Ladies: before you answer an ad from a man begging you to kick him in the groin, read this first.
Cops say convicted sex offender Brandon James Clifford has placed Craigslist ads in several cities including Portland, Salt Lake City, Richmond and Boston, offering women money if they will repeatedly "kick him in the groin," according to KOMO.
The ads, which don't appear to be up any longer, said Clifford was looking for women with strong legs, such as soccer players or kick boxers. The ad claimed he wanted help teaching women self-defense classes, but police say he was out for sexual gratification.
Clifford got at least five women to answer his ads, but one of them said she got suspicious when Clifford asked if she would be able to kick him hard enough to "send him to the ground, because anyone who does is paid higher." She called police after a Google search turned up his criminal past.
In 2001, Clifford, a former Immigration and Naturalization Service agent, was convicted of trying to get a 15-year-old girl to learn a "disabling form of self-defense focusing on a man's groin," according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
PortlandPulp.com calls Clifford the "Frank Abagnale Jr. of ballbusting" because, cops say, he tries to skirt sex offender registration offenses by posting ads in cities where he doesn't live and then flying out to meet the women who respond to his ad. He also explicitly asks for college age women this time around, which means what he's asking the women to do now is not illegal.
But Portland police confronted Clifford and reminded him that, if he stays in Portland for longer than 24 hours, he needs to register there as a sex offender.