Man pleads guilty to sex with girl met on MySpace

Man pleads guilty to sex with girl met on MySpace

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A sex offender from Utah has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old Wisconsin girl met through his MySpace page.

Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi ordered a presentence investigation Thursday for Joseph L. Hickerson, 33, of Salt Lake City, who had given the girl a fake name and told her he was 17, then 19, then 25.

The criminal complaint says police found sexually explicit pictures of the girl and other children on a CD among Hickerson's belongings when they arrested him in June in the town of Stoughton, near Madison.

The complaint says police found him with the 14-year-old when they were investigating a report of suspicious people with sleeping bags at an elementary school playground. He claimed at the time to be 16. He tried to run but a citizen tackled him.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal

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