The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The 12 year old 'new kid' in a Arizonia court who turned out to actually be 30 and a sex offender (previous post) has plead guilty to 7 charges, including two that involved his gig as a pretend teenager.

Authorities didn't find any victims of sexual abuse at the schools 30-year-old Neil Havens Rodreick II attended. But when Rodreick's ruse was discovered in January 2007, they found an extensive collection of child pornography at his home.

Rodreick had originally faced 28 counts, but pleaded guilty to only a quarter of them Friday in Yavapai County Superior Court in northern Arizona, according to a plea agreement document obtained Wednesday. Rodreick pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor stemming from the pornography, as well as one count each of failure to register as a sex offender, fraud and simple assault.

The felony fraud and misdemeanor assault charge are the only ones that stem from Rodreick's involvement at schools. Authorities say he enrolled in school under fraudulent pretenses, and that he grabbed a girl's buttocks at a charter school in Prescott Valley with the intent to injure, insult or provoke.
Despite his guilty plea, sentencing hasn't been had yet and therefore we aren't sure what sort of punishment he's likely to get, although the most severe charge against him carries a max sentence of 21 years in prison. I'm not holding my breath for that.

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