Thursday, April 12, 2007

MySpace sex offender gets 3½ years in prison

MySpace sex offender gets 3½ years in prison

April 11, 2007
BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter
John Wentworth trolled the Internet to find teenage girls, sometimes sending out as many as 50 queries a day.
Tuesday, a DuPage County judge sentenced the 28-year-old Naperville man to 3½ years in prison for having sexual contact with an underage teen he met on his Web page.

"This is not an isolated incident or a single offense," Judge Perry Thompson said as he sentenced Wentworth. Wentworth was charged last year with two felonies after he met a 15-year-old Naperville girl online and then during a subsequent meeting engaged in sexual activity with her.

"This event devastated my family," the teen, now 16, said in court before sentencing.

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