From: "Michael J. Domark Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Pedophile used AOL - Held with out Bond in Chicago
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1996 18:28:05 -0600
Organization: EnterAct L.L.C. Turbo-Elite News Server
This evening on the 4:30 news they had the following story:
Athough the Chicago Tribune says the Internet, The Channel 2 news
reporter made references to AOL.
(and in the background: a computer monitor with, guess?
an AOL chat room)
Here is the URL of the exact article.
Aritcle cut & pasted below in an UNEDITED form
Chicago - Stories from the latest print edition
MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH GIRL, 13
By Matt O'Connor, Tribune Staff Writer
Web-posted Wednesday, November 27, 1996; 8:01 a.m. CST
An engineer from suburban Philadelphia met a 13-year-old Matteson girl
over the Internet last spring, traveled here and had sex with her in a
motel room, federal authorities alleged Tuesday.
Prosecutors suspect Cary Bodenheimer, 30, also struck up intimate
relationships with two other underage Midwestern girls in a teen "chat
room," though no sexual contact took place in those cases.
Bodenheimer, an engineer for a major aircraft manufacturer, was
released on strict bond conditions Tuesday by a magistrate in Chicago.
But the government quickly appealed to a federal judge, who promised a
"He is a predatory pedophile," Assistant U.S. Atty. Virginia Kendall
said of Bodenheimer, who lives with his mother and stepfather in
Bodenheimer was accused of meeting the Matteson 7th-grade girl via
the Internet and then talking to her by telephone for long hours late at
He told her he loved her and promised to marry her when she was 18,
Kendall said. "She believed him," she added.
According to the indictment, which was unsealed late last week,
Bodenheimer flew here April 8 and had sex with the girl in a Matteson
Bodenheimer amassed telephone bills of $600 to $1,000 a month,
Further investigation showed that Bodenheimer also met two other girls,
a 15-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., and a 16-year-old from Broken
Arrow, Okla., on the Internet, Kendall said. He had "phone sex" with
both, she said.
Before his indictment, Bodenheimer had been warned through his lawyer
that he was about to be charged, but he still continued to converse with
the Oklahoma girl, Kendall said.
The government sought to have Bodenheimer detained here as a danger
to the community. But U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys placed him
on electronic monitoring at his home, ordered him to continue
counseling, refrain from contacting girls by telephone or in person, and
not log onto the Internet.
The government appealed the decision, and U.S. District Judge Wayne
Andersen said he will decide Wednesday whether he will revoke
Ex-AOLer since 3/95