Portland man accused of posting ads on Internet inviting men to have sex with ex-girlfriend www.privateofficer.com
PORTLAND OR Feb 24 2012 - A Portland man is charged with identity theft after his ex-girlfriend told police he put ads on Craigslist, asking men to come over and have sex with her.
Andre Flom, 31, was arrested Tuesday after police said they verified more than 40 postings on Craigslist and other media sites came from him between November 2011 to January 2012.
The posts appeared to be from Catlin Moser herself, but they were not. They listed her name, phone number and address and invited men to contact her for sexual encounters. She told KGW as many as 50 men came to her home each night, knocking on her door on the days the postings with her address appeared. She said others would call or text.
One of the ads said “Having a party tonight at my house! Encourage single guys to come…”
“It made me really worried for my safety because, you know, what am I going to do if a few of them show up at a time? You know there’s always the possibility of being raped,” Moser said.
She has changed her phone number four times and fears she will have to move.
The Craigslist posts also invited people to dig up her landscaping plants, plus disassemble and remove a play structure in her yard.
A detective on the case said the posts began after Flom was convicted in October of domestic violence against Moser. She told KGW Flom tried to strangle her and then she filed a restraining order against him. But the computer crimes did not fall under prohibited contacts.
Police do believe he’s violated other laws. Flom was charged with 10 counts each of computer crime and identity theft. He was being held at the Multnomah County Jail on $30,000 bail.
The victim has taken safety precautions as a result of the situation.