Joshua David Threlkeld, the 35-year-old MySpace predator from Orange, will have a lifetime to socially network with other criminals.
Threlkeld was sentenced Wednesday in Riverside County Superior Court to 29 years and eight months in prison, followed by 70 years to life after his March 14 conviction on 79 felony charges and one misdemeanor charge, including lewd acts with a child under 14, child pornography charges and kidnapping.
Threlkeld lured teenage girls into sending him sexually explicit photos by setting up a MySpace profile, claiming to be a teenage girl named Sara Miller
, and a fake modeling agency called Model 508 Studio
, between 2007 and 2009, according to authorities.
Authorities said girls were asked if they wanted to do a photo shoot for a man named "Josh". He went after girls in several Inland Empire cities and at least 15 other states, and victims may have been as far way as the United Kingdom, Canada, Iran and other countries.
Prosecutors said Threlkeld met four girls from the Inland Empire and took them to Orange County and Palm Springs for pornographic photo shoots.
According to prosecutors, one reported victim, a Moreno Valley girl, needed cash for her family, who is on welfare.
During a photo shoot set up in Palm Springs, he told her his camera was broken, and offered her $120 for sex.