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#16 +Nik L

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 16:53

He technically didn't do anything yet, but we all know what the next step is

Chuck-e-cheese?


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Posted 25 October 2011 - 18:02

I feel bad for the guy. It isn't like he was some creepy old man going after some 13 year old. He was a 25 year old thinking he was going to go see an 18 year old, which isn't at all an uncommon age difference to be dating.

It sounded like he didn't get too far until arrested. Sadly, he will be labelled as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

At least with scenario sting operations like "To Catch a Predator" they make sure that they have evidence of the perpetrator being fully aware that they are going to go see a minor before making an arrest.

I think that the police did the right thing by pointing out she was a minor, but they should have just sent him home.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 18:31

I think that the police did the right thing by pointing out she was a minor, but they should have just sent him home.


Agreed. Looking at the whole story, someone called the police due to suspicious luggage. Smart thing to do since going through unknown packages of stuff just isn't smart. That means the police were there in squad cars and uniform, not undercover.

The guy approached the officers, again, officers in uniform, knowing they are police, and told him exactly what he was doing there. While some criminals are pretty dense, it seems unlikely a pedo would just walk up to a uniformed officer and tell them he was there to pick up a child and take them to another state.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 19:05

This is illegal?!?!?!?!

Yes, very much so. Michigan has an online task force where officers go online pretending to be minors, and if propositioned they set up a sting op. They use young looking decoy officers at the meet, but just showing up is enough.

#20 Shadrack

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 19:14

Yes, very much so. Michigan has an online task force where officers go online pretending to be minors, and if propositioned they set up a sting op. They use young looking decoy officers at the meet, but just showing up is enough.


But the online task force discloses that they are minors. They have evidence that shows that the perp was looking to hook up with a minor and knew that it was a minor. That didn't appear to happen here (according to the article), as this guy thought he was going to hook up with an 18 year old and the police are going to have a hard time showing that his intentions were different other than him admitting that based on the photo he thought she might be 17.

That is what sucks about this. She manipulated a man to come take her away from her home. A lot of men that are not very lucky at love are easily manipulated by any girl who give them a little attention. I think he's more of the victim here of bad luck. It was stupid of him... but it isn't the first or last time that guy does something stupid for a girl.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 19:14

Yes, very much so. Michigan has an online task force where officers go online pretending to be minors, and if propositioned they set up a sting op. They use young looking decoy officers at the meet, but just showing up is enough.


except they intentionally say they're underage and make sure the offender is logged saying sexual stuff to a minor and has intent. This story does not match that description.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 19:24

sick.

I dont think its totally this fault... girls look grown up even at very young age these days...

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 19:31

This is why when you meet a chick for the first time you cover your ****ing ass by asking for a driver license to verify the age.

#24 ILikeTobacco

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 19:40

This is why when you meet a chick for the first time you cover your ****ing ass by asking for a driver license to verify the age.

because those can't be faked. it wouldn't have changed the outcome of this apparently. the guy thought she was of age and yet he is the one at fault somehow. comes from a society who automatically assumes all guys are pedos and all girls are innocent angels, even when they clearly aren't.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 19:43

he sure wanted to meat the girl alright

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 19:45

why the hell is no one looking at the lie the girl told that she was 18???

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 19:56

why the hell is no one looking at the lie the girl told that she was 18???

The article says that the girl "reportedly" told him she was 18. That may have just been what he told the police. Lots of facts missing from the story, he obviously questioned her age when he said she might be 17...i know girls are trying to look older these days.. but 13 year old passing for an 18 year old?... I def think this guy is missing something.... he could pass for a pedo though..
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 20:30

The article says that the girl "reportedly" told him she was 18. That may have just been what he told the police. Lots of facts missing from the story, he obviously questioned her age when he said she might be 17...i know girls are trying to look older these days.. but 13 year old passing for an 18 year old?... I def think this guy is missing something.... he could pass for a pedo though..

you Cannot judge a person by his look!!!! that's just pure non sense..
The article also sounded like they were meeting for the first time before the police intervened.
lets say he is a pedo but still not guilty until proven.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 21:05

The whole legal system is a bunch of FUD. It's also very oriented against screwing up males lives as opposed to vice versa. There are woman out there who do the same thing and get away with it scott free or if they get charged it's not with some type of sexual related charge. The sting setups are a bit iffy too if you ask me because it sounds like baiting the suspect. Although I don't know if the suspect goes out looking for the girl first (as in he's doing it to a bunch of girls and hoping they're kids)? Then the question is what is the real line age wise some 23 year old going after a 17 year old, some 18 year old going after a 15 year old, etc... our legal system is very poorly designed when it comes to this.

That said there are certain limits and boundaries you DO NOT cross. Child Molestation, Child Pornography, Rape, etc... that's all an instant go to jail card however a 20 year old guy (basically someone over 18) going after a 15/16/17 year old it gets kind of iffy.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 13:41

technically she or her parents should be in some trouble as well being that a 13 year old would not have access to that sort of ability on the PS3 if they truthfully agreed to the EULA for the PS3 she is too young.


EULAs are not binding on criminal law