Sex offender pleads guilty to sleeping with 14-year-old
MADISON (WKOW) -- A Utah man plead guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old Wisconsin girl he met through MySpace.
A Dane County judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation for Joseph L. Hickerson, 33, of Salt Lake City.
The investigation found he had given the girl a fake name and told her he was 17, then 19, then 25.
A criminal complaint says police found sexually explicit pictures of the girl and other children on a CD among Hickerson's belongings when they arrested him in June. He was in the town of Stoughton at the time.
Police found him with the 14-year-old when they were investigating a report of suspicious people with sleeping bags at an elementary school playground. A citizen tackled him as he tried to run away. He told police he was 16-years-old at the time of his arrest.
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