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01/24/13 08:35 PM ET EST

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- A serial child molester in Pennsylvania who tattooed an underage girl in exchange for sex will spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes against 15 children.

A Bucks County judge sentenced 36-year-old Walter Meyerle on Thursday to 494 to 982 years behind bars.

The judge convicted Meyerle in August of 170 counts of molesting boys and girls ages 4 to 17. The crimes spanned 13 years, from 1997 to 2010.

Meyerle, of Falls Township, was arrested in May 2011 after police said he tattooed a girl in return for sexual favors.

The investigation led authorities to identify other victims, most of them the children of Meyerle's friends and girlfriends.

The Doylestown Intelligencer reports ( http://bit.ly/10FjMyc ) the sentencing hearing took nearly four hours because of numerous victim impact statements.

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5 minutes ago ( 2:02 PM)

Finally a Judge with some ba--ls. One less predator off the streets permanently.

wellreadandresearched: Finally a Judge with some ba--ls. One less predator off

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10 minutes ago ( 1:57 PM)

Good for him, they should have cut it off. Why is it man feel like they have to mess with children when there is so many women who would be glad to sleep with men like him. I am glad he will never touch a child ever again.

Tina_Webster: Good for him, they should have cut it off. Why

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21 minutes ago ( 1:46 PM)

Considering that our society exposes our children to sex and sexuality and turns them (particularly girls) into sex objects at earlier and early ages (shows like Toddlers & Tiaras, Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo, and all the unknown ones) such that a 6 year old looks like a short 21 year old, we should not be surprised by children's willingness to initiatie or participate in sex acts without reservation and for adults to accept it. If anything, society teaches girls from an early age to use sex/their bodies to get everything out of life and teaches boys to expect/get sex in exchange for everything.

Perhaps if we start prosecuting the promoters of such things, the designers of such trashy children's wear , the producers of commericials, teen celebrities,as well as the underage "victims" right along with the adults- since they all share the guilt - we can put an end to this. So I'd like to see charges of solicitation against all of his 15 [known] "victims" and let them each serve time according to how much time he was given for his crimes against each.

As an alternative, mankind can stop criminalizing some things, including this, considering that history is filled with adult men marrying underage girls and no criminal charges were brought against them nor has their reputations been ruined afterwards.

ldyqtee6: Considering that our society exposes our children to sex and

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26 minutes ago ( 1:41 PM)

wow the world will be so different in 982 years when he gets out. hope he will be able to cope with all of the new advances in technology

lou611: wow the world will be so different in 982 years

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32 minutes ago ( 1:35 PM)

Poorly written. Why did out system not have this guy behind bars for all the other molestations? Plus many other unwritten obvious questions are not answered.

nofoolsteaforme: Poorly written. Why did out system not have this guy

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2 minutes ago ( 2:05 PM)

Well, the story says the sentence was for 170 counts which is why the sentence length is so long, obviously absurdly so because nobody lives that long, but I guess they just didn't catch him up until now.

Craig_Walenta: Well, the story says the sentence was for 170 counts

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41 minutes ago ( 1:27 PM)

I don't think there is a hole deep enough to put this guy.

Mod_Squad: I don't think there is a hole deep enough to

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41 minutes ago ( 1:26 PM)

I am not discounting the fuglyness of the crime, I was just commenting on the play on words as I believe the commentor also was.

chiefg: I am not discounting the fuglyness of the crime, I

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44 minutes ago ( 1:23 PM)

Tatoo what he did on his forehead, so all the prisoners will know!!

Hyacinth420: Tatoo what he did on his forehead, so all the

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50 minutes ago ( 1:17 PM)

"A serial child molester in Pennsylvania who tattooed an underage girl in exchange for sex will spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes against 15 children."

*sigh* That's HIS version of events. The legal version is that he sexually assaulted children and then assaulted one or more further by tattooing at least one girl; they're below the age of consent for either "activity."

Jami134: "A serial child molester in Pennsylvania who tattooed an underage

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51 minutes ago ( 1:16 PM)

Thats why i dont get the justice system... Why such an unrealistic sentence. Just zap him and be done. I have better uses for my tax money than payin for that chomo

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54 minutes ago ( 1:13 PM)

Maybe he'll be a better man when he gets out in 982 years, lol.

akseserizdotcom: Maybe he'll be a better man when he gets out

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Always wondered what the saying "Tit for Tat" meant.

flatheadjck: Always wondered what the saying "Tit for Tat" meant.

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lmao ... clever F&F

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Don't worry...he'll only do half of that time.

broadcastair: Don't worry...he'll only do half of that time.

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1 hour ago ( 1:06 PM)

the girl wanted sex was he sentenced for one girl or fifteen the story is poorly written

lammerlama: the girl wanted sex was he sentenced for one girl

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26 minutes ago ( 1:41 PM)

He must have been sentenced for multiple victims, as the victim impact statements from victims he was not charged with would not be admissible in court. Also, the article does say he was convicted of "170 counts of molesting boys and girls..." That pretty clearly indicates what you are asking about.

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20 minutes ago ( 1:47 PM)

The girl can want anything but until she is 18 no one is allowed to make decisions for her except mom and dad.

patpollard6: The girl can want anything but until she is 18

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1 hour ago ( 1:04 PM)

Disgusting inhuman foul stench garbage. Have fun in prison. U know what they do to dudes like u? U become a 'dudett.'

BarryChute: Disgusting inhuman foul stench garbage. Have fun in prison. U

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