• Conviction - Simpatico174 - Schereville, Indiana

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 11/14/2006 8:45 PM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 11/14/2006 9:30 PM PST

    shannon_teh_shamrock (11:11:57 PM): u got a pic
    simpatico174 (11:12:03 PM): sorry i dont have one
    shannon_teh_shamrock (11:12:24 PM): lol ok
    simpatico174 (11:12:33 PM): im 6 foot tall 195 lbs short dark hair cutt to look messy dark eyes and i have dimples
    shannon_teh_shamrock (11:12:46 PM): sound cute
    simpatico174 (11:13:18 PM): cute and wayyyyyyyy older than u
    shannon_teh_shamrock (11:13:26 PM): yea i kno
    simpatico174 (11:13:36 PM): i have a daugther thats 14
    shannon_teh_shamrock (11:13:49 PM): thats kewl
    shannon_teh_shamrock (11:13:54 PM): u a kewl dad
    simpatico174 (11:14:11 PM): i think so
    shannon_teh_shamrock (11:14:36 PM): alright!
    simpatico174 (11:14:39 PM): lol
    simpatico174 (11:14:43 PM): wow 12
    simpatico174 (11:14:47 PM): you are a baby

    Yep, he know what he was doing and he tried to do it for months and months.

    Rick Rodriguez might have skipped out of meeting with Chris Hansen, but he did get a consolation prize of meeting up with the United States Secret Service. That's right, we work with law enforcement from city to county to state to federal. This is just another one of those cases. The Secret Service were more than happy to collect Mr. Rodriquez when he arrived and the government was more than happy to prosecute him.

    Simpatico174 has ended up receiving five years in prison with three years supervised release afterwards. A great sentence for a bad man.

    Notes from the Contributor, Icarus
    I originally found Rick during Dateline IV (Darke County Ohio). He never was able to make the trip there and I thought he was lost due to the airing of that particular TCAP. So I decided to move to his local LE and turn him over to them since that chat itself had broken the Indiana statute for online solicitation.

    Turns out they turned it over to the US Secret Service and they were more than happy to oblige. Shortly after that, Rick came back online and we realized that he was not lost and a meet was still possible. We set up my computer so the Special Agent could monitor some of my chats and help me out with the specifics on the location that we chose. I came up with the story and they provided the intel.

    Two months after the fact, Rick made the meet. Only to be greeted by the USSS instead of a 12 yr old girl. He had even seen media of events like this going down, yet he was still compelled to take a 12 yr old girl's virginity. This on top of him have 3 daughters of his own and one 2 yrs OLDER than the girl he went to molest.

    The USSS were awesome to work with. We all owe them a debt of gratitude for all the work they do. And one last word, g0dd_S, my verifier for this bust, ROCKS!

    This is our 97th conviction since June of 2004 and our 57th conviction for the year 2006 thus far. This also marks yet another new state that our evidence has netted a conviction in.