Predator Teacher William Warren Greico Innocent?

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PredatorBuster

Hialeah, FL

#1 Nov 30, 2007
Former high school teacher sentenced in computer sex solicitation


Tampa, Florida ó A former Seminole High School teacher was sentenced to five years in prison today on a guilty plea to using a computer to entice a child for sex.

William Warren Greico, 43, of Madeira Beach traveled from his home to Brandon last Dec. 21st to meet a child for sex, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The victim was actually an undercover officer.

Greico pled guilty to the charge in April.

Mr. Greico has recently placed an ad at inmates.com proclaiming his innocence... he now blames the federal goverment for his current situation. Please google his name William Warren Greico to read the actual newspaper reports.

I am angry because my 14 year old daughter was one of his former students.

Below is the classified ad he recently placed at inmates.com

Hello! Iím Tyler from Tampa/St.Petersburg, FL. Up until last year I was a promising high school and college English teacher living on the beach when I inadvertently fell into the hands of the federal government. I became addicted to social networking sites, music, and Texas HoldíEm and made the mistake of talking to an undercover cop and so here I am. It was a mistake I wouldnít wish on anybody, so be careful.

I donít plan on giving up. Iím looking into many different lines of work when I get out such as being a paralegal, writing and playing music, fixing a/cís, running a small business, writing a book, or developing a comic strip. Iíve really learned a lot about the system here, and I donít mind discussing religion, politics, psychology, music or movies. So, if youíre interested send me an e-mail, Iíll respond. Take care!

Please write to:
WILLIAM GREICO #48621-018
PO BOX 999
FCI BUTNER LOW
BUTNER, NC. 27509

anon

Dade City, FL

#2 Feb 1, 2008
i indirectly know him and he really didn't seem to be a bad guy or a predator. he had plenty of women his own age who he dated..i don't know why he decided to go after a teenager..anyway, he has a right to live and earn a living, he's very educated, and yeah, maybe he has a problem, but what is your suggestion? i mean he ruined his career for nothing, but he is still a human being.
i also don't think the police should be in chat rooms using filthy language to entrap people..if they need to cut jobs it's those who do that. there are lots of bad people out there but why do we pay people money to talk dirty online. you have to be sick to want that job!
Andrea

Beverly Hills, FL

#3 Mar 29, 2008
Mr. Greico went to myspace.com and tried to lure a 14 year old girl to meet him for oral sex. Have you even bothered to read the many newspaper articles on this matter? For several months he contacted what he thought was the original 14 year old girl. Far from being entrapped Greico got what he deserved.
My suggestion? that none have pity of this sick individual. That he stops blaming others for his sickness and seeks treatment.
I am not surprised you defend him since he is your friend. Maybe you think it is ok for men in their late 40's to molest young teenage girls. Maybe you would think it's ok for Mr. Greico to molest your 14 year old daughter?
The police did a GREAT job of getting another pedophile off the streets.
anon wrote:
i indirectly know him and he really didn't seem to be a bad guy or a predator. he had plenty of women his own age who he dated..i don't know why he decided to go after a teenager..anyway, he has a right to live and earn a living, he's very educated, and yeah, maybe he has a problem, but what is your suggestion? i mean he ruined his career for nothing, but he is still a human being.
i also don't think the police should be in chat rooms using filthy language to entrap people..if they need to cut jobs it's those who do that. there are lots of bad people out there but why do we pay people money to talk dirty online. you have to be sick to want that job!
Shannon

Fayetteville, NC

#4 May 13, 2008
I was a friend of Mr. Greico and I was able to talk to him about this situation. I remember when he first told me what had happened, I was in shock. I know that he likes to date young sometimes but I know he wouldn't ever date under 18. I know that if he would have known the true age of the 'young female' he would have not continued to talk to her.
Andrew Jacksonville FL

Jacksonville, FL

#5 May 24, 2008
I know Mr Warren Greico extremely well, he was one of my roommates at FSU in 1984 and 1985. He is a very good friend and is innocent. It was total entrapment. He has never had problems picking up women and about 1 year before he was arrested stayed at my house when he came up to see the Jacksonville Jaguars play Tampa Bay Bucs, with a 24 year old women that he met on the same website that got him in trouble. He was in an adult only section on the website. I know plenty of women that he has dated and none of them were under 18. I communicate with him in prison and look forward to his release to continue our friendship. You can not believe all the stuff you read in the corporate media.
anonymous

Miami, FL

#7 Jun 4, 2008
Shannon wrote:
I was a friend of Mr. Greico and I was able to talk to him about this situation. I remember when he first told me what had happened, I was in shock. I know that he likes to date young sometimes but I know he wouldn't ever date under 18. I know that if he would have known the true age of the 'young female' he would have not continued to talk to her.
He is a liar. To be a member to myspace one has to pick an age which is clearly shown by the name and photo. Mr Greico KNEW he was contacting a 14 year old girl. In his first few contacts with the 14 year old girl, he was actually in contact with her UNTIL she reported him to her mother who in turn contacted the police. For the next several months Mr. Greico was sending emails to an investigator posing as the original 14 year old girl. The investigators had to wait several months UNTIL Mr. Greico made a sexual pass and meet the 14 year old girl in person. The police have to wait until the person being investigated makes a sexual request before they can make the arrest. Another poster here made a comment about the police talking dirty and entrapping men, which is not true. Why would the police have wasted 4 months of their time, on Mr. Greico if they could have talked dirty to him on the first week of their contacts which Mr. Greico initiated? The proof is right there...the police had to wait till Mr. Greico made the sexual comment. I suggest you read the many newspaper reports on Mr. Greico's arrest. The facts are there for anyone to see. Maybe you should open your eyes and face the truth, Mr. Greico has a serious problem, even if he is your friend. He admitted his guilt in court, now he needs to seek help instead of pretending he is now innocent. I wonder, do you have a daughter? Would you leave Mr. Greico alone with her?
You ever watch,'To Catch a Predator'? Ever notice that the men arrested all claim to be innocent? Men do not suddenly decide one day to try and have sex with young girls. In my opinion something like this comes out after years of thinking about it or acting upon it. Who knows what skeletons are in Mr Greico's closet?
anonymous

Miami, FL

#8 Jun 4, 2008
Andrew Jacksonville FL wrote:
I know Mr Warren Greico extremely well, he was one of my roommates at FSU in 1984 and 1985. He is a very good friend and is innocent. It was total entrapment. He has never had problems picking up women and about 1 year before he was arrested stayed at my house when he came up to see the Jacksonville Jaguars play Tampa Bay Bucs, with a 24 year old women that he met on the same website that got him in trouble. He was in an adult only section on the website. I know plenty of women that he has dated and none of them were under 18. I communicate with him in prison and look forward to his release to continue our friendship. You can not believe all the stuff you read in the corporate media.
Back when Mr. Greico was a member to myspace any adult could contact a minor or anyone under 18 to the age of 14. If you do a search on myspace, one has to choose the age of the the person in the search. For the search results to show 14 year old girls Mr. Greico would have had to pick the age of 14 years to find that girl he wrote to, asking her " to be my friend". This was no accident. Nor was it entrapment as you claim.
Since Mr. Greico's time as a member to myspace, they have made changes. If Mr. Greico today had tried to contact that girl he would have had no success ( unless he signed up as 17 or younger )But he had signed up as a man in his 40's.
Your logic is quite flawed...you say he is innocent because he is your friend? So you saw him with some women over the age of 18. Isn't it possible that he likes young girls and women?
The website did not get him in trouble...Mr. Greico got himself into trouble.
I remember seeing in the news one of Mr. Greico's former students making a comment, she said that she had noticed that her teacher was weird, gave her the creeps. No doubt Mr. Greico was sexually looking over his junior high students for years. I wouldn't be surprised if that is the reason he became a teacher, to get close to young girls. If any victims are out there..know this...there are no time limitations to press charges and you can seek monetary damages againt the person who molested you.
i thought i knew him

Indian Rocks Beach, FL

#9 Jul 13, 2009
TAMPA - A Madeira Beach high school teacher accused of making sexual advances to a 14-year-old girl on the Internet was arrested on computer pornography charges Wednesday.
William Warren Greico, 42, first approached the girl after he saw her posting on myspace.com in August. Billing himself as a man named "Tyler," the Seminole High School English teacher sent his picture to the girl and a message asking if she'd like to be friends, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
The teenager, who attends high school in Tampa, told Greico she thought it was strange that he would want to be friends with her since he was so much older than she, and then informed her mother about Greico's message, investigators said.
Hillsborough detectives launched an investigation after the girl's mother contacted authorities. Undercover investigators have been corresponding with Greico over the Internet for four months, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter. In one recent exchange, Greico allegedly made explicit references to oral sex in a message he thought he was sending to the girl, she said.
Detectives arranged a sting after Greico suggested that he and the girl meet at an undisclosed location in the Brandon area, Carter said. Sheriff's deputies arrested him when he arrived for the rendezvous around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"I'm sure he was surprised when there wasn't a child there," Carter said.
Known him for years

Valrico, FL

#10 Aug 23, 2009
I have known Tyler for years. This was not a an alias he used this is what all his friends have always called him. I first met Tyler when I was about 15 years old and I am almost 30 now. It was sort of strange that he would hang out with me but not one time through the years did he ever try anything inappropriate with me nor did I ever feel uncomfortable around him. Actually, I trusted him a lot because he was a good friend and I could always count on him. Over the years he started slipping away into this internet dating and these chat rooms. There is no way he became a teacher because he was interested in young girls, he comes from a family of teachers and that was almost his destiny. He did party a lot though and always had lots of friends, but with women he always ended up in "the friend zone". I did notice more and more he was hanging out with males and females that he met online, I never saw him with a minor though. I knew how many girls he met online but I was still shocked to hear how this situation went down. I don't know what got into his head to think this was a good idea or why he was interested in this 14 year old girl. He never showed any signs of this EVER! What was told in the papers is the truth and is what happened and it is unfortunate he made the poor poor choices that he did; he broke the law and is now paying for it. He has a good heart and can be a good friend- he does need help though and I hope he is getting that help and will continue to once he is released.
sara

Lakeland, FL

#11 Jul 6, 2012
I knew him well....i was dating him and livinf with him when this happened. He was addictd to the sites. That is true. However i wont defend the fact that she told him repetadly she was 14 and i found more than one convo on the computer. He is a good man. Educated and well mannered. I do think it was compleetly his addictiin not the real him. he deserves a good life when he serves his time. For those of you judging let me ask you have you ever been addicted to anything? Do yoy understand how an addiction can take you over? If you do then you shouldnt judge. If you dont then shut up what do u know. And fyi i was over 18 when we were together.
LOL

Tampa, FL

#12 Feb 6, 2013
his defenders? a girl 15 and the other 18 and "tyler" in his 40's he has been chasing high school girls all his life

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