• Conviction - starman542000 - Homer, Michigan

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 12/8/2009 11:56 PM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 12/8/2009 11:56 PM PST

    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:14:37 PM): I loved the cows
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:14:51 PM): cows r kewl
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:14:58 PM): showed them in 4-H
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:15:06 PM): kewl
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:15:16 PM): it was fun
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:15:28 PM): and got to meet girls at the fair
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:15:36 PM): :D
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:15:36 PM): lol
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:16:30 PM): My daughter showed Horses and pigs
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:16:36 PM): kewl
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:16:53 PM): she had fun
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:17:06 PM): i bet
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:17:45 PM): she 5' and showed one of the kind like the budwiser ones
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:17:53 PM): she looked so small
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:18:14 PM): lol
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:18:20 PM): your taller then my daughter
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:18:36 PM): yeah
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:18:42 PM): she is stil 5'
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:18:44 PM): lol
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:19:01 PM): wow shes short
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:19:10 PM): yes like her mother
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:19:13 PM): lol
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:19:21 PM): my son is 5'6"
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:19:57 PM): he taller than me
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:20:00 PM): he is the one married
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:20:07 PM): kewl
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:20:15 PM): he has 3 kids
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:20:22 PM): thats kewl
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:20:32 PM): married my daughters best friend
    emily_ann1993 (01/29/08 10:20:37 PM): o kewl
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:20:47 PM): yepper
    starman542000 (01/29/08 10:21:55 PM): your almost a year older then my oldest grandaughter
    So very many reasons why you should be ending this conversation.

    David Benton Smith was arrested in the follow up to the Wayne County, Michigan sting. More proof that you can't avoid criminal charges in Michigan just because you don't show up to the bust house. Upon arrest, he gave detectives a full confession, and unsurprisingly, legal proceedings against him ended with him pleading guilty. He was sentenced to 16 months to 10 years in prison, and he's now a RSO with a very long list of restrictions to abide by.

    Contributor notes from Sherry Twist
    I met him during a sting operation we did in Michigan. He tried to portray himself as a nice grandfatherly type, it seemed to me.He told me about his own grandchildren. Scary thought. Not my idea of a nice old grandpa. Grandpas don't send "dick pics" to 14 year old girls. Well, no Grandpas I have ever known. Although he never came to the bust house he was later arrested on several counts including:

    - Count 1: Communicating via the Internet to commit a crime-Accosting & Soliciting a minor for immoral purpose. 10 year felony.
    - Count 2: Communicating via the Internet to commit a crime-Accosting & Soliciting a minor for immoral purpose. 10 year felony.
    - Count 3: Communicating via the Internet to commit a crime-Accosting & Soliciting a minor for immoral purpose. 10 year felony.
    - Count 4: Communicating via the Internet to commit a crime-Accosting & 2 Soliciting a minor for immoral purpose. 10 year felony.
    - Count 5: Communicating via the Internet to commit a crime-Accosting & Soliciting a minor for immoral purpose. 10 year felony.
    - Count 6: Communicating via the Internet to commit a crime-Dissemination of sexually explicit material to a minor. 4 year felony.

    He first pled guilty to Counts 1 and 2. The sentence agreement was for probation plus 1st six months in County jail. The judge of the Calhoun County Circut Court was not happy with the plea agreement and David withdrew his plea and the case was set for trial. Then later he changed his mind and refused to re-enter a plea and tried to fire his attorney, but the judge would not allow it. A jury trial was set. Then he decided to "reenter" his plea of guilty to Counts 1 & 6 with no sentence agreement. The judge provided a Cobbs of 18 months MDOC on Count 1 and 17 months MDOC on Count 6. He was sentenced to 16 months - 10 years in the MDOC. Gramps got what he deserved and at least for a while the children of Michigan will be a little safer.


    This is our 472nd conviction since June of 2004, our 167th conviction for 2009, and our 59th conviction in Michigan thus far.