• Conviction - arb1210 - Bridgeport, Connecticut

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 9/4/2004 11:30 AM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 5/28/2005 3:54 PM PST

    Despite our server hardware issues of yesterday, we still had Conviction #13 roll into the website. This marks the first state to have lodged two Perverted-Justice.com related Convictions, so thanks Connecticut! The lucky man? Adrian Broadley, 42 years old, former youth baseball coach.

    Broadley is not a one-time individual, he was also arrested two years ago for exposing himself to minors. However, the parents and the minors backed out of testifying and Broadley walked on the charge. Despite the close-call with police, Broadley still was looking for minors and found what he thought was one in September of 2004. Unfortunately for ol' Adrian, all he found instead was Pibb.

    The following excerpt is from Newsday.com: Link to coverage.

    "Police accused Broadley of trying to set up a meeting with a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl he talked with in an Internet chat room. But the "girl" was actually a volunteer for a national organization of parents from the Web site Perverted Justice.com, which tries to target sex offenders.

    Broadley pleaded guilty to attempted risk of injury to a minor and attempting to entice a minor for a sexual act and is to be sentenced July 15.

    While he was able to beat the charge of exposure, he wasn't able to beat the charges emanating from our endeavor. This is just another great example to all those who wish to scream "thought-crime" or "Amateurs" that what we do takes skill, training and ability. This is simply another case where our information gathering techniques have paid off yet again. We're not some fly-by-night organization that runs around willy-nilly, and this conviction is just another example of the work we do put into this organization.

    Fact is, soliciting a minor is a crime in the vast majority of states. It is a crime to solicit our decoys, it is a crime to solicit police decoys, it's a crime! There is no further debate on this point. Thirteen convictions in twelve states in less than a year has laid any arguments against such chat-logs being crimes to rest. To say, at this point in time, that the people we find are doing nothing wrong or that we are doing something wrong by exposing them and working with LE... is to only reveal yourself to be one stupid idiot.

    Adrian Broadley got away with it once, but he didn't get away with it once he found us. Real minors and parents can get scared, our trained volunteers do not.