Maui Democrat says online sting creates sex crime - Hawaii News

WAILUKU>> State Rep. Joe Bertram has argued a friend caught in an Internet predator sting should not be sent to prison for an "imaginary crime." Bertram spoke yesterday in support of Mark Marcantonio, 52, of Maui, who had pleaded no contest to second-degree electronic enticement of a child. Full Story

Honolulu, HI

#1 Apr 3, 2009
I wonder if Rep. Bertram would feel the same if it was his 14 year old daughter this man was meeting? Was his man going to imaginarily rape and molest this young girl?
What is the law for having sex with a minor and not using the internet to entice them? Doubt it is a mandatory 10 in the pen!

Pahoa, HI

#2 Apr 3, 2009
I agree with Alohagirl

Travelers Rest, SC

#3 Apr 3, 2009
this is an alice-free zone !!!
Big Hank

Keauhou, HI

#4 Apr 4, 2009
Another top of the line elected official.....what is Hawaii coming too..he should be slapped.

Kailua, HI

#5 Apr 4, 2009
Bertram is an idiot. maybe the next time somebody gets caught for trying to solicit a hitman, they won't go to jail because its only an imaginary crime. I agree with Big Hank.......SLAPS AT LEAST he needs to get a kick right in the ***
Big Hank

Keauhou, HI

#6 Apr 4, 2009
I was trying to be nice.

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