Man accused of using MySpace to lure girl sentenced:
I originally posted about Brian Salisbury here. He’s the guy from Syracuse who pleaded guilty to trying to solicit a 9-year-old girl over MySpace for sex.
Last week he was sentenced to 3-6 for attempted child solicitation and 5 years for disseminating indecent materials to a minor.
Don’t get too excited though. The sentences will run concurrently. He’ll also have to spend a whole 5 years on the sex offender registry.
So as usual he’ll be out in plenty of time to offend again. Registry be damned.
Syracuse man admits trying to lure girl into sex through her MySpace page:
27-year-old Brian Salisbury of Syracuse, New York pleaded guilty to state felony charges of attempted luring a child and first-degree disseminating indecent material to a minor.
Salisbury admitted to trying to lure a 9-year-old girl into sex over MySpace. The 9-year-old girl was smart enough to tell her mother who in turn contacted police. Again while the girl was unharmed a 9-year-old should never be on MySpace.
Salisbury entered a plea deal with the state in order to try to avoid federal charges which would allegedly carry a heftier sentence. However the feds have the last say in the matter and can pursue charges against him if they so choose.
However the problem that I have is that Salisbury was driven to the rendezvous point by a level 3 sex offender who a grand jury decided not to file charges against. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? A registered sex offender was driving a predator to a meeting with a 9-year-old girl. Do you really think he was only there to act as a chaperon?
To make matters worse Salisbury is only looking at 5 years. Again child predators and sex offenders are not being taken seriously by the courts and I want to know the real reason why that is.