Sussex Sex Sting: Man Arrested After Posting Craigslist Ad:
Waukesha County Sheriffs in Wisconsin arrested 29-year-old Aaron L. Martin of Oshkosh for allegedly soliciting underage girls for sex on craigslist. According to investigators Martin’s ad said “$$$ younger the better $$ cant host but can travel or in my car.” Of course, when he went to the prerequisite meeting place of a fast food joint to meet a 14-year-old girl he was instead met by the Sheriff’s Department.
As I’ve said before when these scumbags are caught it’s usually not their first rodeo. Police say that Martin just about admitted as much…
Martin told investigators he posted ads on Craigslist for years. He admitted to making contact with girls and paying them for sexual favors. He also admitted he drove to Sussex to pay a 14-year-old girl $50 for oral sex, adding that he didn’t normally meet underage girls.
Right, so why did the ad say the younger, the better then? The better question is why wasn’t this ad flagged on craigslist by its users? That’s because their users are basically just like Martin. Craigslist could easily monitor the seedier parts of their site like casual encounters, but they choose not to. I guess they’d rather see underage girls molested than moderating their site.
2 thoughts on “Oshkosh man wanted the younger the better on craigslist”
The Chris Hansen reference reminds me of the fact that, in one of Dateline’s earliest To Catch a Predator shows, one of the guys was caught twice in the same show (this was before they started arresting the perps outside the sting house)…the second time, he was caught at a DC-area McDonald’s, and repeatedly claimed to Hansen that he “just came to get something to eat”. I wonder if Martin used that same defense…
Either that or they were just going to ‘hang out’.