Thursday, March 15, 2012 |
4 years ago
Joshua David Threlkeld, a 34-year-old pervert from Orange, was found guilty Wednesday in Riverside County Superior Court of kidnapping a 13-year-old Moreno Valley girl for sex and getting 40 girls to send him naked pictures of themselves.
Threlkeld is scheduled to be sentenced April 11 on 79 felonies and one misdemeanor, including lewd acts with a child under 14, child pornography charges and kidnapping.
The victims ranged in age from 11 to 17 years old.
Threlkeld set up a MySpace profile under the fake name of Sara Miller, claiming to be a 14-year-old girl, 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 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.
The future prison bitch reportedly got caught when a friend of one of the alleged victims notified her mother, who contacted the alleged victim's mother. The police then were notified.
Prosecutors said 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.