Andre Johnson sentenced

Man guilty of sex with teen met on MySpace loses bid for lenience in Lake County court:

Back in July I posted about Andre Johnson. He’s a 30-year-old man from Ohio that was on parole for the rape of a 14-year-old girl when he raped another 14-year-old girl. Johnson had met his most recent victim through the girl’s sister but maintained a relationship with her on MySpace.

Now he’s been sentenced. He has to serve out the remainder of his original sentence and a judge tacked 8 years on to that for his most recent crime.

During Thursday’s hearing, Johnson asked the judge to give him a break. Judge Lucci told Johnson he had already been given that chance when he was paroled on the first crime.

I love it how multiple offenders think they deserve a break.

Anyway, Johnson will also be a lifelong registered sex offender.

Media fueling MySpace hysteria

Sexual predator gets close to his target on MySpace:

The headline is kind of misleading but I’m getting a head of myself.

30-year-old Andre Johnson of Eastlake, Ohio was already on probation for improper sexual conduct with a 14-year-old. Apparently that wasn’t enough of a deterrent. He’s now accused of breaking into the bedroom of another 14-year-old girl and raping her.

He denies that the sex was rape, but admits he was so drunk and high that he barely remembers the evening.

Like that makes it better.

And here’s where MySpace comes into play.

The two originally met through the teen’s older sister, but detectives say the relationship was further established by chatting back and forth on MySpace.

So while Mr. Johnson is a grade A scumbag and deserves everything he gets MySpace was barely involved in this incident and was not the conduit for this predator to meet his victim.

Sensationalistic journalism at its worst.