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Butler man sentenced for using Facebook scam to solicit young girls for sex

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Monday, April 29, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
 

A Butler County man, who pled guilty to creating an elaborate false identity on Facebook to target young girls for sex was sentenced Monday to 14 to 28 years in state prison.

William Ainsworth will also be required to serve 16 years of state supervised parole and probation and register with Megan's Law for the rest of his life.

Ainsworth was charged with using Facebook to solicit young girls for explicit photos or meetings for sex.

Ainsworth was accused of fabricating the Facebook personas of two young men, “Bill Cano” and “Anthony ‘Rip' Navari,” both supposedly living in Florida as surfers after dropping out of high school and running away from their families.

Ainsworth used these online identities to initiate online friendships with young people from throughout the Pittsburgh area, nearly all of them female.

Ainsworth was sentenced by Butler County Court of Common Pleas Judge Tim McCune.

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