A man who cycled some 300km to meet up with a girl he met online for underage sex faces prison for his pains.
The 26-year-old man, a resident of the state of Maryland, got in touch with a 15-year-old girl on swinger network MySpace. Soon their contact deepened, with the girl considering him a “in a relationship” with her, and the pair apparently opted to consummate their online romance physically, which involved his going to meet her in Pennsylvania.
He cycled 300km to meet the girl, and when he arrived slept at a local baseball field. He managed to have sex with the girl several times during his stay, despite knowing she was 15.
For some reason the girl told her parents, who had him arrested. He has been charged with unlawful contact with a minor, and faces 1-4 years of prison.
The deputy district attorney is unforgiving: “It was a peculiar set of circumstances, including that he rode his bike to meet her. I think the sentence is very fitting. He acknowledged that he knew her age and what he did was wrong.”
He will also be required to register as a dangerous sexual predator for ten years after his sentence.
It is not clear whether he sought her out on account of her age, putting him firmly in the “lolicon” category, or merely could do no better than a random MySpace girl…