• Conviction - red387peter - Canyon County, Idaho

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 10/26/2009 8:36 PM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 10/26/2009 8:36 PM PST

    red387peter (11/22/08 10:52:56 PM): its ok mess all you want 17/m/w vally
    rubyslippers013 (11/22/08 10:53:17 PM): no way
    red387peter (11/22/08 10:53:21 PM): jst want to chat and make friends
    red387peter (11/22/08 10:54:05 PM): no way to what
    rubyslippers013 (11/22/08 10:54:27 PM): u look lots oder than 17 in that little picture
    red387peter (11/22/08 10:55:05 PM): made me look oldr
    rubyslippers013 (11/22/08 10:55:11 PM): no way
    red387peter (11/22/08 10:55:39 PM): ya thats wha i will look when im in my 30s
    rubyslippers013 (11/22/08 10:55:49 PM): so how old r u really?
    red387peter (11/22/08 10:56:51 PM): 21 is that ok i just want to b friends nothing more
    Ah yes, it's the classic \"pretend to be younger to earn their trust and appear more attractive\" routine. If you just want to be friends, then why do you have to change your age, Arthur?

    Arthur Gene Schmierer certainly did not want to be friends. He planned out extremely twisted schemes to abduct a 13 year old girl and to profit off her rape. He pled guilty in Idaho to avoid federal charges, and as part of the deal, he was forced to admit to having victimized real children. Schmierer is a very dangerous man, and we hope his registration as a sex offender, upon release from prison, will help protect children from any future victimization.

    Contributor notes from Blue Bonnet
    This guy wanted a 13 year old to work - earning money by making porn movies. He planned how the child would run away from home to live with him in his 18-wheeler. He planned to dye her hair and told her to stay out of pictures for holiday events so that law enforcement would not have a recent picture of her.

    He had already met under age girls from the internet before. Schmierer actually told on himself for his first case of meeting real kids. In the spring of 2008 he called the police on the girls when he suspected that they had taken money from his wallet while they were at his house. When the sheriffs office realized that Schmierer had chatted with the under age girls online they arrested him. While he waited for his sentencing in that case he contacted my persona and later ICAC in Idaho contacted him, making a third case after the Iron County, Utah's Sheriff's office alerted them about Schmierer.

    Arthur Gene Schmierer was sentenced to two counts of Child Enticement over the internet, one count on the Idaho enticement case and the other on the chat posted here. Schmierer received five years fixed on each count, both judgments to be served consecutive. He will do at least 10 years fixed before being eligible for parole. He is also required to register as a sex offender when he is released. He pleaded guilty on Idaho state charges to avoid federal charges that would have brought twice the sentence he received.

    So many agencies worked together to make this arrest and I want to be sure to thank them all. The Iron County Sheriff's office in Utah contacted Idaho with the chat posted here. Det. Matt Tucker of the Canyon County Sheriff's office in Idaho took the case. He had worked the previous case Schmierer had with the girls and was already familiar with Schmierer. I also want to thank the Canyon County, Idaho Sheriff's office and Prosecutor John Bujak. I am also very grateful to the FBI in Boise, Idaho, the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Nampa Police Department, the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Attorney General's Office and the United States Attorney's Office. Red Wagon was a most awesome verifier for this case. I also want to thank DMO - the help he gave me was a major key to used prove this case.

    This is our 344th conviction since June of 2004, our 41st conviction for 2009, and our 4th conviction in Idaho thus far.