’t exonerate alleged craigslist rapist lawyer Robert Michael Hoffman it kind of does. After a review of said tapes two of the three victims were deemed unreliable and charges for those two alleged rapes were dropped. However one of …

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San Jose cop pleads not guilty to sex charges involving 2 teens: 44-year-old Patrick D’Arrigo of Gilroy, California is/was a cop in San Jose, California. He’s been indicted on such charges as child porn and child molestation. Investigators allege that he met two boys ages, 17 and 15, on craigslist in the M4M personals in …

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Sex tape could clear suspected Craigslist rapist: I originally posted about 50-year-old Robert Michael Hoffman of San Francisco here. He’s the sexual harassment lawyer accused of raping three women that he met through the craigslist personals for ‘rough sex’. He now says that a sex tape with one of the victims will prove that the …

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