*This post has been corrected to reflect the defendant having been convicted but not yet sentenced.
Partly because Michael Richard Wentworth
molested a child in Florida (where he also attempted armed robbery), sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl he lured into his car in Los Angeles and committed lewd acts on an Orange County girl who was 10 to 12, he wore a GPS anklet while on parole.
And now, because the 52-year-old tried repeatedly to entice a 14-year-old Santa Ana girl into his car, he'll be getting out of that tracker; a judge
will send Wentworth to state prison--possibly for 25 years to life.
The registered sex offender drove his car up to the same girl three different times as she walked alone along First Street in Santa Ana the morning of Dec. 27, 2011. Wentworth finally sped away when another adult intervened, getting the car's license plate number and calling it into police, who traced it to the parolee's Huntington Beach residence.
Following Wentworth's conviction for
Wentworth was convicted today of felony child annoyance. Orange County Superior Court Judge Patrick Donahue
could sentenced him to 25 years to life in March. Not that anyone should miss Wentworth, whose long rap sheet includes the convictions for sexual assault in LA in 1997 and lewd and lascivious acts with a minor in Orange County in 2002.Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!