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Posted at 7:43 AM ET, 01/ 4/2011

Online, man claimed to be lesbian with cancer

By The Associated Press

Prosecutors say a man who posed online as a lesbian stricken with cancer to entice teenage girls into relationships has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

Thirty-nine-year-old Douglas Lee Patrick of Baltimore was sentenced on Monday.

According to his plea agreement, Patrick pretended to be a cancer-stricken 18-year-old girl on social networking sites, where he solicited the girls to send him pictures of their genitalia.

A search warrant executed at his home in 2009 resulted in the seizure of videos and images depicting child sexual abuse from his computer.

By The Associated Press  | January 4, 2011; 7:43 AM ET
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse  
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EVEN IF THIS WERE TRUE,WHY WOULD ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND SEND ANYONE PICS OF THEIR PRIVATE PARTS..WHERE DO PEOPLE GET THIS MESS FROM?

Posted by: pURPLE54 | January 4, 2011 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Let's see. I go online and meet someone who says they are a lesbian with cancer. They want me to send them pictures of my private area. And I do? This says more about my gullibility than it does about the impersonator.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | January 4, 2011 9:01 AM | Report abuse

A bullet to his head should cure what ails him.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | January 4, 2011 9:07 AM | Report abuse

there should be a national clearinghouse of female genitalia stock photos for lesbian cancer victims to access, to prevent situations like this in the future.

Any teenagers approached for such photos, could simply refer the Lesbian Cancer Victims to the clearinghouse.

the clearinghouse could be charged with determining the validity of the lesbianism and cancerous nature of the individual attemping access.

The clearinghouse could also create Lesbian Cancer Victim ID cards for its members who could then also use those ID cards for group discounts at places where Lesbian Cancer victims like to shop. Like the Home Depot or Indigo Girls concerts.

Posted by: MarilynManson | January 4, 2011 10:22 AM | Report abuse

EVEN IF THIS WERE TRUE,WHY WOULD ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND SEND ANYONE PICS OF THEIR PRIVATE PARTS..WHERE DO PEOPLE GET THIS MESS FROM?

Posted by: pURPLE54
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That was exactly the first question that came to my mind too. I don't care how much someone begs, you just don't send pics of your bits to people online.

Posted by: schnauzer21 | January 4, 2011 11:30 AM | Report abuse

This is really not that unusual. I just sent a pic of part of my elbow to a kid with a sinus infection. It's just the way things work these days.

Posted by: mike8 | January 4, 2011 12:07 PM | Report abuse

MarilynManson,
LOL...had to close the door to my office I was laughing so hard.
Has anyone determined how the cancer claim is relevant to the story?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | January 4, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait until they start prosecuting thought crimes! Of course that verdict will be on a slip of paper from the local ATM-type justice-o-matic.

Posted by: fluxgirl | January 4, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

OK, all you smartypants, then how do YOU get teenage girls to send you pictures of their genitalia?

Hmmm?

Posted by: pmendez | January 4, 2011 3:38 PM | Report abuse

This is easy. He was telling them, "I think I might have something wrong with my hooha. Can you send me a picture of yours so I can compare?"

Trouble is, there's already a place to go for a near limitless collection of pictures of hoohas of all ages, shapes, and sizes--It's called the Internet.

Posted by: IDigSmartLadies | January 4, 2011 4:39 PM | Report abuse

As a lady who has sent pictures of things to folks on the intarwebs, I'd like to point out that if those young ladies were underage, where in the heck were their parents?

Yes, this guy was baiting young ladies, and it is just as bad as if he were soliciting pics from young men. Sadly, however, parents have a responsibility to their children to check what they are doing and who they are communicating with on the internet.

I'm an adult, and I am responsible if I trust anyone, internet or otherwise, inappropriately. These kids aren't.

Also, MarilynManson, as a Lesbian With Cancer, I support this plan in its entirety.

Posted by: erisire | January 4, 2011 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Interesting. I dont think he was charged with internet-transvestite cancer victim impersonation which may be too bizzare to be a crime on the books.
It looks like when they searched his computer they found unrelated child abuse/porn.
I suppose creeps may be safe as long as they are prepared to undergo a search.

Posted by: Eric20 | January 4, 2011 5:28 PM | Report abuse

@blackforestcherry

A few bullets to the heads of his "victims" would help clean the gene pool. How stupid does someone have to be before we stop protecting them from themselves?

And these idiots are gonna breed, and breed, and breed. Better if they got the clap and they ended up sterile.

Posted by: Lithanus | January 4, 2011 5:30 PM | Report abuse

When I first read the headline I wondered if it was navy Capt. Honors ... sounds like something he would do.

Posted by: SCOTTSCHMIDTT | January 4, 2011 7:50 PM | Report abuse

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