For once the California justice system did not drop the ball as Joshua Threlkeld was sentenced to 100 years in prison.
Threlkeld posed on MySpace as a 14-year-old girl named Sarah Miller to gain the confidence of underage girls then convince them to model for her ‘friend’. Some of the girls were molested by Threlkeld and some of his child porn victims were as young as 11. His victims stretched far and wide across the country and went even as far as Canada and the UK. His victims may have even numbered in the 100 range mark.
As far as I can recollect Threlkeld has received the longest sentence for social network related crimes.
It would be great to see even more predators like Mr. Classy Neck Tattoo get sentences like this.
Man guilty of exploiting, abusing girls found online:
I’ve posted about 34-year-old Joshua David Threlkeld many times before in the past. To make a long story short Threlkeld of Orange County California posed on MySpace as a 14-year-old girl named Sarah Miller. Threlkeld would then use the persona of the girl in order to gain the confidence of other underage girls and would convince them that they should be models. That’s when Mr. Neck Tattoo would either get the girls to send explicit photos of themselves or he would take the photos himself pretending he had a modeling agency. Some of his victims were as young as 11 and his victims are said to be in the hundreds. He even molested some of the girls he took pictures of. Some of his victims were even from Canada and the UK.
This week a Riverside County court convicted him of 79 felonies. He is looking at life when he is sentenced next month. Hopefully California won’t drop the ball on his sentencing as there is obviously no hope for rehabilitation for this scumbag.
Here we have some more details on Mr. Neck Tattoo Child Molester (allegedly) Joshua Threlkeld.
I’ve already explained his modeling scam. Check out what happened (allegedly) at one of his ‘modeling sessions’…
One of the girls said Threlkeld also drove her to a condo in Palm Springs, according to Weinstein’s declaration, and took pictures of her in a see-through yellow gown. But then, after a few photographs, he said the camera broke. With her mother on welfare and three months behind on the rent, the girl became upset she wasn’t going to be paid for the modeling shoot, according to the declaration. Threlkeld took the girl into the shower, where he had sex with her, according to the declaration. “He then paid her $120 and took her home,” Weinstein wrote.
That girl was 13 or 14 years old at the time. That is the definition of predatory. And speaking of his neck tattoo…
Just before Threlkeld was arrested, he added to his already extensive tattoo collection. Across the front of his neck he had these words tattooed in cursive – backward. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
That’s from Dr. Seuss.
Nothing says creepy and possibly satanic child molester like a backwards tattoo of a children’s book on your neck.
I originally posted about Joshua Threlkeld here and here.
He’s the man from Southern California who posed as a 13-year-old girl named Sara on MySpace in order to pull the model scam to get underage girls to send him explicit pictures of themselves.
He has at least 80 victims in at least 3 different countries all under the age of 18.
He is also facing rape charges as well.
He has been ordered to stand trial for 23 of the 149 counts against him. The other counts may be coming.
He’s looking at several life sentences. Hopefully he’ll get at least one of them.
Man pleads not guilty in MySpace child porn case:
I originally posted about 32-year-old Joshua David Threlkeld of Orange County, California here. He’s accused of being one of the most prolific child pornographers on MySpace. He’s accused of posing as a 14-year-old girl named Sarah Miller on MySpace in order to gain the confidence of underage girls, some as young as 11. He would then tell them that he has a friend that wanted them to model for him. In some cases he’s also accused of molesting some of his victims.
Hic victims are said to be in at least 11 states in the US and he may even have victims as far-reaching as the UK and Canada.
He had 13 more counts this slapped on him this week bringing the total to a whopping 149. Monday he pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.
His crimes are so prolific that he’s facing multiple life sentences if convicted. Maybe for once a sex offender will be kept behind bars long enough that he won’t re-offend.
Authorities seek victims of MySpace sex scam:
The gentleman over there with the classy neck tattoos is one 32-year-old Joshua David Threlkeld of Orange County, California. He’s accused of posing as a 14-year-old girl on MySpace who went by the name of Sarah Miller. He would allegedly use this persona to gain the confidence of underage girls then convince them that a ‘friend’ of hers wants them to model for them. Threlkeld would then pick up the girls take nude pictures of them and in some cases sexually assault them. He would claim that he ran a studio called Model-508 Studio.
Outside of the girls he’s accused of molesting in California authorities believe that he may also have victims as far reaching as Canada and the UK and may have over 100 victims.
Threlkeld has been charged with with kidnapping with the intent to commit sexual acts, oral copulation and sexual assault with a minor and employing a minor to produce pornography.
Potential victims are being asked to contact the SAFE Team at 866-723-3595 or on the Web Site www.rivcosafe.org.
Again the fake modeling scam claims more victims.
Parents please educate your children that real modeling agencies do not use MySpace. Even if they give you the *sigh* I KNOW routine tell them anyway. Forewarned is forearmed.