UPDATE: All charges have been dropped against Michelle Suzanne Hadley. New post here.
29-year-old Michelle Suzanne Hadley, of Ontario, California, was arrested for allegedly trying to arrange a rape of her ex-boyfriend’s pregnant wife through craigslist. Police say that Hadley placed ‘rape fantasy’ ads on craigslist posing as the victim…
“Hadley is accused of telling the responders that the victim wanted the responders to have forcible sexual intercourse with her, even if she screamed or resisted,” the district attorney’s office said. In case you were wondering, yes, there are desperate enough losers who think ads like this are real. Unfortunately men did start showing up at the victim’s home in Anaheim. One suspect even physically attacked the woman before she could call for help. That man is still on the loose. Hadley had been arrested for these ads back in late June but was recently arrested again, while out on bail, for allegedly continuing to harass and threaten the victim with violence. She’s now being held on $1M bond.
Sadly, this is hardly the first case of craigslist being used for what I call rape by proxy. Just off the top of my head I can remember Jebidiah James Stipe who had his ex-girlfriend raped through craigslist three states away, the unidentified man from Kannapolis, North Carolina, who had his wife raped by another man through craigslist, and Justin Crawford who tried to have his wife raped through craigslist, but she was able to fight off her attackers.
Again, it comes down to the fact that craigslist continues to leave their ads largely unmoderated unless it suits their needs, as
Hadley was reportedly able to continually post ads soliciting men to try to rape her victim.