I originally posted about 39-year-old Michael G. Meany Jr. of Metairie, Louisiana here. Back then I posted about how he was arrested for soliciting a 15-year-old girl on MySpace and that police didn’t have to look too hard for him because he was already in jail for a similar crime. ‘Similar crime’ was an understatement.
It turns out that Meany not only solicited the girl over MySpace but also exchanged explicit pictures with the girl and went to Mississippi to have sex (child rape) with the girl. Yes, even in Mississippi the age of consent is 16. But it doesn’t end there.
Meany also has claimed to cyberstalked a 13-year-old girl from Maine and again the term ‘stalked’ is an understatement…
In one instance involving a 13-year-old girl from Brewer, Maine, for example, Meany said he kept notes showing he “attempted to control all aspect of Victim 3’s life by monitoring her online activity (and) monitoring her via her cell phone while she attended middle school, researched where she attended the middle school and conducted web-based searches for directions to her residence,” according to court records.
He also had a threesome with a 15-year-old Louisiana girl and her 16-year-old friend of the girl.
Meany also used Stickam to troll for victims as well. On most sites that he used he claimed to be a teen before revealing his real age to his victims.
Last week Meany pleaded guilty to the charges against him and is looking at 15 to life in the federal pen. Sentencing is scheduled for September 29th.
Meany may have solicited sex from as many underage girls as 100. That sounds like 100 sets of parents who have no idea what their kids are doing on the internet. Remember what I always say, parents are the first and last line of defense between online predators and children.
UPDATE 6/24/2012: Meany was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison with a lifetime of being on the sex offender registry. 22 years is not near enough what this scumbag should get but it’s a good start.