Tag «Massachusetts»

Backpage prostitute killed in Massachusetts

34-year-old Sanisha Johnson, of the Bronx, was shot and killed while working as a prostitute on Backpage in Burlington, Massachusetts. Charged in her murder are 24-year-old Epshod Jeune and 21-year-old Derrell Fisher, both of Roxbury, Mass. The pair was allegedly robbing escorts in the area as one escort who was robbed was able to tip …

It pays to have a charity in Backpage’s pocket

Normally I don’t post links from biased news sources. One News Now touts itself as an American Christian news outlet. However, this article is spot on when it comes to Backpage escaping justice because of the outdated Federal Communications Decency Act. Specifically the article about the lawsuit in Massachusetts filed by three women who were …

Mass. craigslist creeper denied bond

Man held without bail on enticing charges: 49-year-old Andrew Whittaker of Norwell, Massachusetts, was denied bond for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old boy that he met through craigslist. Whittaker was arrested in early October in Andover after police set up a meeting with him through the victim. Whittaker is trying the ‘he said he was 18’ …

Mass. pair indicted on Backpage child prostitution charges

Malden man charged with child trafficking: Pair charged in trafficking of girl for sex: Malden man, Lynn woman indicted on child sex trafficking charges: 24-year-old David Minasian of Malden, Massachusetts and 23-year-old Madonna Say of Lynn, Massachusetts have been indicted on federal charges of prostituting a 15-year-old girl on Backpage. The girl was a runaway …

What woman would submit to a craigslist ‘medical exam’?

Man accused of recruiting women through Craigslist for fake medical exams: Salisbury man charged with child porn, secretly taping women: Cops: Wife uncovered med scam: 44-year-old David E. Anderson of both Salisbury, Mass. and Newtown, Conn. was arrested last month for allegedly luring women on craigslist to submit to his medical exams and secretly recording …

Licensing and zoning more important than sex trafficking

2 women post $10K bail on new Oxford massage parlor charges: This is an article from the Worcester Telegram about Lanyun Ma, 42, and Wei Ma, 22, who were both charged with human trafficking while running a backpage advertised massage parlor in Oxford, Mass. However instead of focusing on the horrors of human sex trafficking …

From the mouth of Liz McDougall II

Officials pin sex busts on Backpage: Basically this is an article from the Boston Herald about how various officials in Massachusetts are appalled by how so many women and children are being trafficked on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. Your usual banter from politicians however what I want to talk about is what Village …

Mass. craigslist rapist convicted

Craigslist Rapist Found Guilty: When it comes to violent criminals there is one list that’s longer than that of the ‘craigslist killers’. That would be craigslist rapists. In 2009 Reinaldo Prado of Framingham, Mass. was arrested for raping and robbing prostitutes that advertised their services on craigslist. His crimes took place three months before anyone …

15-year-old girl held captive, prostituted on backpage

Dorchester man who allegedly forced teen into prostitution held without bail: In Massachusetts police say that Norman s. Barnes of Dorchester held a 15-year-old girl captive for 10 days and forced her to have sex with men. At one point the girl was allegedly forced to have sex with 8 men in one night. Barnes …

Other traffickers celebrating craigslist ‘censorship’

Hub escort service cheers Craigslist ad shutdown: I am extremely repulsed by this article. A woman who runs an ‘escort service’ in the Boston area is celebrating craigslist’s alleged shutdown of the adult services section. She basically refers to the women who ‘work’ for her as inventory… “My business will definitely pick up,” said Julie, …

Mass. AG calls for craigslist crackdown

Martha Coakley calls for crackdown on Craigslist: Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has joined with other state Attorneys General in calling for craigslist to shut down the adult services section. You would think I would be happy about that and I am sort of but I think Coakley is just doing this for political gain. …

Philip Markoff: Drama Queen in death

‘Craigslist Killer’ Philip Markoff Wrote Ex-Fiancee’s Name in Blood as He Killed Himself: We now know how Philip Markoff was able to take the coward’s way out and boy did he have a flair for the dramatic. Markoff took a pen that was filed down to a slashing tool and cut major arteries in his …