Woman Targets 9-Year-Old Girl With Sex Ad

Mom's ad sends flood of male callers to home of daughter's foe
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2009 8:33 AM CDT
The office of online site Craigslist is seen March 10, 2006 in San Francisco, Calif.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A New York woman faces criminal charges for allegedly putting a sexually suggestive ad on Craigslist giving the name and home phone number of a 9-year-old girl who argued with her daughter, the New York Post reports. Prosecutors say dozens of men rang the child's home in response to Margery Tannenbaum's ad, which read, "I need a little affection. I'm blond, I'm cute and I'll be waiting."

Tannenbaum, a social worker, is accused of placing the ad in the website's "casual encounters" section as revenge on the girl. She has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated harassment and endangering the welfare of a minor. The victim's mother said she was "horrified" by the woman's actions. "It's scary to think that someone would take any issue and attack your child," she told CNN.