Glenn Vass of Oak Hill, West Virginia was recently arrested for allegedly trying to solicit sex for a 13-year-old girl on craigslist. While some of the details are unclear, Vass is said to have communicated with someone on craigslist who Vass believed to be offering children for sex. While none of the articles I found make it clear, I would imagine that the ad was placed by local investigators posing as someone offering to turn out kids on craigslist. At least I hope so.
Anyway, the ad poster said they had access to three juveniles, a 14-year-old male and two females ages 13 and 14. Vass reportedly replied, “How much for the female, 13.” Then a deal was struck where Vass would get access to the girl for $20 and some prescription drugs. Wow, how very West Virginia of him.
Again, this just shows that there are still predators on craigslist. Even though craigslist closed down the adult services, personals, and casual encounters sections, predators are still clinging on to craigslist. And more than likely, they’re doing this through the missed connections section. Even though craigslist has essentially quarantined the creepers to one section of their platform they still refuse to moderate.