“Piggyback Bandit” Arrested n New Jersey After Giving 14-Year-Old Boy A Back Massage At Airport


Sherwin Shayegan, 34, may be one of the truly creepiest individuals to make it on a police blotter, if New Jersey prosecutors are correct.  Shayegan gave a 14-year-old boy a spontaneous massage at the Newark International Airport last Friday  as he sat near a luggage carousel.  He then gave the boy a note with a $10 bill.  It turns out that Shayegan has a long, bizarre, and deeply disturbing history.

The Port Authority police said that the note to the boy simply read This is money for letting me give you a massage. Thank you.” Police also say that the note contained “alarming content.”  Whatever that content, it was enough from police to track Shayegan down at a hotel near the airport. They found envelopes with the names of different airports and more weird notes.

New Jersey police soon discovered that Shayegan had a record in Washington State.  Some five states appear to have issued warnings at schools after Shayegan showed up at sporting events and convinced athletes to give him a piggyback, according to the New York Daily News reports. That led to his nickname as the “piggyback bandit.”  He would pretend to be a volunteer and try to give boys massages or jump on their backs after showers,  He is banned from schools in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Washington and Oregon.

You can see Shayegan in a school uniform in this article.

I have tried to determine the charge which would likely be endangerment and/or assault.  However, based on a back rub, he could argue implied consent or non-sexual contact.



21 thoughts on ““Piggyback Bandit” Arrested n New Jersey After Giving 14-Year-Old Boy A Back Massage At Airport”

  1. He seems to have a real compulsion, and may be a candidate for permanent commitment for criminal mental health issues. Asperger’s does not make anyone violent or a pedophile, but it does make it difficult to recognize social or emotional cues in others. I’ve known only a few people with Asperger’s and they were brilliant, though socially handicapped. They can get rigid or obsessive about things.

    I don’t know if he’s got pedophile tendencies or has gotten fixated with piggyback rides, but he needs to be evaluated by a doctor and perhaps locked away. I don’t know at this point if this is criminal behavior or mental illness, but he can’t continue like this. It seems like the can keeps getting kicked down the road from state to state. Perhaps each of the prior incidents weren’t enough for jail time, so they banned him and left it at that. But that allows this to continue at other schools and other states. Someone should have evaluated him for mental health issues.

  2. But, but, but he was born that way! How can we say that isn’t normal behavior??? Who are we to tell people what is “normal”, anyway??? The comments here are sooo cisgender and heteronormative and paternalistic xenophobicky!n Plus, racissst! and anti-woman!

    Isn’t the above the new paradigm???

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

        1. Insulting others without making a rational argument.

          tip: read how to write one, including sources; scientific sources are better than news sites or opinion blogs: those usually wont explain with detail and usually out of context, and alternet only includes a general idea. They point sources related to the article, but thats in relation to that article, not to your own opinion or actual research.

          Every paraphilia and atypical fantasy (and as consequence, every unusual social behavior) has a biological component, even if many other variables are as important.

          Try to avoid troll-baiting if you actually have something intelligent to comment.

  3. He needs to be castrated and have the weenie removed too. Attach these items to his back and make him walk the plank off a boat in the Atlantic.

    1. Violence always makes things worse for things like this: the more severe punishments are, the more careful criminals become, and the better they are to remain safe from the law and justice. Allowing pedos to come forward even after they have done something wrong can help a lot more to prevent abuses. you desire blood and punishment, they desire children, and sometimes also their suffering: then you share a similar drive, if you can actually avoid having fantasies about hurting people, even if they are “evil” people (which, many actually arent and havent attacked anyone; you can know this if you read more from psychologists, psychiatrists and cops who have deal with many of them)

      A pedo without a dick or balls will display a more feminine behavior (same goes if he or she was chemically castrated), but the attraction to minors will still exist; many pedos like to use drugs to suppress their urges, and reduce the frequency of their fantasies, but their desires will never disappear. New psychological therapies and maybe regulated access to 3d (computer generated) porn could actually help to rehabilitate many to avoid any criminal behavior, but that still needs testing and more research.

      This issue is important, because most people are very ignorant since its taboo to talk about it, and very few care enough to think beyond the usual rethoric many politicians, and even psychological specialists use while been actually ignorant of real research and efforts to understand the problem properly.

  4. Jordan B. Peterson’s Q&A video from 1/1/18 has a section on pedophilia being like seven layers of Hell. The whole video is very good.

  5. Why has Doug’s rational reply and fair question been totalitarian Stalinist BLOCKED in a so called Free Christian Democracy?

    1. Always empathy for all TRUE victims, but pedo gay ALL not OK? How cum generations of elite Anglo young schoolboys sexually fagged from age-8 at Harrow/Eton etc; aMused-not-aBused as playthings by pedo older boys and pedo tutors. Create NOT life-scarred VICTIMS but generations of trauma-free high achiever National and World leaders. Then PAYING for their own young boys from age-8 to sustain their sneering cycle of the aMused-not-aBused? Yet TOUGH but failed ex-footballers and lowlife femmes WHINE about being ‘touched’ (or not) while fake claiming BIG compo and bent media FAT fees? Answers please on back of a great Anglo-Oirish Gay pedo visionary VICTIM Wilde comemmorative postage stamp, quote, “We are dominated by (Right wing) journalism.”

  6. That creep is only 34? He looks 20 years older than that, and way too heavy for any teen or adolescent to give him a piggy back ride.

  7. Paul C. I agree with your assessment. Liberty2nd, I think you need some anger management help.

  8. The port district had to act quickly or else the airport chair massage parlors could sue them for violating the lease’s noncompetition clause.

  9. I think this guy needs some aggressive mental health treatment. He is just going to be a target in prison.

    1. The original news report indicates that his mother says he’s an Aspie. If he does have that ddx, then his mother failed him big time.

  10. He needs to be ridden by a Missouri mule. He needs to be stomped to the ground and urinated upon by a pack of mules. His head should be cut off and posted on a fence post in the town he was born in. Dork of the year. Queer of the year.

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