The Stupidity Of People Will Never Cease  

MissAnnThrope 56F
11679 posts
11/11/2005 7:43 am

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The Stupidity Of People Will Never Cease

Martinez woman allegedly offered 4 year old for sex

Bay City News Service

MARTINEZ - The Martinez Police Department reports that a 22-year-old resident was arrested Tuesday for allegedly offering her four-year-old child for sex.

Police received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding a posting on Craigslist that was soliciting for prostitution.

Authorities contacted Shannon Nicole Woods via the computer and learned that she had a four-year-old child and was also pregnant.

During these electronic conversations, an inquiry for sex and one regarding the child were made, police report.

Woods allegedly offered the child for sex for $500, according to police.

Authorities then served a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Thistle Circle and placed her into custody.

Woods was booked into the Contra Costa County Main Detention Facility and charged with offering a minor under 16 for lewd and lascivious acts. She is being held on a $50,000 warrant.


What is wrong with these people? Offering your four year old daughter as a hooker?

This woman is pregnant again, why? Feel free of accusing me of being a proponent of eugenics, but people like this should be forceably sterilized.

What the hell kind of person thinks there's nothing wrong with offering a child up for sex? If she's so desperate for money, then she's the one who should be hooking. Not selling her child.

Then of course, the news had to mention this story in the next breath:

PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) -- A couple held a runaway teen captive in a hollow bed frame for weeks and forced her to have sex for money with people they found on the Internet, police said.

The 15-year-old girl managed to call family members for help while 18-year-old Matthew Gray and 19-year-old Janelle Butler were sleeping Monday night, authorities said. The two were arrested Tuesday.

The girl ran away from her El Mirage home in September and met the couple through a friend about three hours after she disappeared, police Sgt. Andy Hill said. They took her to a park, bound her and had her gang for hours, police said.

At a west Phoenix apartment, they imprisoned her in a dog kennel for about a week and threatened her with a gun, Hill said. They sold her for sex dozens of times on the Internet, he said, and forced her to hide in a hollowed-out bed frame covered with plywood.

"She was tortured. She had a gun pointed to her head. She was told that if she tried to escape or said anything she would be killed, her family would be killed," he said.

On Monday evening while Gray and Butler were sleeping, the girl called her family and told them she was being held. She knew the general area but couldn't say exactly what address or apartment she was in, Hill said.

Investigators said they had received tips about a runaway in the complex during the past several weeks, but could not find the girl. A neighbor, Lorraine Montoya, said the couple approached her and asked if she would hide the runaway weeks ago. She refused.

"When they told me she was a runaway, I called the cops right away," said Montoya.

Police repeatedly questioned Gray and Butler, until Butler broke down and told investigators she was in the bed frame, police said. The girl underwent a medical exam and was later released to her parents.

Gray was booked on hundreds of counts, including sexual assault, kidnapping and child prostitution. Butler was booked on kidnapping, child prostitution and other charges.

Both were being held without bond.


There was another story where Butler's father said his daughter was a victim of Gray. That at one point, she left the state and had a restraining order against him. Then she came home after a year and one night, just didn't come home again. Her father believes she was being sold as a prostitute too and that she was brainwashed.

That very well could be, but in most cases, women will do anything to hold onto the man they love. Not to mention, if a woman is scared of a man, she will do things to keep the peace and stay alive.

Neither Gray nor Woods should ever see the light of day again, if you ask me. Lock them up and throw away the key.

I have nothing against prostitution, if it's the woman's choice. But selling your toddler or kidnapping a teenager and selling her to sick men who think women over 18 are gross and old, well, that's not the choice of the woman, now is it?

Those of you who have kids, don't protect them from stories like the one about the 15 year old. Especially if they are the brooding, unhappy at home types. Let them know what awaits them if they do run away. If you're trolling the internet for hookers, if you see someone offering someone for sex who's underage, call the cops. This could have very well been your own daughter.

The picture in this post? The dog crate the 15 year old girl was kept in when she wasn't hidden in the bed frame.

redmustang91 57M  
8658 posts
11/11/2005 9:31 am

So sick, sad and depraved! Money and sex seems to bring out the worst in some people.

lifeisablast333 54M

11/12/2005 11:37 am

As A father of 5, and as an ex-police officer, and a part time human, full time redneck.....It just makes me sick............
I am glad that I never came across a crime like this when I was a cop, or today I would be the one locked up.....Redneck justice is
a nasty thing...................The Redneck

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
11/12/2005 5:36 pm

red, it really is sick. What sort of mother comes up with the idea to sell her 4 year old for sex? What sort of sick asshole would actually want to have sex with a 4 year old? I'm still speechless over that one.

Redneck, something tells me that if either of these things happened when you were a cop, no one would have ever found the bodies. No bodies, not as high a chance of conviction. In most cases. If any of your kids are girls, I have to say, I don't envy their prom dates in a few years.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
11/13/2005 6:54 pm

I am not shocked. The child sex trade has been alive and always will be. The six month old baby girl sold for sex is the one that shocked me. I do not want to know what kind of world this is anymore.

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
11/14/2005 2:45 pm

lianna, a six month old baby? OMG! When and where did that happen and did they castrate everyone involved? (I hope?)

NickRules999 39M
9464 posts
11/14/2005 7:16 pm

Horrible. Just horrible.

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