James Lee Pierce visits Colorado with molesting on his mind and an ankle monitor on his leg

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Georgia's James Lee Pierce, a convicted child molester, allegedly spent months grooming an underage teen for sex before he could round up the money for a trip to Colorado in order to get his swerve on. Imagine his distress upon learning that his illicit dream girl turned out to be a fifty-something cop with a pair of handcuffs reserved just for him.

Continue for the disturbing story of the Pierce sting, including photos, video and the original (and shockingly graphic) arrest affidavit.

On December 31 of last yeaer, according to the aforementioned affidavit, provided by the First Judicial District DA's office, Lakewood Police Department Investigator Mike Harris, assigned to the Crimes Against Children unit, was online portraying a girl younger than fifteen when he was greeted with an instant message from someone identified as "scrapbucket."

Investigator Mike Harris, seen in 7News coverage, is a 35-year law-enforcement veteran.
The next day, scrapbucket provided an e-mail address allegedly belonging to Pierce.

The initial conversation between Pierce and the "girl" was creepy but lacked explicit language: Sample comments included "do you like older guys" and "i like young girls like you." But the exchanges soon escalated to requests for a nude photo and remarks such as "I dont care if its against the law" and "you the only [stated age of teen] that didnt think I ws a perv."

Harris presumably did. He soon traced Pierce to a home address of 442 Morrison Camp Ground Road NE in Rome, Georgia and discovered a criminal record capable of inspiring shudders.

The affidavit notes that Pierce was arrested in 1991 for "Literal Rape, Sodomy and Child Molestation," with 7News reporting that the victim was a three-year-old boy.

Copies of photos allegedly sent by Pierce included in the arrest affidavit.
Pierce was convicted of the crime the following year, earning a sentence of five years behind bars and fifteen years' worth of probation. But he violated his probation in 2006, failed to register as a sex offender in 2007 and allegedly violated probation again in late 2012. As a result, he was reportedly required to wear an ankle monitor.

Despite the presence of Pierce's tracker, he wasn't confined to his home. Indeed, Georgia law allows people in his situation to travel out of state. And in his communication with the fictional Colorado teen, he made it clear he wanted to do so -- and a lot of other things, too.

Continue for more about the arrest of James Lee Pierce, including a video and the original arrest affidavit.

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Zac White
Zac White

If funny how different people treat you depending on which mental disorder you have...

Fitz Greg
Fitz Greg

"Rollin down the street, smokin indo, sippin on gin and juice Laid back (with my mind on my money and my money on my mind)"

John Mccall
John Mccall

This creep needs daily showers with Jerry Sandusky.

Matt C. Salyer
Matt C. Salyer

To leave? They had enough evidence to press charges. It's a waste of money. That's the problem with this country . Everyone thinks money grows on trees

Matt C. Salyer
Matt C. Salyer

Alright!! Why would a state allow someone who is being monitored


Letting people on ankle monitors leave state is irresponsible as fuck.

Mike Skeel
Mike Skeel

and other states are cracking down on colorado drivers because of weed...riiiiight...

Jojo Sosaductive
Jojo Sosaductive

Matt if you read the article you'd know he took a bus not an airplane.

Kim Braman
Kim Braman

We could only hope that all pedophiles were as stupid as this guy so they, too, could be caught. With his having only 5-1/2 inches and needing a testosterone booster, it might be safe to say that he he will be the pokee, rather than the poker, when he gets to the pokey. And concerning his "literal" rape charge from 1991, what is that?? "Legitimate" rape's little brother?!

Matt C. Salyer
Matt C. Salyer

How does a ankle bracelet not get detected at the airport? Same components as a radio or "bomb" ( had to " " that for the NSA)

muhutdafuga topcommenter

He was on his way to the republican national convention.

Republican campaign worker Mark Seidensticker of Nashua, New Hampshire is a convicted child molester.

Republican Mayor Philip Giordano of Waterbury, Connecticut is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8 and 10-year old girls.

Republican Mayor John Gosek of Oswego, New York was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year old girls.

Republican County Commissioner David Swartz of Richland County, Ohio pled guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Republican Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

Republican Committeeman John R. Curtain of Monroe County, Pennsylvania was charged with molesting a teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth of Kannapolis, N.C., is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

Republican zoning supervisor, Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church president Dennis L. Rader of Witchita, Kansas pled guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old girl he murdered.

Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency of Camden, New Jersey pled guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge of Soputhbay, California was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

Republican pastor Mike Hintz of Des Moines, Iowa, who George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

Republican legislator Peter Dibble of New London, Connecticut pled no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.


It doesn't say that he took a plane....the article states that he took the Greyhound bus....they don't do searches for Greyhounds....

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