January 24, 2005

IT'S A LIBRARY, NOTHING CAN GO WRONG....

Sexual predator ordered back to prison (Torsten Ove, January 24, 2005, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Throughout October, November and December, "Meghan Thomas" spent a lot of time in Internet chatrooms frequented by children, saying she was an 11-year-old girl in Pittsburgh.

She used the screen name "meghan15222" -- the number was her ZIP code. She showed off a picture of herself in a modeling competition and said her birthdate was Dec. 14, 1994.

At least the Dec. 14 part was authentic.

But the person chatting in those rooms was actually born on that date in 1947.

"Meghan Thomas" was really Roger Millspaugh, 57, a convicted child rapist from Lawrenceville just released from prison who had been accessing the Internet dozens of times from the library at Duquesne University.

The FBI suspects he was trolling for potential victims.


Something to keep in mind next time the Patriot Act harpies are whining about how libraries should be sacrosanct.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 24, 2005 1:20 PM
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