Whatever the results of his appeal in Missouri, convicted internet pervert Donal R. Wadsworth, 47, Fayetteville, Ark., is going to be spending a long time in prison.
The Northwest Arkansas Times reported Oct 11 that Wadsworth pleaded guilty the previous day in Washington County Circuit Court to four counts of computer child pornography and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He had been charged with trying to have sex with someone whom he believed to be a 13-year-old girl after chatting with her over the Internet between Dec. 21, 2005, and Jan. 26, 2006.
His arrest in Arkansas came just a short time after a Jasper County jury convicted him of virtually the same offense. He was free on bond while appealing the Missouri case. Wadsworth was one of those nailed by Diamond Police Officer Jim Murray during one of his Internet stings. He was convicted on seven counts of enticing a minor.
Wadsworth's appeal was heard in September in the Missouri Southern District Court of Appeals. No decision has been released.