115-Year Sentence For NC Child Molester

A North Carolina man has been sentenced to at least 115 years in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation charges.

The Charlotte Observer reported that 50-year-old John William Worthey pleaded guilty Wednesday to molesting an 8-year-old girl.

Mecklenburg Assistant District Attorney Kelly Miller says Worthey made more than 80 photographs involving child pornography at his Charlotte home.

Worthey pleaded guilty on the third day of his trial. Superior Court Judge Gentry Caudill sentenced Worthey to a minimum of 115 years and a maximum of 142 years in prison.

Worthey had been arrested in 2006 after federal authorities said he had ordered child pornography over the Internet.


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  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on May 8, 2009 at 12:22 PM
    Pay attention to how your senator votes on the hate crimes bill. Those who vote for the original bill believe that this criminal deserves federal protection and that to call him what he is (pervert/pedophile) should be considered a hate crime. Know all of your senators that vote to protect sexual predators and perverts. Vote them out of office in the coming election. Deviant sexual behavior should not get special federal protection while our children are being raped. It most certainly is time for change.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on May 8, 2009 at 12:15 PM
    Always remember that the victim gets an automatic lifetime sentence regardless of judicial action against the coward criminal.
  • by Anonymous on May 8, 2009 at 05:23 AM
    115 years is a long time yall should just give him the death penalty
  • by Buzz Location: Mill Creek on May 7, 2009 at 07:40 PM
    Sorry folks 115 years is way too long a sentence for this perv. He needs to be gone in 115 seconds. Send clear and concise meassage!!! Buzz-
  • by Melissa Location: Washington on May 7, 2009 at 07:34 PM
    why waste the tax payers' money on someone like him...he deserves the death penalty...not a 115 years to be well fed, clothed, and housed!
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on May 7, 2009 at 05:43 PM
    Still wasn't long enough.... If anyone has seen the movie "Men Behind the Sun" ..I would hope this man would be the cat in that movie, and the prisoners would be the rats!
  • by Z Location: Jacksonville on May 7, 2009 at 12:07 PM
    115 YEARS!!! How about we use the death penalty for this guy. 115 Years is just stupid. He'll get what he deserves when he gets to GP!!!
  • by Anonymous on May 7, 2009 at 11:32 AM
    My goodness this is sick. Doesn't say who the girl was to him?? I don't know but I hope that the girl will be okay. I also hope the parents will learn who they leave their kids with from now on. I do not leave mine with anyone except people I have known all my life.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 7, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    Good! He needs to rot in prison for the rest of his life then. That's a sick basterd for you right there.
  • by Mother of 2 Location: Washington on May 7, 2009 at 10:44 AM
    Justice has been served. Now he needs to change the ending of his life and find salvation.
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