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    Man found guilty of Internet luring

    Every now and again, the law does work the right way in regards to Cybercrime...

    Source: The Toronto Star

    Relationship with 11-year-old girl started in chat room and progressed

    When girl went missing, police got man's cellphone number through her friend


    The first Toronto man to be charged under a recently passed law aimed at Internet sexual predators has been found guilty of luring an 11-year-old girl over the Web.

    Sergio Arana Martinez, 35, used his home computer to enter a teen chat room in September 2002, and started messaging the girl, giving her a false name and telling her he was 19.

    Although 10 at the time, she told him she was 13.

    Within a month, he had her in his east Toronto apartment as he attempted to have sex with her, while 50 officers worked to find the missing girl, according to a synopsis of the evidence read in court by crown prosecutor Sean Horgan.

    In an unusual move in court last week, Arana Martinez did not contest the crown's evidence against him although he had pleaded not guilty to three counts: abduction of a person under age 16, sexual interference and using a computer to facilitate sexual interference with a person under age 14.

    That particular offence was added to the Criminal Code on July 23, 2002.

    "A large reason this happened is my client didn't want to put her through a lengthy cross-examination," said Arana Martinez's lawyer, Stacey Taraniuk.

    With no defence evidence called, Mr. Justice Bruce Hawkins of Ontario Superior Court found him guilty on all three counts.

    He faces two more unresolved charges: sexual assault and luring to commit sexual assault, Taraniuk said. Sentencing is set for Oct. 22.

    The relationship between the two evolved from chat rooms to emails to phone calls, according to the crown synopsis.

    Late in September 2002, the girl told Arana Martinez her 11th birthday was the next day, so he said he wanted to take her shopping at the Eaton Centre for her birthday.

    Early in October, he met her at a public school near her home, and they talked for half an hour.

    On Oct. 13, Arana Martinez arranged to meet the girl at her school and he then drove her to his apartment. Arana Martinez persuaded the girl to get into the back seat of a car with him. It was driven by a 31-year-old friend of his.

    As he drove, the friend said, "Be careful, this one looks really young," according to evidence.

    He dropped them at Arana Martinez's Pape Ave. apartment. Arana Martinez gave her a drink of Bailey's Irish Cream and took her to his bedroom, where he removed his clothing.

    He removed her pants and underwear and unsuccessfully tried to have intercourse with her. She refused to engage in other sex acts he suggested.

    Eventually, he fell asleep. She dressed and lay awake in his bed all night. Police, assisted by her girlfriend, located Arana Martinez's cellphone number, and a constable left him messages saying he wanted to talk to him about the missing girl.

    Some 50 officers took part in the search. The media were alerted.

    The next morning, Arana Martinez checked his voicemail and told the girl police were looking for him. He asked her to tell police that they had gone to a motel and that he had asked her for identification.

    He dropped her off at Islington subway station. She went to a phone booth near her south Etobicoke home and called her girlfriend's house, where there were police officers. They found the girl at the phone booth, where she appeared fatigued and confused, some 15 hours after she first went missing from her family.

    Arana Martinez's DNA was matched to semen in a vaginal swab taken from the girl.
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    i say they put him in the "goatse" section of the prison he is going to.

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    I hope that guy becomes someone named Big Mac's bitch

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    Hrmm I agree with er0k and on a further note there was a certain something I think my mom would want done to the man and it would probably involve a knife (preferably the largest one in the cabinet), him taking off his drawers, and alot of screaming. It's sick what he did and what my mom would probably want done is just plain "nuts".
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    Speaking of "Nuts" I suggest they hang him by his, just before the old honey and fireant treatment to his head. These folks are everywhere, and unfortunately for children and parents everywhere, they don't wear big red flashing signs on themselves.

    I saw something similar on a 20/20 (mighta been Dateline or 60 mins - one of those tabloid news shows) a couple weeks back - they set up a 'sting' operation where a reporter posed as a 14 year old girl (complete with non nude pics of 'herself' to send out) in online chatrooms. The reporter would set up dates, and when the unsuspecting HNG's arrived, they were immediately confronted on camera, interviewed, thoroughly chastised by the reporter, and arrested. BTW when the show aired, no faces were hidden and real names of the would-be molesters were stated. Perhaps a bit more of this method is needed - a TON of public humiliation for those who commit or attempt to commit the crimes, combined with a very severe punishment.
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    Originally posted here by Spyder32
    Hrmm I agree with er0k and on a further note there was a certain something I think my mom would want done to the man and it would probably involve a knife (preferably the largest one in the cabinet), him taking off his drawers, and alot of screaming. It's sick what he did and what my mom would probably want done is just plain "nuts".
    As long as the knife is nice and rusty.......

    I saw that same Dateline special, |3lack|ce, and on that very day swore my kids would never have access to a pc that wasn't in plain view, keylogged and completely monitored. How scary!!

    Here's the link for the program: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6083442/

    In two-and-a-half days, 18 men show up at our house after making a date on the Internet to commit statutory rape.
    And the scariest thing is it didn't look like these people were trying too hard to attract the sickos....

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