MINNEAPOLIS, MN - This happened last week, but I missed it. Montia Parker, a former cheerleading captain at Hopkins High School, was sentenced to three years in prison after she pimped out a 16-year-old fellow cheerleader for a pair of sneakers.
Earlier this year, Parker had some great advice for a fellow cheerleader who was looking to make some money. Prostitution. Through an ex-boyfriend, Parker learned you could sell yourself online using Backpage.com, and informed the girl she should try it.
After the younger girl agreed, Parker placed an ad for her on the website, listing her own phone number as the contact. Parker later told police she received “a lot of calls” and eventually took the girl to an apartment where she sucked a man’s dick for $60. The girl turned the money over to Parker, who kept it and allegedly used it to buy herself a pair of sneakers.
The very next day, Parker got the girl out of school by pretending to be her mother. She then drove her to another man and instructed to have sex with the man.…Continue Reading
DETROIT, MI — Police have found the dead bodies of four women this month, and police say three of them had advertised escort services on Backpage.com, a Craigslist-type site that includes ads for escort, massage and stripper services.
On December 19, the bodies of 23-year-old Renisha Landers (pictured), and her cousin, 24-year-old Demesha Hunt, were found in the trunk of Lander’s new Chrysler 300 parked in the driveway of a vacant home. Their bodies showed no outward sings of trauma and investigators are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death.
Then, on Christmas Day, two black females between the ages of 28 and 29 were found in the trunk of a car that had been set on fire. They were both burned beyond recognition. Police would later identify them and reveal both had advertised escort services on Backpage.com, as did either Landers or Hunt.
Investigators are now seeking warrants to search IP addresses and cell phone numbers in connection with the deaths. Backpage.com, which has come under fire for how it polices ads for adult services, released a statement saying they are helping police with their investigation and providing them with whatever info they need from them.…Continue Reading