Posted on | June 9, 2014 | 24 Comments
Remember the “Craigslist Killer,” Philip Markoff, who was charged with killing a woman he met through a Craigslist ad and was suspected of having robbed two other women? More recently, a 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman, Miranda Barbour, has been called a “Craigslist killer” after police say she murdered a man.
Just in case Craigslist did not already have a scary enough reputation, however, we now have the Craigslist Rapist:
Upper Darby police have arrested a man on rape and human-trafficking charges, after he allegedly assaulted a woman who answered a job posting on Craigslist.
A 18-year-old woman says when she was hired by an Upper Darby man through a Craigslist ad, she was told it was for a home health aide but when she went to the man’s apartment to fill out paperwork, she found out that application was for an escort service.
She declined, and she tells police that’s when the man raped her.
Upper Darby Police arrested 42-year-old Kevin Cornish of Ferne Boulevard, on charges of rape, kidnapping, and human trafficking.
When they searched his apartment, Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood says they found about 50 other applications for the so-called escort service:
“Basically it’s a prostitution ring is what it is, just based on what’s contained in the application.”
Bottom line: Beware of people you meet online. I mean, for crying out loud, they might be a blogger or something.