Fridley camp counselor caught in Meno...

Fridley camp counselor caught in Menomonie sex sting

There are 28 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 23, 2010, titled Fridley camp counselor caught in Menomonie sex sting. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A preliminary hearing is scheduled Monday for a 20-year-old suburban Minneapolis man charged with two felonies stemming from his attempt to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex earlier this week in Menomonie, police said.

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Bill

Atlanta, GA

#1 Nov 26, 2010
So the girl looks up the guy and takes the inititative to contact him and now he's a sex offender for life? Weird.
What are u talking about

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Nov 26, 2010
Bill wrote:
So the girl looks up the guy and takes the inititative to contact him and now he's a sex offender for life? Weird.
Well, yeah. He either initiated, or at the very least engaged in innapropriate conversations with the bible camp girl that looked him up.

Then she turned him over to the "vandeburg" character, who he immediately began sexual conversations, knowing she was not of age. He agreed to meet what he thought was a 15 year old girl in a McDonalds parking lot for sex.

See I read the article...

So what part of all of thise makes him NOT a sex offender?
thissucks

Burnsville, MN

#3 Nov 26, 2010
That's it, enough is enough. I call for mandatory spaying and neutering for anyone working around children.
billy boy

Albany, OR

#4 Nov 26, 2010
He knew she was 15. I do not think this was his first rodeo. He got caught and is now paying the price. Do not feel sorry for this guy. Creeper.
CamelTow

Calgary, Canada

#5 Nov 26, 2010
Bill wrote:
So the girl looks up the guy and takes the inititative to contact him and now he's a sex offender for life? Weird.
wierd? did you actually READ the whole article?..yea, I'd say he's guilty and should be casterated..........you apparantly must not have a daughter or you would probably understand a little better......
ISRW

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Nov 26, 2010
billy boy wrote:
He knew she was 15. I do not think this was his first rodeo. He got caught and is now paying the price. Do not feel sorry for this guy. Creeper.
Is there a rule against feeling sorry for people, even if they've lapsed in some way?

I'd like to think we could function as a society without people completely shutting down any sense of human feeling when a 20-year-old guy turns out to be not exactly moral in his search for sexual encounters. It feels to me like, if we followed that example, the evil would only be compounded.
Way fast whitey

Buffalo, MN

#9 Nov 26, 2010
Hmm...... Ill provide the bullet and he can be the target.
Father Fondle

United States

#10 Nov 26, 2010
Pope says this is OK since he had rubbers.
Whitey

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Nov 26, 2010
See how great diversity is? Oh hes white. mervermind
Whitey

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Nov 26, 2010
nevermind
realist

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Nov 26, 2010
Here's the thing, twenty year old men have sex with 15 year old girls ALL the time. These girls are attracted to the men and the men have raging hormones. Neither of them can control themselves. Maybe the parents should be monitoring the girls activities a little closer. The penalty he is facing seems quite extreme. Punish him, yeah, but there has to be a way to correct without ruining his life.
Hockey Bob

Wayzata, MN

#14 Nov 26, 2010
This guy has to be punished severely for his egregious behavior!

Everyone knows that male Bible counselors should be preying on young BOYS, and not girls! What was this guy thinking???
geckojay

Portland, OR

#15 Nov 26, 2010
It troubles me that these young girls are so aggressive these days. What is she going after a 20 year old for in the first place? Clearly any sex would be consensual. Her parents ought to be taking a good look in the mirror and asking themselves where they went wrong. I dont condone this guys behavior by any stretch but I think its wrong to look at this from one side. I think as a society we ought to consider everything before labeling this guy as a sex offender for the rest of his life. She initiated contact, she either started or engaged in sexual talk, there is only a 5 year age difference....it's just wrong to ruin this guys life under these circumstances.
Jim Moore

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Nov 26, 2010
Of course the girl is innocent. In my estimation she encouraged the meeting. The guy just wanted a little fun and she had to go spoil it, or her parents did. They should have just told her to stop "teasing" the dude.
US Tax Payer

Lindstrom, MN

#18 Nov 26, 2010
Bill wrote:
So the girl looks up the guy and takes the inititative to contact him and now he's a sex offender for life? Weird.
He is an Adult (In mature Granted ) So he must know better ! The computer is a LUST lovers dream tool. GLAD they catch these morons !( I THINK SHE WAS YOUR DAUGHTER ?)
Mom of Camp Counselor

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Nov 26, 2010
thissucks wrote:
That's it, enough is enough. I call for mandatory spaying and neutering for anyone working around children.
So my son who has worked at camp since he was 14 and still works hard to making the kids camp stay the best they can have is being lumped into this mess? My son is a shy and respective young man who is working up the courage to ask the nice girl who sits next to him in History class out.
Just because some people can't keep their hands to themselves doesn't mean eveyone is like them.
I find your statement as offensive as you.
Mom of Camp Counselor

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Nov 26, 2010
but what else should I expect from a red neck from Farmington.
LOLLIE

Plymouth, MN

#21 Nov 26, 2010
If he knew she was only fifteen then he gets what he gets......
thissucks

Burnsville, MN

#22 Nov 26, 2010
Mom of Camp Counselor wrote:
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So my son who has worked at camp since he was 14 and still works hard to making the kids camp stay the best they can have is being lumped into this mess? My son is a shy and respective young man who is working up the courage to ask the nice girl who sits next to him in History class out.
Just because some people can't keep their hands to themselves doesn't mean eveyone is like them.
I find your statement as offensive as you.
I'm terribly sorry you misconstrued my tongue-in-cheek comments. Perhaps developing a sense of humor and not taking yourself, and life quite so seriously could be advantageous to you and your psyche. I made my comments because day, after day, after day it's the same news. This person, that person, an adult with authority molesting children. Don't know about you but I'm sick of it.
Robinhood

Tampa, FL

#23 Nov 26, 2010
Wow! Big Surprise! a 20 year old wanting sex with a 15 year old I got one just as good. A 15 year old girl and her mother, invited my 17 year old grandson over for the night! Who should get arrested . The 17 year old for having sex with a 15 year old or the mother for having sex with a 17 year old. These are strange times!

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