The town of Fargo, North Dakota is cracking down on men looking to buy sex on GrindrCraigslist, and other online platforms. Related: Georgia sheriff busted for cruising for sex in a park during police sting operation.
Area law enforcement officials placed on websites and mobile apps through which contact with men was made. The apps included Grindr and Whisper, and the websites included Craigslist.
An undercover officer would pretend to be a minor then lure unsuspecting men to a hotel room, where they would be swiftly arrested. Of course, by then it was too late. Police swooped in and arrested him.
Durr was found guilty of the Class B misdemeanor charge; however, he was found not guilty of a more serious felony charge of patronizing a minor for commercial sexual activity. Related: Cop who once led sting operations targeting gay men busted for engaging in pervy behavior.
The only ones that have a problem with this are thinking of it themselves. He knew why and who he was going to meet.
Sweet tea will never be the same:. It is not entrapment since the adverts were placed in general adverts. The people who respond to the advert have made the decision to do so.
The question is do the adverts make it clear the person supposedly offering the services is a minor. Also Chris K — I have a very specific issue with actual entrapment. The law applies to all people and does so fairly.
If it does not then we are no longer able to refer to the Bill of Rights but merely to the Bill of Privileges Available to Some. By this definition I was ok. Kangol, you are right.
More energy and money should be put on prevention than only punishment and sex sting campaignsso that people who are not real pedophiles have a chance to look away from those. These men most definitely knew the people they were talking to were under age. If you can prove they lied to be on the Grindr platform you have a very good defense.
Mike Dozer comes to mind. Why should the government force apps to add in costly code and implementations when people should already know the law?
Anytime they do uncover sting operations with a cop posingthey make it very clear to the child predator that the fake profile is an underage profile through repeated text messages. They do this to build a strong case.
They belong in prison or way worse. You know, mhoffmann, I try to be reasonable when it comes to you, but you really need help.
Not once. YOU twisted my comment around to that. What is wrong with you?
WTF is wrong with you? Seriously, get some help, and fast.
You are the only one who misread my reasonable suggestion. You, and only you, brought the anti-government crazy. If I say you should read something more carefully, do you think anyone would interpret this to mean that the US government should force you by law or mandate or regulate you carefully?
No one except a hyper-politicized person. Only that a cop pretended to be a minor to attempt to lure them to a room at the hotel.
Simply busting guys for prostitution and right before they get there trying to up the charge. Before they even left they knew they were talking to a minor.
And this is news why? The guy was just trying to get some tail of craigslist.
So why? I suggest reading some Laura Kipnis. Search for:.
Related: Georgia sheriff busted for cruising for sex in a park during police sting operation According to local Fargo news station WDAY Get Queerty Daily Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of life danieldurr fargo stories and more. Juanjo It is not entrapment since the adverts were placed in general adverts.
ChrisK By this definition I was ok. Sell biz and move.
Sam Kangol, you are right. Sam …from those or from individual minor profiles.
ChrisK These men most definitely knew the people they were talking to were under age. Kangol You know, mhoffmann, I try to be reasonable when it comes to you, but you really need help. Kangol mhoffman, are you serious?
JoeyRamone Oh, Miss Hoffman, you such a fool. Notright And this is news why? ChrisK Prostitution and most definitely attempted sex with a minor is all they need.
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