Beasley was arraigned in Summit County Common Pleas Court in Akron on a count prostitution indictment, including one count that he pressed a year-old boy into prostitution. Beasley plans to fight the charges, said his attorney, Rhonda Kotnik.
Also, a new court date has been set to determine if an Ohio teen charged in the Craigslist plot should be tried as an adult. Brogan Rafferty, 16, of Akron faces juvenile charges of aggravated murder, complicity to aggravated murder, attempted murder and complicity to attempted murder in the death of a Norfolk, Va. Authorities say the teenager was involved in a scheme in which applicants answering a phony Craigslist ad for farm work were robbed, then killed. Funeral services are scheduled Tuesday in Massillon for Timothy Kern, 47, who interviewed for the job earlier this month, and was last seen leaving to meet Beasley on Nov.
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Sheeran Dec. Beasley is a suspect in the deadly Craigslist robbery scheme. Authorities have linked two bodies and the shooting of a man who survived to the Craigslist scheme, which targeted single, out-of-work men in their late 40s or early 50s. Rafferty faces juvenile charges of aggravated murder, complicity to aggravated murder, attempted murder and complicity to attempted murder in the death of one man and the shooting of another.
Authorities say the teenager was involved in a scheme in which applicants answering a Craigslist ad for a phony job at a nonexistent cattle ranch in Noble County, 90 miles south of Akron in rural southeastern Ohio, were robbed, then killed. Comments have been disabled for this story Story year-old ukulele virtuoso Bill Tapia dies in California. Next Story Maui officials investigate cause of Kula cottage fire.
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