• Conviction - dogshowsifudo - Richland Township PA, Pennsylvania

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 3/21/2008 4:46 PM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 3/21/2008 4:46 PM PST


    Usually we highlight a snippet of chat and say something snarky or sarcastic. But seriously... all you really need to see is the above image to get an idea of what this guy is like. Ugh.

    William Joe Curley thought he was awesome when he was soliciting what he believed was a 13 year old female. He was bullying, grooming, felt completely in control... well, until he had cuffs slapped on him. Usually more detail is warranted here, but the contributor did a great in-depth write-up so refer to that.

    Curley got between 9 and 23 months in jail followed by eight years of probation. He will also have to register as a sex offender for life.

    Contributor notes from Irish Rose
    William Joe Curley is one of the most obsessive and jealous men that has hit up one of my minor profiles. By his own admission, "Joe" was hitting up my 13-year-old profile from various other screen names in order to see if the "child" was talking to other men. When she admitted to talking with another man, he directed the "child" to create a new screen name to be used only for him, and instructed her to put the other man on ignore. He constantly asked who she was talking to and did not want her talking to others. He admitted his jealousy, repeating in various different ways: "JOE COCKER (3/23/2006 10:30:11 PM): i want u for myself".

    When my minor profile declined his invitation to view his web cam, he became angry and persistently tried to force her to accept. He even switched to a new screen name and tried to bully her into viewing from there. Even when the "child" told him he was scaring her, he aggressively tried to force her to accept his cam. When he finally succeeded in getting the "child" to watch, he would only show his genitals and himself masturbating. It was not until much later that he consented to finally show his face on cam. His only purpose in having her view was to satisfy his own desires. He was just as aggressively persistent in trying to force the "child" into cyber sex with him, although she repeatedly said she did not want that, he kept trying to force his will.

    One of the most disturbing parts of this chat was his reaction when he "coaxed" information from my minor profile about previous abuse. I would have expected a responsible adult to realize that a child in this situation has a problem, and if not seek help for her, at the very least leave her alone. Instead, he pressed the "child" for details and seemed to be aroused by the idea of the abuse. This was confirmed when he said "JOE COCKER (3/18/2006 2:01:16 PM): wish it was me doing that". He brought the subject up occasionally in the chat and seemed to rationalize this as an excuse for his own actions. He tried to convince her that the abuse was a good thing and she should have enjoyed it, even though she told him it scared her.

    Joe frequently brought up meeting, even though he knew it would get him in trouble. "JOE COCKER (3/23/2006 10:13:51 PM): next weekend i gotta take a trip about 2 hours away( I think ). i did think maybe u would wanna tag along" AND "JOE COCKER (4/13/2006 12:43:26 AM): i think once we meet were gonna go out of town away from allentown if that k" were very scary statements, and it is scary to think of a real child in that situation. When he did come to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old girl, with his box of condoms from Wal-mart in his SUV, it was Alburtis PA police who were waiting for him. I am very thankful to them for taking this threat seriously and protecting their children. Thanks also to Lehigh County PA Chief Deputy District Attorney Matthew Faulk and Judge Kelly Banach, who really understand this problem and the threat to children from predators on-line. For his crime, William Joe Curley was sentenced to nine to 23 months in county jail followed by eight years of probation. He will also have to submit a DNA sample and register as a sex offender under Megan's Law.

    Thanks also to Miss Scarlett for a great job verifying.


    This is our 269th conviction since June of 2004 and our 7th conviction for 2008 thus far.