Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Mug Shot Tuesday


He's cute, but don't get your hopes up -- he likes 'em young.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus reports:
A Jackson County man pleaded guilty to felony charges resulting from having sexual contact with a Livingston County teenager he met on an app for men.

John Joseph Gasiorek III, 20, of Brooklyn pleaded guilty as charged to third-degree and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct as well as accosting a child for immoral purposes and using a computer to commit the crime, according to 44th Circuit Court records.

Gasiorek is seeking sentencing under the state’s Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which means he would have no public criminal record if he successfully completes probation. Sentencing is Nov. 19.

Police said Gasiorek met a then-15-year-old Brighton boy on Grindr, which describes itself as a “gay iPhone app.”

The encounters occurred in January and were reported by a family member of the now-16-year-old complainant, who resides in the Brighton area. How the relative learned what happened was not disclosed.

Police said Gasiorek picked up the complainant and went to undisclosed locations to have sex.

Three other men are also charged with meeting and having sexual contact with the same complainant in unrelated incidents.
One of the other men charged, Cody Hunter Swatling, is only 18 and is awfully HANDSOME, too.

A three- or five-year age difference isn't much, though, especially if the kid lied on Grindr. My guess is the boy's parents are freaked out and are making this into more of an issue than it needs to be, whereas 15-year-old girls date 18-year-olds all the time.

Thoughts?

4 comments:

Bicurious George said...

I guess where I struggle is if a person lies about their age and you don't know about it (and it's not obvious), and it gets uncovered later, how are you liable? Are you supposed to ask for ID before you have sex with someone? And this kid apparently had sex with a bunch of men--shouldn't he bear some responsibility that he's trapping all these guys?

northalabama said...

this could have ended much worse for gasiorek, the plea seems appropriate within the law, since there's no reported trauma to the teen (who was actively complicit). it appears this prosecutor is catching up to the times.

gasiorek knew the law, gambled, and should have expected any teenager to lie about their age (or anything else) on social media. he's very lucky he can complete probation without a criminal record, others facing a similar situation have not been nearly as fortunate.

Shy Boy said...

Yeah, but Gasiorek was a teenager, too -- 19, if my math is correct.

CAsey said...

Reasonable belief that the victim is over the age of consent!

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