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Va. man gets 100 years for soliciting sex from minor online

A judge in Louisa County has sentenced a man to 100 years in prison for soliciting sex from a child younger than 15 over the Internet.

The jury's recommended sentence was imposed on 55-year-old George Spiker Jr. on Monday. He was convicted in January.

Prosecutors say Spiker entered online chat rooms and later drove to meet someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl. Instead, he met officers from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Prosecutors say that during the explicit online chats, Spiker offered clothing, jewelry and money for college in exchange for sex acts and used a webcam to expose himself.

During the sentencing phase, the jury learned Spiker previously was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a minor in West Virginia.

-- Richmond Times-Dispatch

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 7:51 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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100 YRS damn!!!! Murderers dont get that kind of time. WOW!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA

Posted by: bakman | March 16, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

You know, this guy is definitely scum of the Earth, but I just finished another article about some Gaithersburg punk that killed someone with a shovel while robbing them. He got 25 years.

I think 100 years is a bit much here. If 100 years is really necessary, just execute him. I don't want to pay for 100 years of prison.

Posted by: thermowax | March 16, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

I believe this piece contains a glaring error:

The West Virginia assault probably involved a miner.

Posted by: kinkysr | March 16, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

ALL sexual crimes, the first offense, should be life sentences. These people cannot be rehabilitated and should never be on the streets again.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 16, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Thank God for VA!! That's what I'm talking about!!! Throw this garbage where it belongs and forget about it.

If this case was in MD, some stupid liberal judge would have given him free counseling and a wellness trip to the spa.


Posted by: savethepcbs | March 16, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

This is asinine. This man never actually harmed anyone. Yes, he is a scumbag pervert and deserves punishment that may even serve to deter him from such activities again, but to effectively end his life for this is asinine, plain and simple. Most murderers, brutal rapists, etc. don't get 100 years, and they actually HURT or MURDERED someone. No, this is dumb. Give the guy a dozen years of lost life; all he really did was *try* to have sex with a young girl; but he never actually even met the fictional victim. So, in effect there wasn't even a real girl that was in any way remotely affected by his actions. Essentially, this was a virtual trap and the man loses his life for it. Dumb. And then there're guys who destroy the lives of hundred and thousands of people through financial swindles and they serve, what, a decade or less? Sorry, but the sentencing laws are so out of whack with the actual harm done to society that it is the lawmakers and judges who should be punished here. Again, yes, the guy should do some time, but a century (and the guy is in his 50s) is beyond imbecile.

Posted by: chriskobar9 | March 16, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

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