Bassett gets 329 years for online child sex luring

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Samuel Bassett, invoking Good Friday at his sentencing, told the court, "I would rather take my chances on a cross than where I am headed." Bassett, 35, of Lake Montezuma, is one of the so-called Yavapai 6, men who claim Yavapai County Sheriff's Detective Pam Edgerton unfairly targeted them in a sting in which she portrayed a 13-year-old girl named Brenna while conducting sexually-charged chats. A jury convicted him of 40 felonies in a case based on an online child sex sting. Judge Michael Bluff sentenced Bassett Friday to 329 years in prison on the convictions, of which 205.5 years must be served consecutively.

source: Article 'Bassett gets 329 years for online child sex luring';; The Daily Courier; 6 April 2012