• Conviction - tim_arthur2001 - Owosso, Michigan

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 1/4/2009 1:39 AM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 1/4/2009 1:39 AM PST

    tim_arthur2001 (01/21/08 2:11:36 AM): im to lonly
    decoy name (01/21/08 2:11:39 AM): oh
    decoy name (01/21/08 2:11:57 AM): no
    tim_arthur2001 (01/21/08 2:12:02 AM): no wut/?
    decoy name (01/21/08 2:12:12 AM): no one to talk to?
    tim_arthur2001 (01/21/08 2:12:29 AM): that and no one to kiss,cudle,,,,ect...
    decoy name (01/21/08 2:12:41 AM): that sucks
    tim_arthur2001 (01/21/08 2:12:49 AM): yea it does
    tim_arthur2001 (01/21/08 2:13:19 AM): i do have one pic that i can send to u right now till i get my program downloaded and working but its nude lmao
    decoy name (01/21/08 2:13:27 AM): oh lol
    decoy name (01/21/08 2:13:30 AM): ok
    tim_arthur2001 (01/21/08 2:14:54 AM): u see it?
    decoy name (01/21/08 2:15:33 AM): omg it looks big
    tim_arthur2001 (01/21/08 2:15:48 AM): it is ;)
    tim_arthur2001 (01/21/08 2:16:16 AM): u like?
    decoy name (01/21/08 2:16:22 AM): yea
    decoy name (01/21/08 2:16:24 AM): lol
    tim_arthur2001 (01/21/08 2:16:52 AM): i'd be willin to give ya a ride on it if u wont rat me out;)
    My, the romantic charity.

    Timothy Arthur apparently only had one picture of himself while he was talking to what he thought was a 13 year old girl. Yes, you guessed it, happened to be a nude picture of himself. Usually, we dislike seeing random penises, but working with the Michigan Attorney General's office really improves our outlook on it. His transmission of that image was enough for him to be charged under Michigan law, without needing to show up. We love Michigan.

    Arthur was given six months jail, five years probation and RSO status.

    Contributor notes from Marge Arita
    Timothy Arthur approached my decoy in January 2008 during the build up for the Michigan sting. Eleven minutes in to our first conversation he sent a pornographic image of himself and sealed his fate. Although we only exchanged IMs a few times, Timothy Arthur stated that he wanted to meet my decoy for sex. He did not show at the bust house but his conversations with my decoy and the image he sent were enough for the Michigan Attorney General's office to issue a warrant for his arrest. Timothy Arthur was charged with two felony counts of soliciting a minor for sex over the internet and one felony count disseminating obscene material to a minor. He accepted a plea agreement, plead guilty and was sentenced to the following terms:

    60 mos probation
    First 6 mos. Jail (1 day credit)
    75 hours community service

    Probation conditions (in addition to the usual):

    No minor contact - except daughter and family members (supervised)
    No internet/computer possession/usage
    No drugs/alcohol (urine testing)
    Sex offender counseling - mental counseling
    Curfew 11p-6a
    Warrantless search

    Having worked several stings and Information First areas I must say that Michigan has been my favorite state to work so far. Knowing that the Michigan Attorney General's office is doing everything they can to make the Internet safer for the kids that live in Michigan is a wonderful feeling for those of us who have helped them. I wish a lot of states, including my own, would look at what the Michigan AG's office is doing and learn from them.

    Special thanks to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox and everyone in his office and also to the Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office for making the arrest. Keep up the great work!

    This is our 307th conviction since June of 2004 and our 4th conviction for 2009 thus far.