Raleigh woman targeted in Craigslist ad soliciting sex
Posted June 3, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — A 25-year-old Raleigh man faces a misdemeanor stalking charge after police say he posted a Craigslist ad that urged respondents to call a woman he knew for sex.
David Carl Pitney Stewart, of 1509 Alderman Circle, is also charged with resist, delay or obstruct. According to a search warrant, Stewart posted a Craigslist ad in late April that listed the personal and work phone numbers of a woman he knew.
The ad urged people to call her to arrange to have sex at her place of employment. The woman told investigators that she received about 30 calls and 20 text messages about the ad between April 28 and May 1.
"At first I thought someone had put their own phone number in wrong," said the woman, who asked not to be identified.
The ad, which suggested that random men come by her place of work for sex because she was "bored at work," included the woman's first and last name, her marital status, her work phone number, personal cell phone number, age and weight. The woman told authorities that she suspected Stewart because she had told police he was using drugs.
"My initial reaction was just anger, and then I realized how exposed I was," she said. "It had my full name, it had the phone number to my place of work."
When Craigslist employees were contacted about the ad, they removed the post.
According to the search warrant, Stewart had previously used his email and phone number on Craigslist to create ads about controlled substances. In December 2014, he allegedly created a post titled "Syringes" with the message, "Just moved to the area. Looking to score."
Stewart was arrested on May 28 at his home after trying to hide from officers for about 20 minutes. While being handcuffed, Stewart tried to walk back to his home and began yelling loudly that he was complying, according to the warrant.
On Wednesday, he was out of jail on bond and was due to appear back in court later this month.