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Chicago man charged with Christmas Eve murder of 16-year-old escort he met on Backpage.com

January 1, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Chicago man charged with Christmas Eve murder of 16-year-old escort he met on Backpage.com

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A Chicago man strangled and beat the 16-year-old escort he met on Backpage.com before eventually slitting her throat after he was not able to pay for another round of sex with his escort on Christmas Eve, a

Antonio Rosales, 32, messaged Desiree Robinson on Backpage.com, a site that lists classified ads, including an adult section that provides everything from strippers to “body rubs.”

On December 23rd, Robinson met Rosales at a friend’s party in Markham, Illinois, where the two had sex in his truck. Hours later, Rosales begged to have sex with the girl again, but he didn’t have any money to pay for it, The Chicago Tribune reported.

“[He[ admitted that he had no money for the second encounter and he tried to negotiate an additional free 15 minutes,” the assistant state’s attorney, Christina Dracopoulos, told the press on Friday.

“She refused… After, he punched her in the face and strangled her as she tried to call for help,” Dracopoulous added.

Robinson’s friends, who went to the party with her, found her naked body on the morning of Christmas Eve morning.

Rosales was ordered to remain in custody without bail and will appear for a preliminary hearing on January 18th.

Meanwhile, Robinson’s family remains devastated by her brutal murder.

“I just am numb right now. I am just numb,” the victim’s mother, Yvonne, said. “I am just numb.”

Robinson’s relatives lost touch with her in early December. Concerned that she might be in trouble, her grandfather filed a missing person’s report in Chicago on December 13th, according to ABC 7.

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