Friday, June 24, 2011

News Of The Day: Amish Sex Scandal

From The Smoking Gun.

Amish Sexter Sought Buggy Sex With Girl, 12

JUNE 21--An Amish man who sent hundreds of sexually charged text messages to a 12-year-old girl was arrested last week when he drove a horse and buggy to an Indiana restaurant where he had arranged a rendezvous with the child, according to police.

Nabbed in an undercover sting, Willard Yoder, 21, is facing four felony counts for allegedly soliciting sex from the minor. Yoder, pictured in the mug shot below, is free on $20,000 bond.

In one text, Yoder told the girl that, “the proposed sex act would happen inside the buggy,” according to a Connersville Police Department report.

Yoder’s contact with the girl began with a random text sent to her phone. When the child’s parents learned of their daughter’s contact with Yoder, they took control of her phone and continued communicating with Yoder, who sent about 600 texts, as well as nude photos and explicit videos to the girl.

The parents then contacted the police, and officers took over the sting operation.

After arranging the Wednesday night meeting, cops staking out the restaurant reported seeing “the outline of a carriage type buggy pulled by one horse and what appeared to be one occupant.”

Investigators noted that Yoder, who was busted outside the eatery, was cooperative and “walked his horse and buggy around the building and tied it to a post outside.”

During questioning, cops reported, Yoder admitted contacting the girl’s cell phone “by chance” and “advised that he thought he was going to have sex with the girl,” whom he thought was 13.

Yoder also noted that he “realized that it was a bad decision and had never done anything like this before.”


  1. At first glance I thought the headline said "bought" instead of "sought." His first contact with her was just a random text? So he didn't even know to whom he was sending a text? So weird. And then he sent her 600 texts plus photos and video? Yikes! I guess the corn was already all planted, and there wasn't much else to do while waiting for it to grow. Guard your children, folks. We live in a crazy world.

  2. For a moment I thought it was an Onion article. Weren't the Amish forbidden to own cell phones?

  3. Maybe they meant the phone in the jail cell.

  4. I wonder what Amish sexting sounds like?

    There's a large Mennonite community outside Hooterville. I see them at the Wal Marks a lot -- driving buggies, carrying cell phones, and buying Cheetos. Can't say as I blame them. Cheetos rule!

  5. chrocs said...

    For a moment I thought it was an Onion article. Weren't the Amish forbidden to own cell phones?

    Yes and no. It's kinda like the pacifism thing.

    If you choose not to use anything from the "English" you aren't seen as any better than any other Amish person, but if you do you aren't seen as any worse either.

    Besides as I understand it a lot of the Amish need to put the phones in their non-Amish neighbors names since they have no credit histories of their own to get a cellphone plan.

    Unless they buy those pay-as-you-go cheapie phones.

  6. A horse and buggy...not much of a get away vehicle!

  7. This guys ROCKS a bowl haircut! But wait! Where's his beard? Oh no...not there....

  8. I did a double take when I saw the picture.. He looks eerily like my daughters boyfriend...

  9. We used to take our classes up to Lancaster, PA to the Amish outpost...although it's so tourist-ridden that the Amish have gotten pissed off and beat it into the fields. It was fun, however, to see the towns called Blue Ball, Intercourse, and Paradise...not new, but amusing.

  10. It's amazing how these people always get caught on their first time to do something like this.



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