• Conviction - wi11s_atm - Los Angeles, California

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 1/4/2007 5:41 PM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 1/4/2007 6:12 PM PST

    wi11s_atm (09/09/06 12:10:03 AM): On ur street
    wi11s_atm (09/09/06 12:12:54 AM): U comin outside.? Meet me at tha stop sign
    La'Lilya (09/09/06 12:13:15 AM): i got my hair in a towel
    La'Lilya (09/09/06 12:13:20 AM): i cant go all out there
    wi11s_atm (09/09/06 12:13:34 AM): Come 2 tha door
    wi11s_atm (09/09/06 12:13:37 AM): Who's there.?
    La'Lilya (09/09/06 12:13:39 AM): k
    wi11s_atm (09/09/06 12:13:58 AM): U comin.

    Well, it didn't quite work out like that, for ol' Brandon.

    And 2007 starts off pretty quickly with a conviction. Brandon Williams arrived at our Long Beach sting operation and was arrested for trying to meet and make a girlfriend out of an ELEVEN year old decoy. Yeah, quite creepy.

    He will receive five years probation, time served, sixty days of Caltrans, and registration as a sexual offender. It is what we call the \"Long Beach Special.\" One judge is hearing all the cases and due to discretionary sentencing, is giving pretty much the same sentence to everyone, whether they came for a 14 year old or an 11 year old.

    Nothing we can do about that except compare and contrast it to other California arrests we've had where almost every other predator has gotten between 3 months to 5 years in jail. Once again, discretionary sentencing gives all the power to the judge. If you don't like sentences like this as a reader, remember the term \"discretionary sentencing\" when you see ballot measures removing it.

    Notes from the Contributor, Tyrone
    Brandon Williams originally found my persona while I was \"trolling\" for our Petaluma, CA sting operation. While he was unable to travel and meet the fine LEO's in Petaluma, he did drive a considerable distance {from Salt Lake City, Utah to Long Beach, CA} to meet our LEO friends in Long Beach, CA.

    Brandon did what many do, he initiated contact with a random webcam invite, he wasn't patient enough to wait for \"Lily\" to accept that invite and started IM'ing me. As expected, upon accepting his invite I was met with a close up of his exposed genitals via his web cam. Though quickly given the age of \"almost 12\", Brandon continued to broadcast himself in this manner for nearly AN HOUR to 11 year old \"Lily\".

    There had been some skepticism that an 11 year old female would be hit on, \"Lily\" had a very developed online personality, thanks to our Content Creators and therefore blended easily on the web with the thousands of real children her age that are out there, maybe even your own. He encouraged her to tell her friends about their \"relationship\", he posted revealing comments about their \"relationship\" on her MySpace. He's an example of just how careless some of these predators are. A 26 year old man openly flirting with his 11 year old \"girl friend\", thinking nothing of it.

    Luckily \"Lily\" wasn't a real 11 year old girl. What \"Lily\" is .... is a reminder to parents out there to monitor their childrens online activities. If you see something that seems out of place, talk to them, perhaps review the PeeJ Tour for Parents, trust your gut. Brandon was bold, Brandon was brazen, Brandon was obscene and determined. Now Brandon is convicted, sentenced, a probationer and a registered sex offender.

    This is our 122nd conviction since June of 2004 and our 1st conviction of the year for 2007! Of course, we expect that number to grow quickly, as we are anticipating having more convictions this year than the 81 convictions we had for 2006.