GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A Battle Creek man has been sentenced to prison after threatening in a message to a federal agency to "rape little girls."
Timothy Burgess was sentenced Monday to two years months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
In December 2012, the 46-year-old Burgess sent a message via the Internet to the Social Security Administration office in Maryland, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
In the message, he said he wanted more money. He threatened to rape and implied he may murder "little girls" if his demands were not met.
"give me more to live on ... you see, I love little girls ... it would be too bad if one of the little girls died ... i like to rape little girls ... i will get my first victim very soon," he wrote in part, according to the U.S. Attorney.
Federal and local authorities worked together to track down the message and then execute a search warrant at Burgess's Battle Creek home. They found other written threats against several specific Battle Creek-area females and images of girls on Burgess's computer.
Burgess then confessed and pleaded guilty to transmitting in interstate commerce a threat to injure the person of another.
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