A country musician has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for arranging to have sex with two young girls, a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old. What banjo player Abraham Spear didn't know was that the girls' "mother" -- whom he made the grotesque "deal" with online -- was actually an FBI agent. Abraham reportedly met up with the girls' "mom" at a restaurant in Dallas, expecting to be able to get frisky with her daughters. Instead, he had the cuffs slapped on him. And you won't believe the excuse he used to try to get out of trouble.
The 30-year-old Spear had logged onto a website and began communicating with someone he thought was the mom of two young girls. He asked the woman to send photos of the girls -- and in exchange, he sent back a photo of himself in his underwear, and allegedly offered to be the girls' "teacher" -- and I assume he did not mean teaching them how to twang the banjo.
He then reportedly said he wanted to "admire them and rub on their legs" and some other sexually explicit suggestions. Instead of finding it horrible that the girls' "mom" would agree to this, he arranged to meet up with her and the children.
As soon as he arrived as the destination for the illegal rendezvous, he was arrested.
He reportedly broke down sobbing and said he "wasn't actually going to do anything." Oh boy. How many times in your life have you heard this excuse? Someone is basically completely set up to do something immoral or wrong, and when caught, tries to claim it was all a joke, or a test, or that they had no plans to actually go through with it.
Yeah, because cops got to him first.
Spear also reportedly admitted he had a "problem." He sure does. But luckily these girls weren't real and his "problem" didn't spread to them. He can now contemplate his "problem" in prison.
Does his excuse surprise you?
Image via Dallas County Sheriff's Dept.