DOCUMENT: Internet, Crime

Jilted Man Busted Over Phony Craigslist Posts

Cops: Fake ads directed men to ex's residence for sex


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Craigslist Ex's Posts

FEBRUARY 23--A jilted boyfriend is facing felony charges after he allegedly placed a series of phony Craigslist ads directing men to the Oregon home of his pregnant ex-girlfriend for sexual encounters.

According to investigators, Andre Jermaine Flom, 31, placed more than three dozen fake Craigslist ads in a bid to torment Catlin Moser, his former girlfriend.

Flom’s harassment campaign allegedly began in November, around the time he was convicted of strangling the 29-year-old Moser, who last year secured a restraining order against Flom (pictured in the mug shot at right).

One Craigslist ad included Moser’s name, Portland address, and the claim that “I’m very real, looking for a sexy guy to come give me what I need, hit me up! I’m super horny.” Another ad claimed that the victim was “lookin for a guy, or guys to take turns givin it to me good!”

A probable cause affidavit filed yesterday in Circuit Court notes that Moser told police that “after one of the ads she had about 15 men show up to her home asking for sex.” Other phony ads directed respondents to the victim’s home, where they could dig up a Japanese maple tree or take a children’s play structure in the yard.

In response to a subpoena secured by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Craigslist provided investigators with records showing that nearly all of the fake ads were posted from the same IP address. Comcast records showed that the IP address was registered to Flom’s next-door neighbor, who told deputies that his wireless router was not password protected.

Deputies raided Flom’s home Tuesday and seized a computer, cell phones, and a modem. Flom told investigators that he did not associate with neighbors, adding that they would not have “knowledge of his relationship with Ms. Moser.”

Flom is being held in the county jail in lieu of $30,000 bond.

Court records do not indicate when the relationship between Flom and Moser ended. However, YouTube videos uploaded in April and June 2011 show Moser shocking herself with a taser apparently owned by Flom. As seen below, in one clip, the cameraman/narrator announces that, “Cat wants to test out Andre’s new taser,” right before she collapses to the ground after the device makes contact with her leg. (3 pages)