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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. …

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 …

Florida man charged with turning out 16-year-old on Backpage

Florida man charged with turning out 16-year-old on Backpage

(Story broke 5/18/2017) 31-year-old Marco Vinicio Orrego of Boynton Beach, Florida, is facing federal charges of allegedly prostituting a 16-year-old girl on Backpage. Orrego is said to have met the underage runaway on Backpage before turning her out himself. He’s also accused of raping the girl, taking pictures of the rape, and sending the pictures …

Suspect arrested in Florida murder of teen, says deal was for weed not Playstation

(Story broke 6/21/2017) 20-year-old Ed Lamarre, of Miami, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the supposed craigslist killing of 19-year-old Brian Brown in North Miami Beach. Previously it was thought Brown was selling a Playstation on craigslist when he was killed. Now, reports are saying the deal was actually for marijuana. Police …

19-year-old shot in Florida craigslist killing

(Story broke 6/16/2017) 19-year-old Brian Brown was shot and killed this week after trying to sell a Playstation on craigslist. Brian went to the meeting place in North Miami Beach, Florida, but instead of meeting a buyer, he was shot in the back three times and died from his injuries. This happened during the middle …

Florida man posted craigslist ad for ‘daughter’

Florida man posted craigslist ad for 'daughter'

(Story broke 6/2/2017) 40-year-old Jonathan L. Petitta, of Largo, Florida, is accused of allegedly posting an ad on craigslist looking for a daughter. I would imagine he was not looking to start the adoption process. Local police posed as a 14-year-old girl when responding to the ad and they say Petitta sent numerous “graphic and …

Backpage prostitute lived in fear from her trafficker

Backpage prostitute lived in fear from her trafficker

55-year-old Michael Miller of Arizona was arrested in Miami for allegedly prostituting a woman on Backpage and violently assaulting her. Miller is said to have been romantically involved with the woman in Arizona when he reportedly talked her in to prostituting herself on Backpage. By the time she realized she was just another body to …

Teen craigslist killers set house on fire to cover their tracks

Teen craigslist killers set house on fire to cover their tracks

18-year-old Jerry Johnsey, of Auburndale, Florida, and 16-year-old Byron Lasiak, of Winter Haven, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 67-year-old Donald Merkley, also of Winter Haven. Johnsey allegedly knew his victim through craigslist and was having sex with the victim prior to this. In this instance the pair went to the …

Two different advocacy groups file lawsuits against Backpage

Two different advocacy groups file lawsuits against Backpage

A domestic violence shelter in Arizona and a human rights group in Florida have both filed lawsuits against Backpage claiming that Backpage was knowingly running a site for prostitution and human trafficking. The Sojourner Center in Phoenix, and Florida Abolitionist in Orlando, are both seeking unspecified damages from Backpage for the time, money and counseling …

Just more proof that it’s business as usual at Backpage

Backpage shuts down adult sections after Senate smackdown

I just wanted to share this article from the Miami Herald about how Backpage is still making money from sex ads while crying government persecution. The Herald talked to a woman who still uses Backpage to advertise her services for sex… A scan of Miami’s Backpage.com site quickly uncovers dozens of women and men like …