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article imageMan arrested for posting Craigslist ad for strangers to rape wife

By Brett Wilkins     Jul 19, 2012 in Crime
Twin Falls - An Idaho man has been arrested and charged with posting a Craigslist ad seeking strangers to enter his home and rape his wife.
KMVT reports that 32-year-old Justin Crawford of Twin Falls posted the ad on the 'casual encounters' section of the online classified site Craigslist.
CNN reports that the ad, in which Crawford posed as his wife, was titled simply 'Want to help me,' according to Twin Falls police officer Justin Dimond's warrant.
One man who replied to emails from Crawford told police that he told him that his wife "wanted to be forcibly raped" because it was a "fantasy of hers" and that he should break into their home and shouldn't stop his attack "no matter how much she resisted."
In the early morning hours of July 13, Crawford's wife was home alone when a man showed up at her door and asked her name. After she responded, he told her he was "there for her" and barged into the house, chasing her. She fled to a downstairs bedroom, got a gun and struggled with the 'attacker.' A shot was fired during the altercation, but nobody was hit. The man seized the gun from her and fled the home. She called 911 and police responded.
The very next day, the wife called 911 again after a second would-be 'rapist' found himself detained at gunpoint by the distraught woman. When officers arrived, he told them he was responding to a Craigslist ad he thought had been placed by the woman.
The Huffington Post reports that officers found evidence of the Craigslist posting on Crawford's phone. The Army National Guardsman was arrested and charged with solicitation of rape and burglary. He is being held on $100,000 bond.
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