Jebidiah James Stipe: the ex boyfriend who used Craigslist to arrange woman’s rape<br/><br/>
A Wyoming man was accused of posing online as his former girlfriend and soliciting someone to act out a violent sexual fantasy. The advertisement appeared on Craigslist in December 2009. <br/><br/>”Need a real aggressive man with no concern for women,” read the posting on the Internet classified advertising forum. Its purported author was a Casper, Wyo., woman, whose photo also was posted. One week later, a man accepted the offer, forcing his way into the woman’s home, tying her up and raping her at knifepoint.<br/><br/> “I’ll show you aggressive,” he allegedly said, according to court testimony. In fact, the woman had nothing to do with the ad. Instead, a former boyfriend had posted it, soliciting her assault.
Actually, Jebidiah James Stipe, 27, posed as his ex-girlfriend and placed the ad seeking an aggressive man. Two days later, she spotted it and contacted the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Craigslist, which took down the ad. <br/><br/>But Ty Oliver McDowell, 26, had allegedly already seen it. He e-mailed the address listed in the ad and told authorities that he and the woman exchanged instant messages, and she described what she wanted — “humiliation, physical abuse, sexual abuse,” — and gave him her home address. <br/><br/>Only he was in fact communicating with Stipe. According to McDowell he thought he was fulfilling her rape fantasy. He was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated burglary. Stipe was also arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree sexual assault.