Thursday, June 24, 2010

Michael Schuttpelz - Repeat Sex Offender - Child Predator on Wheels

A federal judge sentenced a child predator to 38 years in prison.

Michael Schuttpelz, 51, a Nebraska truck driver, was caught in a 2007 Internet sting operation in which an FBI agent posed as a mother of two girls ages 5 and 3.

"Virtually immediately, Schuttpelz began discussing plans to travel to Detroit to have sex with the two girls," prosecutors said in a memorandum asking for a 50-year sentence for Schuttpelz.
A federal jury in Detroit convicted Schuttpelz of crossing state lines to have sex with a child younger than 12, transporting child pornography, and possessing child pornography.

Schuttpelz, 51, also has a 1997 conviction in Iowa for molesting a 13-year-old girl.
Schuttpelz, who shouted profanities at prosecutors during a June 14 hearing and violently banged his head against a table at an earlier hearing, spoke for more than five hours over two days, railing about his failed relationships with women, his professed innocence and his theories about class in America.

U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman initially allowed Schuttpelz to speak without his handcuffs, but U.S. marshals restrained him with wrist and leg shackles part way through Monday's hearing after he began to shout and bang his hands against the lectern.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Mulcahy asked for a 50-year sentence for Schuttpelz, describing him as "a rolling sex predator looking for victims all over this country."

Only by keeping him locked up until he is very old can the children of the country be protected, said Mulcahy, who said Schuttpelz is a paranoid and narcissistic offender with the intelligence to manipulate people to get access to children.

"This has been the Michael Schuttpelz show," Mulcahy said of the sentencing hearing.
"As we've heard over the last two days, anything negative that happened in his life cannot possibly be his fault."
Schuttpelz said he was troubled and lonely when he engaged in the Internet chats and made the trip to Michigan, where he was arrested.

"The man before you today is in no way a pedophile or child molester," he said.

The charges carried a 30-year mandatory minimum sentence.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

"On average most sex offenders are never caught again for a new sex offense, after five years, between 10 and 15 percent of sex offenders are detected, often convicted, of committing a new sex offense. If you follow them for ten years the rates go up somewhat, if you follow them as long as we’ve been able to follow them, which is about 20 years, the rates go up to somewhere between 30 to 40 percent of the total sample will eventually be caught for a new sex offense."
Dr. R. Karl Hansen

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