• Conviction - milw_male2002 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 5/13/2005 11:57 AM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 9/14/2006 1:17 PM PST

    It's always doubly disgusting when they use a pic of a kid to help them lure another kid.

    Three major myths are often bandied about regarding the site. This case kills all three with one stone. The first myth is that we don't catch \"real predators.\" It's a ridiculous claim and always has been. This is yet another example of a real predator. Miguel Miranda is a sex offender, he had assaulted a girl offline in 1990 sexually.

    Second, that PeeJ convictions don't receive jail time. We have a myriad of convictions. Some have received hefty jail time, some have not. It depends on the state, the sentencing guidelines and the judge on the case. This is a case where Miguel Miranda has received a very harsh punishment, one that exceeds quite a few cases of molestation of a real child. He will receive an eight year term, four in jail, four under strict supervised probation. After which, he will then be deported.

    Third, that cases from stings that were media-only could not be prosecuted. Waukesha County DA Paul Bucher knew better and was pro-active enough to step forward and say \"I can prosecute these men.\" He is a great prosecutor, a pro-active prosecutor and a credit to his profession. His decision to not just let the Milwaukee men \"fade into the night\" from the sting well over a year ago was wise. Had he, this man would have still been on the street, somewhere. He is an example that the nation would later follow, as seen on our Dateline specials.

    Notes from the Contributor, Almond Joy
    Miguel found my decoy profile during a Group Media Bust with John Mercure of WTMJ in Wisconsin in May of 2005. Within 4 minutes of initiating the chat he asked \"13 yr old Bettie\" if she liked sex. Within 7 minutes he asked if she would like to try oral sex with him. Within an hour and a half he was on his way to the house to have sex with what he believed to be a 13 year old child. Luckily he meet John Mercure instead. At the time Law Enforcement was not involved so Miguel was free to go, or so he thought. An arrest warrant was later issued by District Attorney Paul Bucher of Waukesha county. Miguel fled to Oklahoma and was captured in 2006 in Oklahoma. After being extradited back to Wisconsin he faced the consequences of his actions. On September 13th he was sentenced to 8 years, 4 of those to be served in the State Dept of Corrections, 4 on supervised probation after he is released, however he will likely face deportation back to Mexico .

    I am quite pleased with this sentence and beyond pleased with the work of the Waukesha county District Attorney's office and Sheriff's Dept. They are very proactive in bringing sexual predators to justice and recognize the danger that Internet predators present. Miguel was a previous Sex Offender who was charged with Third Degree Sexual Assault in 1990.

    This is our 80th conviction since June of 2004 and our 40th conviction for the year 2006 thus far. This is Almond Joy's seventh conviction since joining the site, her second in the last week additionally. Updated conviction map follows.