In Eagle Point, Oregon, police have charged 28-year-old Sarah King with menacing and recklessly endangering another person after allegedly posting a revenge ad on craigslist against an estranged friend. King is said to have posted an ad entitled ‘Rape Me’ that included a picture of a woman who King had a falling out with and the woman’s 5-year-old daughter along with the victim’s address and phone number.
So what caused King to supposedly get so angry that she allegedly tried to send strangers to her former friend’s house to rape her? Dogs in a truck. No, really.
The victim’s husband said King, who was his wife’s best friend in the past, previously had worked for his wife at the adult care home. He said the relationship with King soured after she borrowed his pickup, and he told her not to allow her dogs in the truck.
But King did bring her dogs in the truck, and after he told her he wasn’t happy about it, she became rude and ignored the couple, he said.
“My wife ended up terminating her,” he said.
Is this how far we’ve fallen as a society that we actively try to arrange the rape of another woman and possibly her 5-year-old daughter? While some may think this is a prank on the level of lighting a bag of dog crap on fire and leaving it on someone’s doorstep, ads like this have resulted in real rapes in the past. That’s not even taking into account how craigslist is crawling with pedophiles who probably would have liked to have gotten their hands on the woman’s daughter.
While King has only been charged with misdemeanors, it’s only by the grace of God that we’re not looking at a much more catastrophic story.
UPDATE 6/14/2017: King was only sentenced to 10 days in jail, 104 hours of community service and 18 months of bench probation. Not nearly enough if you ask me.