Timothy McDarrah, Ex US Weekly Gossip Columnist creates his own … Convicted on Sex Charge with a Minor
Timothy McDarrah, 44, a former reporter with the Las Vegas Sun was convicted on sex charges related to soliciting sex with a 13 year old girl. McDarrah had been originally arrested on September 14, 2005 by undercover FBI agents in New York City.
He was charged with one count of using a computer and the Internet “to attempt to entice, induce, coerce and persuade a minor to engage in sexual activity,” according to an indictment handed up in November He was convicted Dec. 20 after an eight-day jury trial in New York, and faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison, according to court documents.
McDarrah, 44, responded in June 2005 to a posting on the craigslist.com Web site offering introductions to the “freshest, youngest” girls in New York, an FBI affidavit said. The gossip writer told an undercover FBI agent, who had posted the advertisement to lure pedophiles, that he would pay $200 for sex with a 13-year-old girl, the affidavit said. (Breitbart)