Sobering stats

Crackdown on S.J. prostitution turns to the Web: This article from a Northern California newspaper has some pretty sobering statistics about craigslist prostitution. Determining just how many prostitutes are operating on the Web is tricky. The erotic services section of Craigslist’s Stockton-area section has had nearly 5,115 posts since Aug. 13, many of them duplicates. …

Suspect in Donna Jou’s disappearance arrested again

Suspect in disappearance arrested: Convicted sex offender and the last man seen with Donna Jou alive, John Steven Burgess, has been arrested yet again. For those of you who don’t know Donna Jou met Burgess on craigslist and went on a date with him and that was the last time she was seen. He was …

More on craigslist trafficking

Web driving human trafficking: Our favorite website has been mentioned in the same breath as human trafficking once again. There was a human trafficking conference in Minnesota and this is what someone in the know had to say. Heather Weyker, a 10-year veteran of the St. Paul Police Department had this to say. “We’re on …

Boston juvenile prostitute

Link (Second story down) A Braintree man is in hot water after allegedly pimping a young girl on the Internet, police say. According to the police report, the girl advertised herself as a prostitute on Craigslist. Police set up a sting to apprehend her. A plainclothes cop met the girl on West Seventh Street Tuesday …

Runaway teens pimped out on craigslist

Police: Runaway NW teens forced into selling sex on Craigslist: Here’s some more of those victims that prostitution supposedly doesn’t have… The case of a runaway Beaverton girl led to a string of arrests in an Internet prostitution investigation over the past three months. The case netted several arrests and runaway teens from the Northwest …

Unlocking iPhones? Banned. Prostitution? Still ok

Craigslist Users Crack Down on IPhone Unlockers: Now let’s see. It seems that craigslist has no problem with prostitution and drugs being sold on their site. However advertising your services to unlock Apple’s iPhone seems taboo. This morning, we told you about Jef, an iPhone unlocker in New York who was selling his services on …

The NY Times on craigslist crimes

Law Enforcement Targets Prostitution on Craigslist: It’s nice to see the NY Times write a sizzling expose about craigslist prostitution. Never mind that I’ve been writing about it for the past year. However this article does have some merit as it has some great quotes. First let’s hear from craigslist president Jim Buckmaster… Law enforcement …

A politician finally notices craigslist

Mayor rips craigslist over child prostitution: Finally a politician has noticed the wretched hive of scum and villainy that craigslist has become. And if anybody knows anything about scum and villainy it’s the mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin. (That was a dig against the city not necessarily the mayor.) Anyway, she has come out against …

Beware craigslist bearing iPods

Meridian Man Arrested in Park with a Knife: This story comes to us from the bustling metropolis of Boise, Idaho and it’s a rather bizarre tale. It seems there was an ad on craigslist for a free iPod Nano. Too good to be true you say? You have no idea. “I responded to it with …

craigslist job interview gone wrong

Woman: Craigslist Ad Leads To Inappropriate Interview: This is a new one on me since people who place employment ads with craigslist have to actually pay for the ad. I guess you can’t even trust employment ads on the internet’s hive of scum and villainy. PHILADELPHIA — A Conshohocken woman said she was just looking …

Woman disappears after meeting craigslist date

2 Sought in Calif. Missing Student Case: Authorities said Friday they want to question two men in the disappearance of a 19-year-old college student who had met one of the men on the Internet. San Diego State University student Donna Jou was last seen by her brother on June 23 getting on a motorcycle with …

Ex-US Weekly editor busted on craigslist

Fmr. US Weekly Editor Tried to Have Sex With Minor: You just never know what’s lurking in people’s closets. A former US Weekly editor was sentenced to six years in prison for using the Internet to try to have sex with a 13-year-old girl. Federal prosecutors say Timothy McDarrah responded to an FBI posting on …

Pimped his handicapped sister for sex on craigslist

Man accused of advertising mentally challenged sister on craigslist for sex: I wish I was making this one up. A Las Vegas man is under arrest accused of sexually assaulting his mentally challenged sister and attempting to offer her for sex out on the internet. 34-year-old Rodney Nickerson is being held on $800,000 bail. According …

It’s not craigslist’s fault

Legal experts absolve craigslist on sex ads: A fancy lawyerin’ type person says that craigslist is not responsible for their ads for illegal stuff like drugs and prostitution. In the wake of an FBI raid on the home of a Sacramento photographer for allegedly posting photos of underage prostitutes on craigslist, experts said the huge …

More underage prostitution on craigslist

FBI investigates allegations of underage prostitution on Craigslist: More allegations of underage prostitution on everyone’s favorite website of scum and villainy, craigslist. Two girls out of Sacramento, California, ages 14 and 17, were found to have had ads on craigslist’s “erotic services” section. The affidavit describes the “erotic” ads as facilitating communication between prostitutes and …