• Conviction - mr_b_jones2 - Long Beach, California

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 12/19/2010 7:00 AM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 12/19/2010 7:00 AM PST

    mr_b_jones2 (3:25:20 PM): so too bad you wernt alittle older we could hook up
    greendaychickk (3:25:31 PM): :(
    mr_b_jones2 (3:25:39 PM): i am divorced looking for a good girl to be with
    mr_b_jones2 (3:25:54 PM): would you ever be with a guy my age?
    greendaychickk (3:26:31 PM): mebee
    mr_b_jones2 (3:26:48 PM): yea well you would have to get to know me huh
    greendaychickk (3:26:59 PM): yea
    mr_b_jones2 (3:27:09 PM): you are very hott thats for sure
    mr_b_jones2 (3:27:23 PM): what are you looking for?
    mr_b_jones2 (3:27:49 PM): just friends?boyfriend? just friends and fool around? what?
    greendaychickk (3:27:56 PM): some1 nice
    mr_b_jones2 (3:28:01 PM): thats cool
    mr_b_jones2 (3:28:09 PM): thats me:D
    mr_b_jones2 (3:28:37 PM): im looking for a girl that is nice not mean and someone that is not a man hater
    mr_b_jones2 (3:28:49 PM): i want romance
    greendaychickk (3:29:11 PM): kewl
    greendaychickk (3:29:16 PM): i dont like haters
    mr_b_jones2 (3:29:26 PM): i dont either
    mr_b_jones2 (3:29:33 PM): i like to live a drama free life
    Getting arrested and convicted for this type of crime is the absolute worst way to live a drama-free life, Jerry.

    Jerry was arrested way back in January 2006 in Riverside California, filmed as part of the third To Catch a Predator sting. Nearly five years ago. He was charged with an attempted lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14, and in the fall of 2009, he was finally convicted by a jury of his peers for that crime. The contributor report that follows was sent to me after that trial concluded over one year ago.... and then Mr. Griffitt decided to appeal. Unsurprisingly, the good jury's verdict was upheld, and Griffitt's only achievement was dragging out California justice even longer.

    He received a year in county jail with 60 days credit for time served and three years probation. He has to pay significant fines and restitutions, receive sex offender treatment, submit to searches of his person and property at any time, along with a long list of other restrictions. He has to submit a DNA sample, and of course, he has to register as a sex offender.

    Contributor notes from Almond Joy
    Jerry was arrested as part of the Dateline to Catch a Predator Riverside, CA episode on 1/7/2006. That episode resulted in over 50 arrests across a three day period.

    Jerry opted for his right to a trial by jury and it drug out until July of 2009. He was promptly found guilty by said jury and was sentenced to 360 days in the pen. He also has 36 months of probation, along with registering as a Sex Offender. He must also pay court costs and pay for his own RSO counseling, as ordered by the court. Along with all that he has a long list of things he cannot do and people he cannot be around. His internet usage is limited to work only. He must give a list of all screen names he uses to his Probation Officer so he can be monitored.

    I would like to thank the Riverside County Sheriff and District Attorney Offices. ADA Hunter Taylor did a fine job presenting the evidence to the jury and getting the conviction. He hung in there through all the delays and I was impressed with his tenacity.

    This is our 523rd conviction since June of 2004 and our 23rd conviction for 2010.