Some people need to be put, what old folks call, "under the jail" for the crimes they commit and this Florida man is one of them.
Todd Joseph Simmerman, 30, was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting two minors and committing the offenses while required to register as a sex offender. The Titusville man pleaded guilty to luring young girls into sexual encounters.
According to STL, court documents in 2013, say Simmerman pleaded guilty to traveling to meet a child to engage in unlawful sexual conduct, after using a computer to lure a child, in violation of Florida law. As part of his sentence, he was required to register as a sex offender. Six months after completing his state sentence, Simmerman met a 15-year-old on Snapchat and enticed the child to engage in sexual activity. The child victim introduced Simmerman to a 15-year-old friend and Simmerman also preyed upon that child. Simmerman used his cellphone to record his sexually abusive encounters with both victims, which occurred over a period of about five months, until his arrest."
In 2013, when Simmerman was incarcerated he wrote a letter to his sentencing judge saying that “While incarcerated I have found out that I am HIV positive, a horrible blow that has served to change my life.” So much for turning over a new leaf because six months after he was released he began his illicit relationship with the babysitter.
In November the 15-year-old girl turned over explicit text messages and photos that Simmerman has sent to her. Authorities then obtained a warrant to search Simmerman's electonic devices and found more photos, videos and other incriminating evidence.
“This repeated child predator will spend the rest of his natural life in prison, thanks to HSI special agents and our partners at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office,” said HSI Orlando Assistant Special Agent in Charge David J. Pezzutti. “While we cannot undo the damage of his horrible crimes, we hope that this sentence helps with the healing process for his victim.”
The victims are said to be undergoing therapy.
60 years isn't enough for what this man did.