• Other Resolutions - aGreatGuy - Beverly, Massachusetts
    File originally posted on 1/7/2016 8:01 PM PST [Link to File]
    Other Resolution Report made 1/20/2016 11:00 AM PST

    aGreatGuy: what grade r u in? 7?
    Sharra 13 NY: yes
    aGreatGuy: do you like it?
    Sharra 13 NY: no lol
    aGreatGuy: why not
    Sharra 13 NY: i dunno it just sucks sometimes
    Sharra 13 NY: too much homework and im not in with the cool kids i guess so sometimes there mean
    aGreatGuy: im a principal, so I'm just interested
    Sharra 13 NY: lol i hate going to the principles office
    aGreatGuy: do you get sent often?
    Sharra 13 NY: no but nobody ever goes there for good things
    aGreatGuy: at our school, I get to see kids for good things
    aGreatGuy: thw assistant principal does discipline
    Sharra 13 NY: really? why would u want to see the good kids?
    aGreatGuy: for honor roll, mtg with class officers , things like that
    Sharra 13 NY: lol i'd never go to the office then
    aGreatGuy: sometimes I just invite random kids to have lunch and talk

    Not anymore, he won't.

    Normally whenever we post a log on our website, it is of a person that has been convicted in their state. Unfortunately, that won't be the case in Edward Rozmiarek's case.

    In November 2015, while we were working an area in rural New York for the purposes of getting some arrests, Edward hit up one of our decoys using the screenname "aGreatGuy."

    For the next few weeks, he slowly worked at befriending our 13 year old decoy, before moving on to talk of a sexual nature. However, due to the distance and Edward's paranoia, he was unwilling to make the trip over to New York. This meant our contact there was unable to arrest him, due to Edward living in Massachusetts.

    During the conversation, Rozmiarek made no attempt to hide his profession, openly and honestly talking about his job as a principal. In most cases doing decoy work, we often feel like we can take months and months to hold conversations... but after it became apparent that Rozmiarek wasn't going to travel to New York, we knew we had to contact local law enforcement in his area.

    We contacted the Beverly Police Department in Massachusetts and gave them our evidence so they could launch whatever investigation they felt appropriate. They worked with the district employing Rozmiarek to ensure he would no longer be working there and then searched his house.

    The DA in Massachusetts has declined to prosecute, citing that Massachusetts law requires active enticement to Massachusetts, which the log doesn't have. Because we couldn't get him to cross into New York, he couldn't be arrested. Since he didn't offer or want to take the decoy across state lines into Massachusetts, he couldn't be arrested.

    Had Rozmiarek been in most other states, he could have been arrested. In most states, simply communicating sexually with someone you believe to be a minor IS a crime. Unfortunately, the laws do vary greatly from state to state. There is little uniformity across the country in regards to this issue, from what constitutes an offense to the amount of time someone will serve.

    Hopefully in the future Massachusetts will strengthen their laws and make it so the act of conversing sexually with a minor is prosecuted in a manner consistent with most of the rest of the country.

    For now though, the outcome that Edward Rozmiarek has been fired, that the media has reported why, and now that his words and actions online have been documented... he won't get that dream job of being a principal of an elementary school.

    After all, as Rozmiarek himself wrote...

    Sharra 13 NY: why do u want to go to the elementary school
    aGreatGuy: first, the kids are generally cuter, nicer... you don't have to deal with the kind of discipline problems you mentioned

    A perfect outcome? Nope. But a result that should be good enough.