• Conviction - awaltherslong - Muskegon, Michigan

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 10/29/2009 12:40 AM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 10/29/2009 12:40 AM PST

    awaltherslong (10/17/08 8:08:15 PM): can i call u
    decoy name (10/17/08 8:08:53 PM): why?
    awaltherslong (10/17/08 8:09:12 PM): id feel more comfortable
    decoy name (10/17/08 8:09:36 PM): you just playing games?
    decoy name (10/17/08 8:10:08 PM): whats your real name?
    decoy name (10/17/08 8:10:52 PM): well?
    decoy name (10/17/08 8:11:49 PM): are you there?
    decoy name (10/17/08 8:12:03 PM): how do i know it is you when you call if you dont tell me your name?
    awaltherslong (10/17/08 8:12:43 PM): im just nervous u ever see that one show on tv where they bust guys meeting younger gurls

    It was very difficult to pick out a selection of chat to highlight, as it's many, many pages of the same thing over and over. Andrew Walthers cared about nothing more than getting off on the idea of raping a minor, though he thought he was very clever by trying to figure out whether or not the decoy was law enforcement. It is quite clear that he would have shown had the chat been pursued further. He was not clever enough, however, as he did not realize that in Michigan, there is plenty you can be arrested for without ever leaving the keyboard. Even worse for him, the proactive Michigan AG's office pursues every predator it can under these tough laws.

    Andrew Walthers was sentenced to 14 months in jail and he will have to register as a sex offender for life upon release from prison.

    Contributor notes from Marge Arita
    During our stings in Michigan we have had many repeat pervs. Andrew Walthers was another perv that hit us up during more than one Michigan sting.

    Andrew Walthers first met up with contributor Sherry Twist during the build up for our March 2008 sting near Detroit. He chatted several times with Sherry and he masturbated on webcam while chatting with her. I was trolling during the build up for our October 2008 Grand Rapids sting when Andrew Walthers hit me up. The chats he had with me were more graphic than the ones he had with Sherry. This was because Sherry and I were portraying two different types of kids. He also masturbated on cam during the chats I had with him.

    In Michigan a perv does not have to show at the bust house to be arrested. Pervs can be arrested for having a sexual chat and/or sending porn to a minor. Sending porn includes exposing themselves on webcam. Evidence collected during our chats with Andrew Walthers was given to the Michigan Attorney General's Office. He was later arrested and took the plea agreement that was offered to him. He received a minimum of 14 months in prison and he will be a registered sex offender upon his release.

    Thanks to the Michigan AG's office and all of the law enforcement agencies involved. They are an awesome group of people to work with!

    This is our 354th conviction since June of 2004, our 50th conviction for 2009, and our 29th conviction in Michigan thus far.