Edder Giovani Nieves-Vera, Tattoo Artist Who Molested 14 y.o. Girl, Pleads Guilty, Gets a Dime

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A 30-year-old tattoo artist pleaded guilty Friday to molesting a 14-year-old girl and multiple other felonies and was immediately sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Edder Giovani Nieves-Vera, who was previously deported after serving three years for child annoyance in Murrieta in 2004, was arrested in January 2013 after he'd lured two 14-year-old girls to his Mission Viejo home with promises of drugs, alcohol and free tattoos.

Edder Giovani Nieves-Vera, Once Deported Tattoo Artist, Allegedly Plied 14 y.o. Girl with Drugs, Alcohol, Free Tattoo, Creepy Advances

The parents of the girl who was molested found out about it and contacted the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Dec. 21, 2012. Nieves-Vera had originally hooked up with the girl via Facebook, so members of the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force posed as her online to arrange a meeting so the tattoo artist could finish his, uh, work.

But when he showed up for that meeting at Dana Point Harbor, he was greeted by investigators who handcuffed him.

Nieves-Vera pleaded guilty to: three counts of meeting a minor to commit lewd conduct; and one count each of lewd acts on a child 14 or 15, child annoyance, luring a child with intent to commit a specified crime, annoying or molesting a child younger than 18 with a specified prior conviction, inducing a minor to buy or sell a controlled substance, statutory rape, soliciting a minor to buy or sell a controlled substance, exhibition of lewd materials to a minor, possession or control of child pornography and forgery of public or corporate
seals, all felonies. He also copped to 17 misdemeanor counts of tattooing a minor.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

How old was the "virgin" Mary when God had non-consensual intercourse with her?


Many Bible scholars place her at 12-13 years old.



Scott Linck
Scott Linck

How I am obsessed with the little man?

Eon RosVive
Eon RosVive

you're obsessed, bro.....just IM him and get it over with

Andy Mejia
Andy Mejia

what a punk now someone is guna pray in him

Andrew Nava
Andrew Nava

two 14 year olds with booze, drugs, and tattoos? that's what all these little fuckers want now a days anyway, their generation is too spoiled n fucked up....this guy getting deported though should be a first for many who commit crimes in this country....send em back, we don't want any.

Bechtold
Bechtold

He sounds like a creep. The girl sounds like a real princess. The parents sound like they should not have been allowed to reproduce. A real collection of winners here.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

So was the sex consensual ?



Graciano Iracheta
Graciano Iracheta

thats cuz he was caught, i can only imagine how many other chicks he luredddddd

Scott Linck
Scott Linck

I wonder if Gustavo lead the charge to have him come back to OC after he was deported.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

10 years is nothing


injustice to victims and possible /no make that, future victims 

Jimmy Smacks Duran
Jimmy Smacks Duran

Phhss i dont know why they let them bitches out, there is no cure for those sick mothafuckers.. put em in general population and stop letting em pc up like cowards

Victoria Mather
Victoria Mather

Wtf? Deported? But has a house in south county? Bullshit immigration laws.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

10 years is not enough time. I would say a life sentence is not long enough.

Bechtold
Bechtold

@DonkeyHotay Wasn't that long ago in this country that 14 was prime marrying age - yes, including having s-e-x. Not long ago at all.

Better not find out from (Great)Grandpa how old (Great)Grandma was.

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  For Christ's sake it doesn't matter.  The law states a minor that young can't legally give consent to an adult.  This dude should get more than ten years.  He committed statutory rape at a minimum and he also supplied drugs.  

Bechtold
Bechtold

@whateveryousay @DonkeyHotayOf course it matters. Yes the law states a minor (up to 17 years and 364 days) cannot consent to willing and voluntary sexual conduct - not to an adult, not to another minor. How ludicrous is that!


If the sex was forced he would have been charged differently. This girl was a willing participant. Only due to her age is she a victim. Of course, were she to commit a crime tomorrow there is a good chance she would be prosecuted as an adult. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.


I hope you are not too unhappy about the 10 years in prison. Personally I would prefer to hire a new teacher for 10 years (about the same cost to the public as a prisoner) in order to prevent such things from occurring in the future.


But prevention is a lot less fun than moral superiority and punishment. Oh well.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

@DonkeyHotay  

I don't disagree with your arguments about consent...but what business does a 30 year old have hooking up with a 14 year old? If the girl was having sexual relations with someone much closer to her own age it would be a different matter altogether...but the dude is more than twice her age! 

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