Skip to comments.Maryland man sentenced after riding bike 180 miles here for teen sex (to NE PA)
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.
I'll give him some points for style at least.
they should let him go since he’s an environmentally sound child pedophile. /s
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.
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.
Damn. Didn't even pick up on that one. A home run. More style points.
After a bike ride like that he undoubtedly had a few foul balls before he hit the single...
Anybody know how many days it takes to bike 180 miles? I’m curious, and I don’t have a benchmark.
or had more balls hit her in the face than Rusty Staub!
And no, I haven’t met a girl on MySpace.
Mr. Wagner reported it to the police?
Maryland’s age of consent is 16.
If he walked there he might have avoided all this trouble.
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.
OMG there are some clever replies to this thread!!! The above is perhaps my favorite, but all of yours were good!
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.
If you stay there 3 nights, is the 4th night free???
This is not a easy ride. After Harrisburg, it is up hill for a long way. After I80, it is steep.
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