A jury in Kansas City has convicted Henry Asomani of facilitating a wire fraud scheme in which he aided a group of co-conspirators in bilking lonely people out of their money using a variety of scams.
An ad announcing that a baby was up for sale for $500 on Craigslist is now being investigated by Florida police.
The ad, showing a black student in class, was first posted on Craigslist, but quickly circulated among students at Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois.
James Seawell, 60, was booked and charged with soliciting and threatening to commit a crime.
Some online posts in the days leading up to Hurricane Florence were legitimate requests from families needing food, shelter or a ride. But many were getting overshadowed by messages from those seeking flings or offering services with a catch.
The bodies of Alize Ramon Smith and Jarron Moreland, both 21, were found in a pond on April 18 four days after they were reported missing.
Listings on Facebook Marketplace included a hedgehog, a gun, a snake and a baby.
A local broadcaster said the message was posted in the men-seeking-men section of Craigslist in San Diego.
The study was conducted over a decade and concluded that the site's personal ads led to an increase in the disease.
A woman charged with killing a 42-year-old man who answered her sex ad says she also killed at least 22 others