Michael Ramos pleads guilty

Man accused in MySpace luring agrees to plead guilty:

This is a follow-up to the story of Michael Ramos, the man who was stung by a group of teenage boys…

FONTANA – A man arrested after traveling to a park to allegedly have sex with an imaginary girl conjured up by teens on MySpace.com agreed to a very real deal with prosecutors on Wednesday.

Fontana resident Michael Ramos, 48, was taken into custody in early March after trying to meet who he thought was a 15-year-old girl named Jessica. He’d been chatting with ‘her’ for weeks on MySpace.

The girl actually was a fake account set up by a group of boys looking to cheer up a friend who recently had broken up with a girlfriend.

After the boys spied on Ramos at the park, they called police, who arrested him.

On Wednesday, Ramos agreed to plead guilty to one count of an attempted lewd act with a child aged 14 or 15 and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

He will be sentenced July 26, at which time a judge will rule on the details of the plea as well as a probation officer’s recommendations, said Prosecutor Karen Martinez of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.

Other terms of the agreement that could be imposed include five years of probation and a list of prohibited search terms on his home computer, she said.

There’s a link to his MySpace on the original entry and it’s still up.