From Man Sentenced To Prison After Girl’s MySpace Page Lies About Age (WFTV, 5/21/08):
“A 13-year-old girl’s sexual shenanigans have put a second man behind bars. Morris Williams, 22, told the judge he thought the girl was 18-years-old, but he found out Tuesday that ignorance is not a defense.
“Morris Williams’ mother wailed as he went off to jail. The judge asked for media not to show 13-year-old Alisha Dean’s face in court, but her pictures are all over her MySpace page and they portray a sexy, 19-year-old divorced woman.
“‘She told me she had just turned 18,’ Williams said.
“Williams said Dean picked him up on the street and after a few conversations they had sex. When he heard she was not 18, he went to her father.
“‘He was like ‘well, she’s 13,’ Williams said of a conversation with Dean’s father.
“Williams said he never did it again, but Dean has done it before with 24-year-old Darwin Mills. Mills was sentenced to five years in prison.”
OK, Morris Williams and Darwin Mills are idiots, but this is ridiculous–six years of prison between them and the only person they “harmed” is the person who victimized them. And I love the way the reporter refers to it as “a 13-year-old girl’s sexual shenanigans.” “Shenanigans”? Ha ha, it’s a real riot.
One of the Worst Fathers I’ve Ever Seen
The worst person in this whole story is the girl’s father, Jerry Dean. Williams came to him when he learned the girl was not 18, and what did the father do? Turn him in, apparently. Then he has the goddamned gall to “want Williams to join Mills” in prison!? Yet this creep’s 13-year-old daughter is out having sex with adult strangers, advertising herself to them and luring them into a trap–and he apparently has nothing to say about it. (The article doesn’t mention the mother but I strongly suspect she’s of the same caliber as the father.)
And get this–”Dean’s family admits Alisha still stays out late and has yet to delete her misleading MySpace page.” As Williams’ stepdad says:
“I guess we just sit back and count how many after this.”