Michael Zbonski pleads not guilty

Man charged in MySpace case pleads not guilty to molestation:

Michael Zbonski, who I told you about here, has pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges…

A Blue Island man accused of molesting an Antioch Township girl he met through her posting on MySpace.com pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lake County circuit court.

Michael Zbonski, 20, faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Assistant State’s Attorney Bolling Haxall said Zbonski began communicating with the 14-year-old girl through the Web site more than a year ago.

Her father at one point told Zbonski to leave her alone because of her age, Haxall said.

Zbonski traveled to Antioch Township on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 and molested the girl in a parking lot near her home, authorities said.

A friend of the victim witnessed some of the contact between Zbonski and the girl, police said.

Associate Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Zbonksi, who is free on a signature bond, to appear in court again July 17.

Zbonski’s MySpace is still up and running.

Michael R. Zbonski

Man charged with abusing girl he met on MySpace:

A Blue Island man has been charged with seven counts of criminal sexual abuse involving a 14-year-old Antioch girl he met on the popular Web site MySpace.com, authorities said Wednesday.

Michael R. Zbonski, 20, and the girl had been communicating online for a year or more, officials said.

Pat Fix, chief of the cybercrimes unit of the Lake County state’s attorney’s office, said Zbonski is accused of having sexual relations with the girl on Jan. 28 and 29.

Fix would not say where the incidents took place, but she said the girl’s parents called the Lake Villa Police Department some time after the two met in person.

Authorities interviewed numerous people and conducted a forensic examination of the girl’s computer before filing charges. Fix would not say what they found but credited investigator Mark Pleasant of the state’s attorney’s office.

Zbonski has been released on a recognizance bond. He is not permitted to see the girl or have any unsupervised visits with anyone younger than 17.

If convicted, Zbonski could get 7 years in prison for each charge, officials said.

And here is Mikey’s MySpace profile. You know, when I was 20 I was trying to date girls older than me not 6 years younger. What’s wrong with you scumbags?

Welcome to the Rogues Gallery Mikey. I know you’ll hate it. Mikey hates everything, except sex with underage girls.