Former Information Technology Specialist at the Department of Veteran Affairs John Gerard Krantz was sentenced to 12 years in prison for using the internet to attempt to entice a minor to engage in sex.
The Lake Worth, Florida man will also have 10 years of supervised release after he gets out of prison.
It seems that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received 16 tips in four months about a Lake Worth man who was approaching underage girls on MySpace. That’s when the police got involved. They posed as a 14-year-old girl on MySpace. Krantz is said to have approached the ‘girl’ on MySpace and was told repeatedly that the girl was 14. That didn’t stop him from sending explicit videos of himself. And being an IT guy he instructed the girl on how to cover his tracks.
Not surprisingly child porn was found in his house.
You would think that an IT guy would realize how skilled law enforcement is in these matters. Then again I’ve worked for some companies where I was a better IT guy then the people they hired.