Late last year 25-year-old Hugo Galindo Gonzalez of the Los Angeles area pleaded guilty to a federal felony charge of using the Internet to transmit information about a minor. That’s obviously a plea deal because what really ‘allegedly’ happened is that Gonzalez had sex (child rape) with a 14-year-old girl. Gonzalez used MySpace to stay in touch with the girl. Under the terms of the plea deal, Gonzalez is only looking at 5 years.
Gonzalez is arguing for a ‘boot camp’ rather than jail time because he alleges that this was “a single occurrence that was committed without significant planning.”
Um…yeah, except that Gonzalez was on the internet claiming to be a teen looking for dates for his ‘older cousin’. He also would offer the teens drugs or booze in order to get them to have sex with him. I don’t know about you but that sounds like very significant planning to me. How about you?
He’s also said to have told the teens that ‘age is just a number’, the credo of the child molester.
It seems he has somewhat of a support group as well…
Friends of the defendant have written to U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz, who is set to impose sentence this afternoon, vouching for Gonzalez’s character.
I never knew that so many people were in support of a man raping a 14-year-old girl. As usual, I expect his supporters here claiming the girl lied about her age.
A 5-year sentence is a joke for predators like this. Someone has to take a no-tolerance stance when it comes to child molesters like this.