Just because craigslist got rid of its personals and casual encounters sections doesn’t mean that the creepers have left the site. 55-year-old Joseph Hutchinson of Covington, Kentucky, is accused of posting an ad on craigslist that read: “Looking for a young guy, 18-30, to meet today through Sunday. Let’s get to know each other.”
A 15-year-old boy was said to have responded to the ad. Hutchinson didn’t seem to mind as Hutchinson is said to have sent explicit messages to the boy along with explicit photos. A meeting was arranged at a McDonald’s in Ellenboro, West Virginia.
Of course, the boy was actually a police investigator and Hutchinson was arrested without incident. To cap off this story, Hutchinson reportedly told police that he changed his mind about having sex with the boy on his way to WV and only wanted to buy him lunch at the Golden Arches. Sure you were. I bet you were only going to hang out too.
While the article doesn’t state it, I would guess that the ad was posted in the Missed Connections section of craigslist which has become the de-facto place for creeps on craigslist since the other sections were shut down.