Using the screen name of ‘Redneck Rick’, Wilbanks is said to have posed as a 14-year-old boy who went to the victim’s school.
Wilbanks asked the girl for photos of her wearing athletic apparel and a swimsuit. Eventually, Wilbanks asked for nude photos of the girl, court records state.
The girl refused at first, but Wilbanks told her he would show the photos to other people unless she sent more, according to the court records.
Court records indicate the girl was visibly upset and crying in several of the images. Wilbanks told her not to look so upset and to smile, according to those records.
Police in Washington were alerted to the messages by the victim’s mother. Homeland Security then became involved in the investigation, which led to the arrest of Wilbanks.
If there is anything lower than a pedophile it has to be someone who’s entrusted to defend the public who’s also a pedophile. Let’s also not forget that no 11-year-old needs to be on Kik, not only becuause Kik’s terms of service require their users to be older, but also because Kik is a hive of sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors. All your kids need to be on Kik is a phone or tablet and a wi-fi connection.
UPDATE 2/11/2017: This past Thursday, Wilbanks was ordered to remain in custody after he allegedly destroyed evidence. He also cried in court. Authorities say that he also communicated with his victim on Kik while on duty.
24-year-old Amy Brown of Edmonds, Washington, was arrested for allegedly stabbing her craigslist date in the chest. While the pair laid in a Lynwood, Washington, hotel bed, Brown reportedly kept asking her date if he was a serial killer. When he gave his last reply of ‘no’ Brown replied that she was a serial killer, and stabbed her victim in the chest. The wound was not fatal and the victim was able to escape to a nearby drug store.
When police caught up with Brown in the parking lot of the motel she reportedly told police that she was a ‘loon’ and wanted to be a serial killer. She is also said to have told police that she wanted to kill the man in order to eat his heart.
Sadly, Brown is not the first person to try to use craigslist as their own personal killing ground. A serial killer on Long Island is still at large, and they’re suspected of using craigslist in order to kill several women that advertised as prostitutes on the website.
“Craigslist: The place where serial killers are born.” Great selling point you have there.
The only people who Backpage really listens to are dead Presidents, so hurting them financially really is the best way to put them out of the sex trade business, and yes, they are still making money from sex trafficking ads.
34-year-old Jamin L. Harris of Oregon, was arrested yesterday in Richland, Washington, for allegedly firing off a rifle round in a local motel. The reason Harris fired off the shot was to allegedly intimidate the 26-year-old prostitute he got from Backpage into going to the Bend, Oregon area with him. Harris is said to have gotten into a dispute with the victim over payment, but was intent on kidnapping the woman then killing her once they got near Bend. He sounds like either a serial killer in the making, or a serial killer who’s been lucky up until now.
Those who are proponents of prostitution like to claim that websites like Backpage make it safer for women to engage in sex work. My opinion is that Backpage has the opposite effect. It literally delivers the victim for any potential predator or killer right to their door. If anything Backpage just makes it easier for these cretins to find victims.
Earlier this month 54-year-old Oak Harbor, Washington, police officer, John Little, was charged in Federal Court for allegedly receiving child porn through the mobile messaging app Kik. Reports say that Little received explicit images from a 13-year-old girl in New Mexico who was said to be sending out the images of her own volition. I can hear the ‘entrapment’ birds already. However, not only could Little have rejected the alleged offer for pictures, he didn’t have to allegedly send the girl pictures of his junk in return. He also reportedly admitted to the FBI that he knew the girl was underage.
This was a man who had been a police officer for almost 30 years. While police are human and are prone to mistakes themselves, they do need to be held to a higher standard since they are the ones who we are entrusting to help protect our children from such predators.
Also, this should serve as another reason why parents need to observe their kids’ smart phone or tablet activity when it comes to Kik. No parent wants to find out that their teenager is sending out explicit images to middle-aged strangers.
Police in the state of Washington, received over a thousand responses after posting ads on craigslist that purported to be offering children for sex. One of the ads was entitled “New to Spokane. Young fam fun.” Out of those thousand responses police managed to arrest 40 people who were looking to basically rape children. Only two of those arrested were registered sex offenders. Even a married couple was arrested where the husband allegedly claimed that his wife had fantasies of having sex with a child but never had the opportunity.
The number of responses to these fake ads show that there are obviously real ads on craigslist where children are being traded for sex. It is well within craigslist’s power to do something about these ads but they continue to fail to do so. Not only are there software solutions to this problem, but there are companies that specialize in moderating this kind of content. In the past craigslist has banned ads for unlocked iPhones when that was still frowned upon but continues to do nothing about the obvious sexual predators that inhabit their site.
The problem is that even with all the bad publicity that craigslist receives for being a blatant repository for the child sex trade, it hasn’t cost the company any money. People still continue to use the site supporting it financially and unfortunately I don’t know what it would take to get people to stop. If child rape isn’t enough to make them quit then I don’t know what is.
39-year-old Christopher Johnston of Ferndale, Washington, was recently arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a 12-year-old girl he met through craigslist. Johnston is said to have placed an ad on craigslist that said he was looking for a “young lady to spoil.” Johnston was caught near the Canadian border on his bicycle. He was reportedly on his way to meet the girl in Abbotsford, British Columbia. According to Google maps that’s a 30 mile jaunt on a bike. Why is it that a lot of these guys never seem to have cars? As you can probably tell the 12-year-old girl was actually an undercover investigator.
Once again the police are doing the job that craigslist should be doing but since they refuse to monitor their own site incidents like this will continue. Not to mention again that the so-called community police of craigslist are largely useless.
Three teens from Lakebay, Washington, ages 13. 14, and 17, are accused of allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl. The trio reportedly got the girl drunk in a shed on property of the victim’s family. Once the girl lost consciousness they are said to have tied her legs with an electrical cord and dragged her around the shed before raping her. They are also said to have burned a smiley face on to her body using a lighter. Video clips and still images of the attack were taken and sent out over Snapchat.
I’m not exactly sure what the Washington state law is when it comes to charging these little bastards as adults but they should be. If you don’t believe they should let me leave you with some additional information about their depravity…
When the mother approached the shed, she saw the 13-year-old and 17-year-old leap out a window and run. The 14-year-old was still inside the shed.
The victim was curled on the floor, half naked and covered in blood. Her sweatpants had been ripped off.
The day after the assault, the 13-year-old and the 17-year-old ran into the mother of the victim at a coffee shop and stopped to ask how her daughter was.
The older boy told the mom “that if he got in trouble for what happened in the shed, he would go after her family and he would kill her,” documents state.
So what’s a little witness intimidation on top of a rape that was broadcast all over the internet? These are not boys being boys but boys committing one of the most personally violating crimes one could commit. Charge them as adults, convict them and put them away for the rest of their lives.
A woman told police Nov. 23 that a man raped and robbed her at a motel in the 2100 block of South 48th Street.
She initially said she had just met the man and brought him to her room, where he pulled a razor knife and held it to her neck as he raped her. She said she met the man through a dating website, but eventually told police she was an escort, and that they’d met through Backpage.com.
Another woman told police she was attacked Jan. 9 at a motel near Tacoma Mall Boulevard and South 66th Street.
She said she was a prostitute, and that she set up a meeting that night with a man who responded to her ad on Backpage.com.
Once inside the room, he put a folding knife to her throat and said: “We can do this the easy way or hard way,” and asked where the money was.
The woman said she didn’t have any, and he started to take off her clothes. That’s when she gave him the $70 she had on her, and he proceeded to rape her, holding a knife to her stomach with one hand, and choking her with the other.
Hayes was later arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi, where he was allegedly robbed another Backpage prostitute at gunpoint.
No woman deserves to be raped regardless of their profession whether or not that profession is legal or illegal. However some sex workers will try to tell you that site like Backpage make it safer for them than walking the streets. That is inherently false as not only do these attacks continue through Backpage but it makes it easy for rapists to have their victims delivered to them like they were ordering a pizza,
Davis is said to have taken out an ad on craigslist for what the local media is calling ‘a romantic housekeeping arrangement’ which sounds like a roommate with benefits situation to me. Gonzalez was allegedly being thrown out by Davis after an argument. It’s unknown if that was the motive for the murder but Gonzalez allegedly strangled Davis before stealing his car and fleeing the state. Gonzalez was later captured in California.
The reason I don’t consider this what the media would normally refer to as a ‘craigslist killing’ is because as far as I can tell Gonzalez did not use craigslist specifically to find a murder victim. It sounds like that Gonzalez had been there a while before deciding to murder Davis. A crime like this has happened before in Florida where 24-year-old Latoya Jordan stabbed 53-year-old Daniel Somerson to death. Jordan was living with Somerson for a while after responding to a roommate ad on craigslist. Conversely though, 21-year-old Grant Van Muren killed Charles Clark of Naperville, Illinois, the day he moved in after responding to a craigslist ad. In the case of Clark’s murder it seemed that Van Muren was only searching for a victim and had no intentions of staying.
No disrespect is intended towards Mr. Davis as I hope that his killer is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.