• Conviction - usnavyrules2005 - Norfolk, Virginia

    - Chatlog Conviction -
    File originally posted on 10/26/2005 3:00 PM PST [Link to File]
    Report made 10/26/2005 3:16 PM PST

    So, you're an internet predator. You're sitting there, chatting up what you think is a little kid at your navy station. You're seventeen years in, three away from some mighty fine retirement action. And you think you're a few minutes away from hooking up with a seriously underage female. And all of a sudden, NCIS taps the shoulder, and your entire life is irrepairably altered. These are the kinds of files we love to post, because the situation is just so vivid to be imagined.

    That was the exact scenario for Timothy J. Hutchings. While chatting with our contributor Tyrone, he was tapped on the shoulder and hauled away mid-conversation. Check the end of the associated chat-log... that's what we call swift, swift justice. We contacted NCIS during the log and they walked over to the Navy base where he was chatting from and yanked him out of his chair. What is there to do in that situation other than confess everything?

    Tim confessed to online solicitation, was tried and found guilty in a military court for indecent language and is getting 45 days base restriction, rank reduction and a dishonorable discharge for a "serious offense"... which means no voting, no firearms ownership, effectively, it's the equivalent of getting popped with a felony by civil courts. But most of all, this man put in seventeen long years to the Navy and was three away from a sweet retirement at the age of forty years old.

    Here's a synopsis of what that means:
    From the day military service begins, money begins accruing toward a retirement pay for the rest of your natural life. As a military member, you make no contribution toward your military retirement. The military retirement system is funded under an accrual accounting technique. After completing only 20 years of honorable service, a military retiree would receive 50% of the permanent basic pay. Each year of service thereafter adds an additional 2.5% until 30 years of service is reached, at which the retiree would receive 75% of the permanent basic pay as retirement income.

    Yes, that's quite a blow to one's life and plans. A very nice result for a 37 year old guy who tried to solicit a minor for sex.

    Notes from the Contributor, Tyrone
    From my first contact with NCIS in this matter to Tim being removed from the keyboard he was using to chat with me, was approx. 3 hours. Outstanding. It is indeed a whole new level of what we refer to as "trolling" to be doing it while on the phone with LE, and then knowing they're en route.

    This marks our thirtieth conviction for the year thus far! Big 3-0! This is our 37th conviction since June of 2004, our fourth conviction for the month of October 2005 and marks Tyrone's third conviction with Perverted-Justice, all coming this year. This is our second conviction in Virginia as well. Thanks to all involved, especially those NCIS who shortened that chat by some considerable time by moving quickly and efficiently to get him caught in the act.