Tag «california»

New charges filed against Backpage bosses

Courts allow prosecution of Backpage to proceed

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, has filed new charges against the heads of Backpage. After having the pimping charges against Backpage dismissed, Harris is now pursuing charges of money laundering, 26 counts of it to be exact. While these new charges have been filed against Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer and shareholders Michael Lacey and Jim …

Woman tries to have ex’s pregnant wife raped through craigslist

Woman tries to have ex’s pregnant wife raped through craigslist

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 …

Was Fresno craigslist stabbing self-defense?

For a while now craigslist has been described as the ‘Wild West’ of the internet. I think this story drives that point home better than most. On New Year’s Eve 41-year-old Robin Smith, of Fresno, California, was stabbed to death, but was she a victim or an aggressor? The man who killed her claims that …

Two plead guilty to child prostitution on MyRedbook

When I posted about former owner of MyRedbook, Eric Omuro, being prosecuted and convicted of facilitating prostitution one of the reactions I received was that MyRedbook was ‘different’ and that no children were being trafficked on the site. The federal government may disagree since recently two men from San Jose, California, pleaded guilty to trafficking …

Backpage child pimp took girl from bible study class

32-year-old Patrick Leo Simmons of Oakland, California, is accused of allegedly prostituting an underage girl on backpage. Investigators say that Simmons sexually abused the girl and physically assaulted her to keep her in line. Showing just what lengths pimps and traffickers will go to in order to find new victims police say that he picked …

Sex trafficking website owner pleads guilty

Unfortunately it wasn’t anyone from Backpage. I originally posted about Eric Omuro here. He was the operator of escort website MyRedbook when he was arrested by the FBI on prostitution and money laundering charges back in June. Earlier this month Omuro pleaded guilty to facilitating prostitution. Omuro admitted that the website hosted advertisements posted by …

Missing Cal State student victim of craigslist killing

I originally posted about Abdullah Alkadi here. He was the 23-year-old student from Cal State-Northridge who went missing after selling his car on craigslist. I was hoping that he would be found alive but sadly that is not the case. Police say that Abdullah was stabbed to death by 28-year-old Agustin Rosendo Fernandez of Long …

The Death Metal craigslist creeper

Recently 29-year-old death metal singer Lane Steele Kozloff was recently arrested in Torrance, California for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl on craigslist. Investigators say that Kozloff placed an ad looking for a “lil girl”. Ew. Kozlofff is said to have arranged a meeting with the girl at a restaurant and that the back …

Cal State student missing after selling car on craigslist

23-year-old Abdullah Alkadi, who attends Cal State-Northridge, has been missing since Wednesday after selling his car on craigslit. Police have found his car but the new owner says they have nothing to do with the disappearance. Alkadi is of Middle Eastern descent and stands at 5 feet, 3 inches. He weighs 110 pounds. Police say …

California TSA agent charged with being a craigslist creeper

54-year-old George Hristovski of Elverta, California, used to be an agent for the TSA. I say used to because he was recently arrested by the FBI for allegedly looking for mother-daughter sex on craigslist. Investigators say that Hristovski placed an ad on the casual encounters section of craigslist looking to have sex with a mother …

Vegas man posed as child fashion photographer on craigslist

Personally I think people who push their kids into modeling are mentally deficient. Too many people see it as a get rich quick scheme without realizing how many people out there want to take advantage of their children. I’ve posted too many stories about child predators and human traffickers who used the allure of modeling …