The internet can be a very dangerous place … yet one more example.
29 year old Patrick Lee Kenney has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for the attempted rape of a 12 year old girl. The girl’s mother discovered Kenney’s inappropriate text messages on her daughter’s cell phone. Patrick Lee Kenney also pleaded no contest to attempted sexual abuse and furnishing obscene material to a minor. Where did 29 year old Patrick Lee Kenney and the 12 year old girls meet? MySpace.com of course.
The girl’s mother accidentally saw the text messages and gave the phone to Klamath County sheriff’s deputies, who continued the text chat with Kenney.
Detectives say they arrested Kenney at a park while he was trying to meet the victim.
Prosecutor David Groff said the case is a reminder about the dangers children face from Internet predators.