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Friday, March 25, 2011

Marietta man sentenced to 30 years for online child pornography

Marietta man sentenced to 30 years for online child pornography - A Marietta man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for coercing teenage boys to produce sexually-explicit images of themselves and send them to him over the Internet.
Michael Macaluso, 38, was convicted in December of getting at least two boys to send him nude photos and sexually-explicit masochistic videos. He will have to register as a sex offender and spend the rest of his life under supervision after his prison term.
“This defendant personifies what should frighten every parent ... : someone masquerading on internet social media, such as Facebook and MySpace, as an innocent, curious teenager looking to make new friends. In reality, he was a child predator seeking to cajole minors into sending him pornographic images of themselves,” U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a statement. Bye Mac…

Thursday, March 12, 2009

McDonough predator sentenced to 30 years, made initial contact through internet chat line - A McDonough man who traveled to Rome with the express purpose of having sex with a 13-year-old girl was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison this morning.
Michael Lee Burnette, 46, was found guilty of aggravated child molestation, cruelty to children, enticing a child and statutory rape charges
Burnette used an internet chat service, called the Quest chat line, to make initial contact with the victim and on at least one other occasion Burnett coerced the 13 year-old child, through intimidation, to allow him into her parent’s home by threatening to tell the child’s parents of a previous encounter.
Burnette will have to register as a sex offender and be chemically castrated upon release.
It’s a shame they have to use chemicals…

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Jury: Man guilty of child sex crime - A 34-year-old Beaver Dam man accused of using the Internet to lure a teenage girl for sex has been found guilty.
The felony charges stem from a Dec. 28, 2007, incident involving a 14-year-old Waupun girl and carry a maximum sentence of 53 years in prison and an additional 33 years of extended supervision.
The Waupun teen told investigators she met Campbell through a chat room on the Internet and invited him to come to her Waupun home to watch TV in her bedroom while her mother was at work, according to the criminal complaint.
While Campbell was in the residence, the girl told police that he grabbed her in a sexual manner. The victim also testified that Campbell masturbated in front of her and touched her breast, according to the complaint.
Campbell told the court that he had only a spotty memory of the incident, a statement that Assistant District Attorney Kurt Klomberg called a “cop-out” and a way to avoid taking responsibility for his actions, Barrington said.
I’m thinking he will have a lot of time to remember…

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Posed as millionaire, man gets 6 1/2 years for luring - A fraud artist who tricked a 12-year-old Cambridge girl into a sexual encounter with a promise of $200 million was sentenced yesterday to 6 1/2 years in jail.
Thomas Woodward, 32, met the girl in an internet chat room and exchanged hundreds of cellphone text messages with her before arranging a meeting.
The girl was at first reluctant, but agreed to sex for money after Woodward, posing as a Russian millionaire, gradually increased his offer.
Woodward took the girl to an area in Cambridge near railway tracks, where they had intercourse and she performed oral sex on him. As part of the con, Woodward let her hear a telephone message suggesting he had opened a bank account into which he would transfer her payment. The money never showed up.
"Her parents were contemplating bankruptcy and she wanted to help them out," Justice Sharon Nicklas said.
I am still amazed about what kids will do. Now if only more parents would watch what their children do on the computer…

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Man gets 6-15 years for having sex with 14-year-old - A Maryland man who traveled to Jackson to have sex with a 14-year-old girl said Thursday he thought she was legal. ``I thought she was 18 or 19,'' said 30-year-old Kenneth Roberto.
Circuit Judge John McBain sentenced Roberto to six to 15 years in prison for third-degree criminal sexual conduct, once known as statutory rape. He pleaded guilty in October.
Roberto said he met the girl on a chat room and talked to her over the phone before coming to Michigan in late summer.
Although he told McBain he discovered the girl's age shortly after having intercourse with her, Assistant Prosecutor Nick Mehalco said there were three or four encounters.
``I have turned toward the Lord,'' Roberto said, guaranteeing McBain he would never pursue underage girls again.
Heaven Help Us Again…

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Former Baptist youth minister sentenced for child molesting - A former Southern Baptist youth minister in Kentucky was sentenced Oct. 31 to 10 years in prison after confessing to sexually exploiting a 14-year-old girl he met while posing as a 17-year-old youth evangelist on the social-networking website MySpace.
Timothy Scott Richerson, 40, of Greensburg, Ky., admitted in July that he met the girl online and then followed up with computer and telephone messages during the summer of 2007. That September he drove about 50 miles from his home in Greensburg, Ky., to the victim's home in Madison County, where he sexually exploited her.
His MySpace page’s "about me" profile reads: "Here to serve God by providing a Christian view of the youth, as we face many of life's obstacles!"
Heaven Help Us…

Friday, October 24, 2008

Man cleared of luring teen, Calgarian met girl on web chat site - A man who had sex with a 13-year-old after meeting her on a popular Internet chat site was acquitted Wednesday after the judge said he didn't believe all of the girl's testimony.
The girl's mother was upset by Wednesday's ruling, saying she believes the onus was on Armstrong to determine the girl's age.
"My daughter's life has been changed because of this," she said. "We don't have our little girl any more. She has problems with her peers and she has problems making friends."
I’m thinking the Judge chats with little girls on the Internet….