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O.C. man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting underage girls he met on MySpace, Stickam

Richard Chaney booking photo A Costa Mesa man was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in state prison for sexually assaulting two teenage girls he met on MySpace.com or Stickam.com, authorities said.

Richard Alan Chaney, 25, pleaded guilty to one felony count each of oral copulation of a minor under 16, contacting a child with the intent to distribute pornography to a minor, sexual penetration by foreign object of an unconscious victim and oral copulation of an unconscious person, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

Prosecutors said Chaney communicated a with 14-year-old Texas girl on the webcam-based Internet site Stickam.com. Between May 1, 2008, and July 31, 2008, he engaged in sexually explicit conversations and mutual exhibitionism and masturbation with the girl, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors said Chaney met the girl while her family was vacationing in California and had sex with her in June 2008. Her mother filed a report with police, prosecutors said.

In May 2009, Chaney videotaped himself sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl he had met online, according to prosecutors. They said the girl was unconscious at the time.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Richard Alan Chaney. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office

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Seems to me that he could get nine years for several individual charges he is convicted of. I've heard of people doing much more more time for similar convictions. Hopefully, by the time he gets out an effective system for tracking and monitoring sexual predators will be in place

This creep will be out in 5 years with good behaviour and he will back molesting kids. Why do they let these animals out? There is no cure and incarceration is just a temporary fix.

From his photo he looks like a teenager himself but, he is not and is an adult. He is a disturbed man to say the least. If the police had of not arrested him, he would have kept on victimizing young girls. Now, he is going to a place where he could end up being a victim.

Wow!! I thought by the picture they were showing a picture of a teenage girl, so I know when he get to prison he'll be someone's, and I'll let you fill in the blanks, and it will serve him well for how he treated those teenage girls. He'll be switching, and snapping his fingers when he get back home in nine years.

have you folks ever visited this stickam and see what goes on there? you wouldnt beleive it. and its not by accident this is happening either. the OWNERS like it that way - build revenue and makes their little dotcom into something sellable to the bigger players on the internet. they brag about it too - http://www.stickam.com/help/aboutUs.do - less than 40 employees and yet they are fully aware of two things. 1, stories like this get in the newspapaer at least once a month and 2 THIS SITE gets "•12,500 new users per day" ! How do 30 something employees monitor the safety of mine and your teenage girls? they dont.

I disabled my girls laptop cam. Not many parents know how to do that. Their only choice would be add stickam.com to their parental no-no list in the firewall. But still, it rubs me the wrong way THESE GUYS get to run their website in this fashion and where are the feds in all this?!? its a half step away from underaged porn. stickam, yeah stick em in the holding cell downtown.

Well at least he's ready for prison. He already has the striped shirt go to with his ball and chain.


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