A Racine, Wisconsin man has been banned from the Internet after sending naked men responding to his lewd Craigslist ad to his female neighbor’s home, who happens to live right next door.
Racine County Circuit Court Judge Allan Torhorst sentenced Jason Willis, 31, Tuesday to 30 months’ probation in addition to the ban from the Internet. Willis has 30 days to disconnect his Internet service. If he does not, he may have to spend 18 months in jail.
What appeared to be a joke to Willis was definitely not a joke for Dawn, his neighbor, who had to deal with men showing up soliciting sex in the middle of the night at her home, where she also lives with her daughter. One man showed up wearing nothing but a trench coat. Dawn continues to be nervous about people showing up at her door, even though the prank happened in Nov. 2012.
There are plenty of tales about the risks and dangers of responding to Craigslist ads. What Willis did could have ended in tragedy hence the judge’s order for him to disconnect from the Internet. Luckily, Dawn and her daughter were not harmed but this serves as a cautionary tale for anyone who posts or responds to Craigslist ads. To solicit anonymous sex is risky for anyone, but for a single woman with a younger daughter living next door, anything could have happened.
Take the story of the reported Oklahoma Craigslist killer, Joseph Cyr, who allegedly killed a pregnant woman, Jaymie Adams, and her unborn child after Jaymie’s husband, Justin, posted an ad on Craigslist, soliciting men to have sex with his wife. Adams pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter, and Cyr is in jail, awaiting trial.
Regardless of Adams’ complicity in his wife’s and unborn baby’s deaths, participating in prostitution, whether online or on the streets, is especially dangerous for women. If Adams is not directly guilty, then he was certainly a willing accomplice in his wife’s death.
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