In February 2017, Richard Loughry contacted a girl through an advertisement on craigslist.org and twice asked her whether she was comfortable going to his fire station, according to authorities. The advertisement described the girl as 22, though she was 15 at the time, prosecutors said.
A Los Angeles attorney, Jackie Ferrari, 36, pleaded guilty Monday to a federal drug trafficking charge for selling more than 1,000 oxycodone pills after posting ads on Craigslist, prosecutors announced Monday in a news release.
An undercover FBI agent posted an ad on Craigslist in April 2015 posing as a mother seeking a “teacher” for her 9-year-old daughter. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Craig Alan Castaneda responded, describing his prior experience molesting children.
During an online investigation in 2017, investigators placed an advertisement on Craigslist titled “young, fresh, petite.” The advertisement gained many responses and an undercover officer began texting some of those who responded.
The undercover officer told Robert Nathan Hensley, 57, that he had a 14-year-old daughter. Hensley told the officer to ‘bring her to me’ because he had a ‘machine’ that he would use to have sex with the child.
Alexander Pedraza, 28, promoted the prostitution of the girl, who had been a ward of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. He picked the girl up in Auburn, Mass. in March 2017 and pressed her into working as a prostitute at the Flamingo Inn in Windsor, the Rodeway Inn in East Windsor and hotels in Hartford, according to federal prosecutors.
Eddy Florence, 34, admitted to prostituting the teen for several weeks in 2017 and taking the proceeds, prosecutors said. He also also pleaded guilty to endangering a second girl, a 15-year-old runaway.
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Myron Johnson was arrested on Jan. 20, 2017 after one of his victims escaped a home in Visalia where Johnson had been selling her for sex. The girl stated that Johnson had threatened to kill her and use other physical violence if she did not perform the sex acts.
In April 2017, Isaac “Henny” Suero convinced a 15-year-old girl he had met online to work as a prostitute in Bangor and Scarborough.
Starting in 2015, Orlando Johns, 27, began advertising on Backpage.com for the girls and women to engage in sex with men, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Friday. If his victims protested, he became physically violent with them, the DA said.
According to court document, Hiran Sanchez recruited a 15-year old victim in 2016 and a 16-year-old victim in 2017 to perform commercial sex acts. Sanchez advertised both of the victims on Backpage.com and transported them to hotels in the Hartford area to meet with clients who paid for sex.
Eugene McNeely also faces pending federal charges for sex trafficking of children and two counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion — one for his 14-year-old victim and one for an adult woman.
An advertisement posted for her on Oct. 15, 2016 advertises “Sexi Sexi Native Babe. Military Special & Highly– 19.” The ad allegedly lists Alrico Ray Coleman’s phone number and email for contact information. At the time the ad was posted, she would have been 16 years old. The ad is listed for the Tacoma and Lakewood areas.