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Maryland man sentenced after riding bike 180 miles here for teen sex (to NE PA)
The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 5/14/09 | Erin L. Nissley

Posted on 05/14/2009 4:01:58 AM PDT by Born Conservative

A man who rode his bicycle 180 miles to have sex with a Scranton teen he met on the Internet will serve one to four years in prison, a judge ruled Wednesday.

William Wagner, 26, 414 Battery Drive, Havre de Grace, Md., met the 15-year-old girl through the social networking Web site MySpace. In June, he biked to Scranton to meet the teen.

In February, Mr. Wagner pleaded guilty to unlawful contact with a minor.

He slept at Pine Brook baseball field, Sanderson Avenue and Green Place, while he was in Scranton. He took the teen to the baseball field and had intercourse with her there several times, police said.

After he left Scranton, the girl told her parents she had sex with Mr. Wagner, who reported it to police.

The Times-Tribune does not identify sexual assault victims.

The teen told police she considered herself to be "in a relationship" with Mr. Wagner at one time. He knew she was only 15, she told police.

"It was a peculiar set of circumstances, including that he rode his bike to meet her," said Deputy District Attorney Michelle Olshefski. "I think the sentence is very fitting. He acknowledged that he knew her age and what he did was wrong."

After serving his prison sentence, Mr. Wagner will have to register as a sex offender under the state's Megan's Law requirements for 10 years.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: ageofconsent; ageofconsentlaws; bike; cheapdate; havredegrace; myspace; scranton; sexpositiveagenda; sexualizingchildren; statutoryrape; teenssex; williamwagner
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1 posted on 05/14/2009 4:02:00 AM PDT by Born Conservative
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To: Born Conservative
rode his bicycle 180 miles to have sex

I'll give him some points for style at least.

2 posted on 05/14/2009 4:07:19 AM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: killjoy

they should let him go since he’s an environmentally sound child pedophile. /s


3 posted on 05/14/2009 4:10:11 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: killjoy

and let’s not forget that he got to first, second, third and then home plate on an actual baseball field. How awesome is that! I bet he tweeted about it.


4 posted on 05/14/2009 4:12:39 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Born Conservative

It is actually quite remarkable that he was even able to have sex after a 180 mile bicycle ride. There must have been at least a day or so before things got serious.


5 posted on 05/14/2009 4:14:11 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
and let’s not forget that he got to first, second, third and then home plate on an actual baseball field.

Damn. Didn't even pick up on that one. A home run. More style points.

6 posted on 05/14/2009 4:14:16 AM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

After a bike ride like that he undoubtedly had a few foul balls before he hit the single...


7 posted on 05/14/2009 4:16:07 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
they should let him go since he’s an environmentally sound child pedophile. /s

PEDALPHILE

;^)

8 posted on 05/14/2009 4:16:30 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (The chair is against the wall. John has a long mustache.)
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To: Born Conservative

Anybody know how many days it takes to bike 180 miles? I’m curious, and I don’t have a benchmark.


9 posted on 05/14/2009 4:17:11 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: John Valentine

or had more balls hit her in the face than Rusty Staub!


10 posted on 05/14/2009 4:17:29 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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And no, I haven’t met a girl on MySpace.


11 posted on 05/14/2009 4:17:44 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Born Conservative
After he left Scranton, the girl told her parents she had sex with Mr. Wagner, who reported it to police.

Mr. Wagner reported it to the police?

12 posted on 05/14/2009 4:17:55 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me knowr)
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To: Born Conservative

Maryland’s age of consent is 16.

If he walked there he might have avoided all this trouble.


13 posted on 05/14/2009 4:18:53 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Strike that. Pennsylvania. (Still 16 though.)
14 posted on 05/14/2009 4:20:12 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Born Conservative

15 posted on 05/14/2009 4:22:04 AM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Anybody know how many days it takes to bike 180 miles? I’m curious, and I don’t have a benchmark.

A guy that rides can do 180 miles in a day but he's going to be shot when he gets there. I suspect he left one day and arrived the next.

16 posted on 05/14/2009 4:23:19 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: PBRSTREETGANG; John Valentine; MAD-AS-HELL; Born Conservative
or had more balls hit her in the face than Rusty Staub!

OMG there are some clever replies to this thread!!! The above is perhaps my favorite, but all of yours were good!

17 posted on 05/14/2009 4:25:36 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (I long for the days when advertisers didn't constantly ask about the health of my genital organs.)
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To: 1rudeboy

At age 24 I rode from Pittsburgh to Scranton, about 250 miles. It took 3.5 days, but a lot of mountains. From Havre de Grace, I’ll bet he went right up along the Susquehanna, staying pretty flat. I’d say 2 days, 90 miles a day, easy.

By the way, when I got to Scranton, I did not mess around with an underage girl. She was 22.


18 posted on 05/14/2009 4:26:38 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Born Conservative
He slept at Pine Brook baseball field

If you stay there 3 nights, is the 4th night free???

19 posted on 05/14/2009 4:29:05 AM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: Born Conservative

This is not a easy ride. After Harrisburg, it is up hill for a long way. After I80, it is steep.


20 posted on 05/14/2009 4:29:10 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Seriously in-shape bicyclists could do it in a long day (15 hrs x 20 m.p.h.)

Most other cyclists could do it in two.

Cheers!

21 posted on 05/14/2009 4:30:20 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Born Conservative

A man who rode his bicycle 180 miles to have sex with a Scranton teen

Why am I hearing Wizard of Oz music as I think of this guy pedaling along....


22 posted on 05/14/2009 4:30:56 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero's political stylings since 1-20-09!)
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To: Dumpster Baby

Ha! BRAVO!!!


23 posted on 05/14/2009 4:32:44 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: duckworth

I drove from Benton to Scranton.It took 45 min.


24 posted on 05/14/2009 4:33:05 AM PDT by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: Born Conservative

And no punishment for the parents of the 15 year old.
Don’t get me wrong, but there’s no responsibility? nothing that a good parent could posibly do? I think we’re only (once again) hearing one side of the story, But I digress.

As a conservative, I don’t necessacarally advocate punitive action upon the parents, but IMHO, chastizing them at least somewhat is not off limits. Unless you consider the fact that being responsible enough to pay for an Internet connection bill with no reguard in the responsibility of allowing your own children to access it - with no guidelines or rules?

That’s bad, or at the very least, poor parenting.

Lock up a danger to society for ten years (my way would be fifty), but improper parenting lasts a lifetime.

IOW, where are the parents?


25 posted on 05/14/2009 4:36:10 AM PDT by ChetNavVet (Build It, and they won't come!)
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To: Born Conservative
After he left Scranton, the girl told her parents she had sex with Mr. Wagner ....

Damned teenagers, you can't trust 'em to keep a secret. The first little fight she has with her mom, it's "Oh yeah? Well I've been having sex with Mr. Wagner!" Best to stay away from that kind of thing!

26 posted on 05/14/2009 4:43:16 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (A fine head of hair lends beauty to a handsome face, and terror to an ugly one.)
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To: grey_whiskers

>> Seriously in-shape bicyclists could do it in a long day (15 hrs x 20 m.p.h.)

15 hours x 20 mph = 300 miles. He only needed 180.

More like 9 - 10 hours, but a guy who can ride 20mph for 9 hours can get him a real woman, not a 15 year old. Like, maybe, a “Sheryl Crow” or equivalent. ;-)


27 posted on 05/14/2009 4:44:11 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Thanks, my benchmark was roughly 40-50 miles a day, which I think roughly calculated to 6 hours on the bike, 6 hours in the bar, 6 hours in the pool, and 6 hours in bed.


28 posted on 05/14/2009 4:44:51 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Born Conservative

Was the girl’s name Daisy and was it a tandem bicycle?


29 posted on 05/14/2009 4:44:56 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: Adder

>> Why am I hearing Wizard of Oz music as I think of this guy pedaling along....

“I’ll get you, my little pretty!!”


30 posted on 05/14/2009 4:45:19 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Nervous Tick
You're right, while I was typing I was remembering someone who did the MS150 in Texas -- and back again -- in one day.

No, it wasn't Lance.

Cheers!

31 posted on 05/14/2009 4:45:30 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Nervous Tick
I did 20 mph for 75 miles last year as part of the Minnesota MS 150, with a group I tagged along with.

Will do better this year: I'm drafting off of my teenage son, who led the pack on a training ride (he on a mountain bike, competing against roadies.)

Cheers!

32 posted on 05/14/2009 4:47:09 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

>> You’re right, while I was typing I was remembering someone who did the MS150 in Texas — and back again — in one day. No, it wasn’t Lance.

Mrs. Tick did that ride one year. But not in one day.

I think it stands for “Masochistic Sorebutt 150”, right?


33 posted on 05/14/2009 4:47:41 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Aquinasfan
After he left Scranton, the girl told her parents she had sex with Mr. Wagner, who reported it to police.

I can write a better sentence than that. I'm not a reporter though.

34 posted on 05/14/2009 4:47:45 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (God's Riches At Christ's Expense.............Selah.)
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To: Nervous Tick
It depends. If you're trying to catch up with a group of younger, athletic, attractive women, it's not so bad.

Until your wife finds out at the next rest stop :-)

I remember doing the MS 150 in Minnesota and plopping down at the halfway point in Hinckley, MN, and seeing The Matrix for the first time, playing on a DVD player. Very surreal when you are food and oxygen deprived. :-)

Cheers!

35 posted on 05/14/2009 4:51:12 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Adder
Why am I hearing Wizard of Oz music as I think of this guy pedaling along....

I'm hearing some Coolio

...What up everybody so glad you're here
It's Coolio with the flow back in your ear
This ain't a fantastic voyage
But I'm still on a mission,
to see if I can get your attention...

36 posted on 05/14/2009 4:52:29 AM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Anybody know how many days it takes to bike 180 miles? I’m curious, and I don’t have a benchmark.

If you're in top shape one, because you'll average 18 - 20 mph or more. The longest stage in the tour de france is just over 100 miles, but includes mountains and the cyclists are going a lot faster than 20 mph.

37 posted on 05/14/2009 4:52:30 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: grey_whiskers

>> I did 20 mph for 75 miles last year as part of the Minnesota MS 150, with a group I tagged along with.

That’s pretty darn good, actually. Congratulations!

I do triathlons so I train alone, never in a peloton. 17 to 20 mph for about 30 miles is more my speed.

Uphill both ways, though. :-)


38 posted on 05/14/2009 4:52:43 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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>> Why am I hearing Wizard of Oz music as I think of this guy pedaling along....

“I’ll get you, my little pretty!!”

"If I Only Had a Brain?"

39 posted on 05/14/2009 4:54:13 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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"If I Only Had a Brain?"

Great tune and even better video. Too bad MC 900 Ft Jesus stopped making music.

40 posted on 05/14/2009 4:59:06 AM PDT by killjoy (Life sucks, wear a helmet.)
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>> “If I Only Had a Brain?”

That too. I was thinking of the witch on her bicycle.

Adapted for real life, it might be:

“If I only had enough blood flow to supply the head that I should be thinking with”.

Coupling bicycling 150 miles with lust, 100% of this dude’s blood was below the waistline. He must’ve been quite a sight when he got there — looked like an Apache from the waist down and a retarded albino from the waist up.


41 posted on 05/14/2009 4:59:43 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
and let’s not forget that he got to first, second, third and then home plate on an actual baseball field.

Thats called "hitting for the cycle"....

42 posted on 05/14/2009 5:02:44 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun in an Indy car....)
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To: grey_whiskers

You will not be doing a 20mph average with PA hills unless you are lance Armstrong....and maybe not even then.


43 posted on 05/14/2009 5:05:47 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: John Valentine

LMAO


44 posted on 05/14/2009 5:17:05 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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45 posted on 05/14/2009 5:23:56 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Born Conservative

Where were the parents?


46 posted on 05/14/2009 5:31:51 AM PDT by blackminorca
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To: 1rudeboy
Anybody know how many days it takes to bike 180 miles? I’m curious, and I don’t have a benchmark.

I did a "bike-a-thon" for charity once (I was about 15 years old at the time), and I rode my bike to the location (about 15 miles), then proceeded to ride 250 miles that day. By the end of the day, about 14 hours later, I was so tired and sore that I had to call my mother to pick me (and the bike) up for a ride home. I wasn't able to walk the next day.

Mark

47 posted on 05/14/2009 5:38:19 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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then proceeded to ride 250 miles that day.

Actually, now that I think about it, I must have only ridden 180 miles that day - I just saw a photo of the "patch" that I won, and it had "180 miles" on it... Amazing how the distance can multiply in only 32 years...

Mark

48 posted on 05/14/2009 5:43:40 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: duckworth

See now if you’d been 15, and she 26, you’d get some serious style points (actually, maybe not...since you’d only have been making the ride since you couldn’t drive yet!)

Had a good laugh when I re-read the title and saw “bike” though; when I first skimmed it I for some reason read it as “motorcycle”.

In all seriousness though, the guy’s a dirt bag, but does anyone think that girl didn’t know exactly what she was doing? Call me cynical, but I’m guessing the problem started 2-3 (hell, probably more) years ago with the upbringing of this myspace princess.


49 posted on 05/14/2009 5:53:43 AM PDT by BobbyT
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To: Born Conservative

Sorry but I do not buy that this young woman was a “innocent child”, every thing she did, she willingly did on purpose. This young woman is old enough to get married.


50 posted on 05/14/2009 5:59:31 AM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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