Craigslist Erotic Services Predator Convicted, Thanks to Sex Workers’ Testimony

A 25 year old San Jose, CA man has been convicted of assaulting and robbing several sex workers he hired from Craigslist. He’s facing up to 200 years in state prison.

The ad on Craigslist urged men to call “Miss Bossy” for a date: “Attention Gentlemen — you have entered a world where your deepest desires and wildest fantasies can turn into reality.”

San Jose resident Kanari Nelson’s fantasy was to choke women till they lost consciousness and sexually assault them until they were bruised and bleeding.

Nelson, 25, was convicted this week of sexually assaulting and robbing “Miss Bossy” and other women in a rare case that underscores the vulnerability of prostitutes in the computer age. He faces a maximum of more than 200 years in state prison.

“Anytime this guy wanted to sexually assault somebody, he just had to go online and pick from a menu,” said Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney James Leonard, who won the case.

Santa Clara County’s case against Nelson initially included three women, whom he was charged with luring to his San Jose apartment and assaulting. One of the women committed suicide before the trial and those charges were dropped. But authorities believe Nelson attacked as many as 12 women.

2 Responses

  1. Good on those women! They have my deepest sympathies for the attacks they suffered, and my utmost admiration for speaking up about it and demanding justice.

    Here’s hoping he gets a long sentence.

  2. What’s was also of note was that one of the women committed suicide before trial. I tried to get the details about what happened. She obviously didn’t think that testify was worth living for.

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