Minneapolis man sentenced for soliciting little leaguers

9:37 AM, Nov 17, 2012   |    comments
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CRYSTAL, Minn. - A 44-year-old Minneapolis man who has pleaded guilty to solitication charges has been sentenced to 120 in a workhouse after trying to contact members of the Crystal Little League via Facebook this summer, according to the Crystal Police Department.

Marcie, a mother of a little leaguer helped tip off police. Marcie, along with the league's safety officer reached out to police after noticeing the same man, later identified as Michael Hamer, had contacted over a dozen players via Facebook.

The court also has required Hamer to register as a sex offender for the next 10 years and he can't have contact with minors.

Crystal police set up a sting where they pretended to be a 12-year-old baseball player. Hamer engaged in sexually explicit online conversations with the police officer posing as the boy, police said. Eventually, Hamer asked to meet the boy at a park and when he arrived, police arrested him.

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