Former Okla. State Senator Ralph Shortey indicted

Former Okla. State Senator Ralph Shortey indicted on child porn charges

I originally posted about former Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey here. Back in March, he was caught in a motel with a 17-year-old boy he met through craigslist, who Shortey was allegedly paying for sex. When asked about the situation, Shortey reportedly said “he was just there to hang out with his friend.” More recently, …

2nd man charged in craigslist killing of Vicente Cruz

2nd man charged in craigslist killing of Vicente Cruz

In addition to the arrest of 34-year-old Davis Rios, police in San Antonio also arrested 39-year-old Gilbert George Moran, in the alleged craigslist killing of Vicente Cruz in Atlanta, Georgia. Back in May, Mr. Cruz went missing after going to sell his truck on craigslist and never returned, His truck was found abandoned and his …

Craigslist creeper shows up to child threesome with infant

Craigslist creeper shows up to child threesome with infant daughter

39-year-old Brian Watson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting for a 12-year-old girl to have sex with on craigslist. Watson’s ad, that was noticed by police reportedly said he was looking for “mothers who were looking for a guy to teach their daughter about the joys of sex.” Nothing too subtle about …

Arrest made in Va. LetGo murder

Arrest made in Va. LetGo murder

I originally posted about the murder of 16-year-old Jamaa Khalik Scott here. He was shot and killed outside a middle school in Richmond, Virginia. Scott is said to have met up with someone who was selling a phone on LetGo, but Scott was allegedly planning on grabbing the phone and running. Instead, a struggle ensued …

Courts allow prosecution of Backpage to proceed

Courts allow prosecution of Backpage to proceed

Back in December, I was concerned that incoming California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, wouldn’t pursue charges against Backpage like his predecessor Kamala Harris did. Those fears were allayed after the Sacramento County Superior Court overruled defense dismissal motions, meaning prosecution against Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer and Backpage shareholders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. While the …

Georgia craigslist killing was over shoes

Georgia craigslist killing was over shoes

(Story broke 6/30/2017) Back in May, I posted about the murder of 26-year-old Mezaio Pickett who was shot and killed at a restaurant parking lot in Smyrna, Georgia, during a craigslist deal. At that time, it wasn’t made very clear if this was a robbery set up or something else. Back in late June, it …

19-year-old accused of turning out 16-year-old girl on Backpage

19-year-old accused of turning out 16-year-old girl on Backpage

(Story broke 6/2/2017) 19-year-old Destiny Santilli of Brandon, Florida, was arrested for allegedly prostituting a 16-year-old girl on Backpage. The 16-year-old girl was a runaway at the time. Santilli reportedly took explicit pictures of the girl and posted them to Backpage while keeping most of the money the girl made. Thanks to Backpage, just about …

Florida man caught using modeling scam on craigslist

Florida man caught using modeling scam on craigslist

32-year-old Rade Malkovich, of Brandon, Florida, was arrested in Tampa for allegedly running a fake modeling scam. Malkovich allegedly posted ads on craigslist looking for models. He is said to have represented himself by claiming he worked for a legitimate talent agency. When one woman contacted the actual agency, they had never heard of Malkovich. …

Jersey couple turned out teen babysitter on Backpage

Jersey couple turned out teen babysitter on Backpage

19-year-old Christopher K. White and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Adria Regn, of Mount Holly, New Jersey, are accused of allegedly keeping their 17-year-old babysitter captive and making her work as a prostitute. The girl knew White and thought she would be baby sitting Regn’s kids when the victim went to the couple’s motel room. Instead, she …

Cop run over by LetGo thieves in amateur sting attempt

Cop run over by LetGo thieves in amateur sting attempt

An Indianapolis woman had her cell phone stolen after trying to sell it on LetGo. In an attempt to try to catch the thieves she placed another ad, then told the people she believed robbed her to meet her at a local hospital parking lot. The woman informed hospital security to be on the lookout …

Florida man got women hooked on heroin to turn them out on Backpage

Florida man got women hooked on heroin to turn them out on Backpage

(Story broke 6/1/2017) 43-year-old Patrick Trottie was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida, for allegedly forcing drug-addicted women into prostitution on Backpage. Trottie would reportedly look for women who were going through heroin withdrawal, give them heroin, then tell them they had to prostitute themselves in order to pay back their ‘debt’ to Trottie. The women were …

Florida man rescues 14-year-old sister from Backpage

Florida man rescues 14-year-old sister from Backpage

A man from Deerfield Beach, Florida, discovered his 14-year-old runaway sister was being advertised on Backpage as a prostitute. The man posed as a john and had his sister brought to him. It was at that time the man confronted the lowlife who was allegedly turning out his sister. Police reportedly then caught up with …