Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Idaho Man Solicits Wife's Would-Be Rapists On Craigslist

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Justin Crawford
  • Courtesy Twin Falls County Jail
  • Justin Crawford

A Twin Falls man is behind bars, facing charges of using Craigslist to solicit two men to rape his wife.

Using the "casual encounters" section of the classified ads website, 32-year-old Justin Crawford told the men to force their way into his home and rape the woman no matter how much she fought them.

Crawford faces charges of solicitation of rape and solicitation of burglary.

According to police reports, the wife was home alone July 13 when her doorbell rang. A man she didn't know asked her name, barged into the home and chased her into a bedroom, where she retrieved a handgun. She fired one bullet, but it missed the suspect, who then fled.

On July 14, police said the same thing happened, only this time the woman managed to hold another man at bay with a gun until law enforcement arrived. The second man told police he was responding to an ad, and offered his phone and computer records as proof.

“The person posting the ad told him she wanted to be forcibly raped as that was a fantasy of hers,” read the police report.

According to Twin Falls TV station KMVT, police traced the email back to Crawford, leading to his arrest.

Crawford—arraigned on July 16—awaits his July 27 court day on a $100,000 bond.

“(The second man) was told to force his way inside and rape the woman there and not stop no matter how much she resisted,” the police report said.

According to The Associated Press, two men received 60-year sentences in Wyoming three years ago for a similar scheme.

Jebidiah Stipe of Twentynine Palms, Calif., arranged the rape of his ex-girlfriend with Ty Oliver McDowell, who pleaded guilty to rape.

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