For those of you who still think that craigslist is some kind of hippy love fest where no gets hurt, not only should you pull your head out of your ass, but this story should just be one of many that should change your mind about that.
The Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force noticed an ad on craigslist that was entitled ‘Mother-Daughter, Father-Son Taboo.’ For those of you who may not know the lingo, that means that the poster of the ad was more than likely looking for a parent that was more than willing to sell their kids for sex. At least that’s what the alleged poster of the ad, 24-year-old Timothy Rogers of Akron, was hoping.
Investigators in Cleveland set up a sting where they say Rogers was looking to meet with a father who had two daughters, ages 6 and 12, that Rogers was going to have sex with. Thankfully, the father was actually an investigator with the ICAC and Rogers was arrested.
Now, like I’ve said before, if one person has been arrested for wanting to meet a parent so he could have sex with their kids, that means it is going on in other locations through craigslist. Yet craigslist still refuses to monitor the personals and casual encounters sections where these crimes take place.
Is this the classifieds site you really want to use?
UPDATE 4/29/2012: Rogers was sentenced to 6 1/2 years behind bars. Again, not nearly enough.