Court nixes sentence in Pa. MySpace sex case:
In 2010 a then 33-year-old Michael E. Begin of Bradford, Pennsylvania was arrested for soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl online. He posed as a 20-year-old Marine sniper who also happened to be of Cherokee descent. When he was arrested at the meeting place he had condoms, handcuffs and a knife in his possession. Last year he was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.
Now the fake sniper but real predator will be receiving a new sentence…
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says a federal judge didn’t consider arguments from Michael Begin’s defense attorney that the sentence might be unduly harsh.
Unduly harsh? You have got to be kidding me. Investigators put a stop to what could have been the brutal rape, torture and murder of a 14-year-old girl and they want to talk about how a 20 year prison sentence is unduly harsh to a scumbag child predator? At the time of his arrest he was already a registered sex offender for charges of corruption of minors, indecent assault and indecent exposure in 2000.This is just one of the many things that is wrong with our justice system.
With any luck he’ll get an even longer sentence but I doubt that will happen.
NW Pa. man gets 20 years in MySpace teen case:
I originally posted about Michael Begin of Bradford, Pennsylvania here. He’s the dude in his early 30s who was posing as a 20-year-old Marine sniper on MySpace who also happened to be Cherokee. He was using that huge raft of bullshit in order to entice a 14-year-old girl into meeting him for sex (child rape). Luckily the girl’s mom was paying attention and called the FBI.
The FBI then posed as the girl and set up the meeting with Sgt. Lyingpig who had handcuffs on him when he was arrested. He was also a registered sex offender.
Now he’s a current convict as this week he was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty last October. 20 years in hell for a known creeper. He’ll wish he really had some of those Marine skills.
33-year-old Michael E. Begin of Bradford, Pennsylvania allegedly told a 14-year-old girl over MySpace that he was a 20-year-old Marine sniper of Cherokee descent.
No word if the girl was actually buying his bullshit because mom was monitoring the girl’s MySpace (go mom) and reported the explicit messages that Begin was allegedly sending to the Pittsburgh FBI office.
Authorities set up a meeting with Begin posing as the girl and when he was arrested he was said to have condoms, a knife and handcuffs in his possession.
Begin is a registered sex offender. He was charged in 2000 with corruption of minors, indecent assault and indecent exposure.
Both the girl and the FBI reportedly mentioned that the girl was 14 however when Begin was arrested he said that her age ‘did not register with him’.
I’m sure his alleged offenses will register with his new roommates.