• Conviction - Slikesw - Pierce County, Washington

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 8/22/2005 8:52 PM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 8/22/2005 8:54 PM PST

    Conviction #28 (#21 for 2005) is notable for a couple reasons. It's the first conviction for site contributor Duncan Hines for Perverted-Justice.com and it's the longest sentence any predator has received from the work of a Perverted-Justice.com member. Steve Willard was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison due to the work of Duncan. 14 years after pleading guilty to attempting to entice a juvenile to travel with intent to engage in sexual act, and one count of transporting child pornography which traveled in interstate commerce by computer. The thirty nine year old Willard's communications with what he thought to be a 12 year old child landed him a very nice prison term.

    An in-depth media article about this case can be found at the following link: Prison term, lifetime monitoring, ordered for internet predator. The work of Duncan, one of our ex-law enforcement contributors, in this case was absolutely stellar. She deserves all the credit possible for dealing with this individual over such a long time-frame.

    Notes from the contributor, Duncan Hines
    Rarely have I done anything in my life that I can hold up and say "This is the proudest moment in my life." This is that moment for me. During the conversations with Steve Willard, I was sent one of the sickest photos I've ever seen. It was of a little girl who appeared to be 3-4 years old. I've since referred to her as the child with the haunted eyes.

    Mr. Willard was so taken by FancyDancer14 (as well as LittlegrlBlue13) that I thought it was only appropriate that he and I get to have the last dance, maybe to The Last Cheater's Waltz.

    WAIT! Mr. Willard seems to be very busy at the moment with some of the other male prisoners who have taken an extreme interest in him.

    So I dedicate this dance to the little girl with the haunted eyes. Honey, hit the floor and you do the happy dance by yourself, knowing that this twisted asshole is going to be kept very busy for a long, long time.

    Willard's conviction in Arkansas federal court due to the work of our contributor and the great federal prosecutors stands in stark contrast to the judicial meltdown in Missouri, where an incompetent judge ruled that the law enforcement involved in that bust had to actually be the age stated. We're quite pleased that the judge in the Arkansas case did not subscribe to such an unexplainable rationale and came down hard on this dangerous predator.

    Thanks to the judge in this case, the federal LE from ICE, the cooperative Washington state police and of course, our contributor for their hard work in this case. We're very excited about the jail-term meted out in this instance, as it definitely fits the punishment all of these predators deserve.

    This is our 28th conviction since June of 2004 and second in the state of Arkansas. This is our fourth conviction for the month of August 2005, and 21st this year (2005).