ALLEGED PEDOPHILE ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO MEET TEEN GIRL
The Journal Times
A man who believed he was meeting a 15-year-old girl for sex was arrested in Waterford as partof a sting operation, authorities say.
Scott A. Nesbitt, 48, of Monroe, was charged Monday with attempted second-degree sexual assaultof a child, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and possession of childpornography.
According to a release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office: Nesbitt allegedly traveledfrom Monroe with the intent to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex. Arrangements were made for Nesbittto meet the “girl” on Saturday morning at the McDonald’s in Waterford. Hereportedly made plans to pick the girl and drive to an undisclosed location.
Authorities say Nesbitt had been chatting online with a Racine County Sheriff’sinvestigator, who was posing as a 15-year-old girl, since April.
During their conversations, Nesbitt allegedly said: “I can’t stop thinking about howmuch I want to corrupt your innocence,” according to a criminal complaint file in RacineCounty Circuit Court.
Nesbitt, whose screen name was “MoxyMan,” further described his attraction to younggirls, allegedly saying “age of consent laws are arbitrary,” according to thecomplaint. He also allegedly made multiple statements relating to wanting ownership over thegirl.
“With enough aggressive training and psychological games, I will fashion you into aperfect little slave,” according to the criminal complaint. He eventually disclosed his namewas Scott and that he was married.
After he was taken into custody at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nesbitt allegedly admitted toengaging in sexually explicit conversations, making arrangements to meet a girl and having childpornography videos and photos on his cellphone and laptop, the complaint states.
Reportedly, hundreds of photos of suspected child pornography were later found onNesbitt’s computer.
The Sheriff’s Office said that before moving to Wisconsin, Nesbitt lived in Dubuque, Iowa,where he had been employed at several area churches.
“Although challenging and labor-intensive, the arrest of this pedophile is a shiningexample of our ongoing effort to keep the children of Racine County safe,” Racine CountySheriff Christopher Schmaling said.
The incident remains still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office CriminalInvestigations Bureau.
A cash bond of $50,000 was set at Nesbitt’s initial court appearance Monday, according tocourt records. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 22. He remained in custody as of Mondaynight at the County Jail.
The charges carry a combined maximum sentence of 65 years in prison. (Wisconsin)
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