• Thu, Jul 19 2012

Horrible Man Uses Craigslist To Recruit Other Men To Rape His Wife

Today, in news of Things So Bad You’d Never Even Considered Fearing Them (But Will Now), an Idaho man has been arrested and charged with solicitation of rape and burglary after it was discovered that he’d used Craigslist to recruit men to break into his house and rape his wife.

According to CNN, the man posted ads in the Casual Encounters section of craigslist without his wife’s knowledge or consent, saying that she “wanted to be forcibly raped as that was a fantasy of hers,” and telling them “not to stop no matter how much she resisted.” The first time this happened, a man knocked on her door and said “I’m here for you” before pushing his way inside. A struggle ensued, but she was eventually able to drive him out by pointing a 9mm gun at him. The second time, the wife (who sounds like kind of a bad ass) did an even better job at self-defense, holding the stranger at gunpoint until the cops arrived.

Finding the situation was not what he’d expected, the arrested man told the cops that he’d been solicited to perform what he thought would be a consensual roleplay scene by the husband on Craigslist, a story the husband offered no resistance to. An email trail confirmed it.

What kind of psychopath do you have to be to do this to your own wife? I’m guessing this was already an abusive relationship, but this is fucked up in so many ways. Violence can be committed in the heat of the moment, but this was clearly premeditated. And in addition to endangering his wife, he put two innocent men in danger of arrest or shooting. This is why people who routinely engage in this kind of heavy roleplaying are generally so careful about safe words, meeting up beforehand, making sure consent is obtained, etc. This nightmare scenario might be one-in-a-million, but nobody wants it to happen to them. At the very least, those men have learned an important lesson and will hopefully be more careful in the future.

But primarily, of course, I feel bad for the wife. I hope he goes to jail and she gets all of his money. She’s also prompted me to think twice about my “no guns in the house, ever” stance, because I’m way more afraid of being raped than I am of having guns around.

(Via CNN)

Photo: booking photo

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  • Amy

    This is has already happened once before to a woman in Wyoming. Her ex-boyfriend placed the ad and unfortunately it was ‘successful’. It resulted in the ex-boyfriend’s conviction and the conviction of the man who responded to the ad. They both got 60 years in prison.

    It makes me wonder why it’s nearly always men who do this kind of thing. WTF is it about the male psyche that leads to this sort of extremist behaviour – setting women on fire, throwing acid at their faces, arranging rapes, killing their children, all as ‘revenge ‘. It’s so f-ed up.

  • Sam

    This makes me want to vomit and cry simultaneously.

  • Wren

    This is why I don’t date.

    • GenGen

      A threesome involves three people. A twosome is usually two people attracted to each other that like to get it on. And that’s why they call you handsome.

    • GenGen

      A threesome involves three people and some really kinky stuff. A twosome is usually two people attracted to each other that like to get it on. And that’s why they call you handsome.

  • holleeta

    I’m all about keeping a shotgun in the house because accuracy isn’t a necessity and a shotgun is extremely intimidating.

  • Maeishes

    that’s why it’s called fantasy, that’s where it belongs and will remain to be. it can never happen for real…

  • Eileen

    OMG, that poor woman. Good on her for protecting herself. And that must have scared those two guys out of their wits – yet another reason not to respond to Craigslist ads.*

  • GenGen

    “Violence can be committed in the heat of the moment, but this was clearly premeditated.” Significance of this statement? Implied.

  • Lizer

    I feel like this is going to be used for the most horrific Law & Order:SVU episode. The fact that the woman was able to defend herself so effectively is incredibly fortunate. What kind of person would be able to do such a terrible thing as the husband and not be at all repulsed by or terrified or even the slightest bit remorseful of their own actions? Special level of hell for that one, there is.