Saturday, November 16, 2013

David Stodghill mugshot now available

David Manning Stodghill's mugshot, taken after his arrest in California and while in transit to Pennsylvania, has surfaced online on the website The photo, credited to Prisoner Transport Service, shows Stodghill with a head of stubbled hair wearing a pink and white striped jumpsuit.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Stodghill eligible for parole in February 2014

According to a reliable source, a parole board is considering this month whether or not David Stodghill could be released from prison as early as February 1st of next year.

There is nothing unusual or unexpected about this, and follows the standard procedure for the State of Pennsylvania's parole process, based on an inmate's "minimum sentence." In Stodghill's case, he was sentenced to four to eight years when he was convicted in May 2011, which began retroactively to the date of his initial arrest and incarceration on February 1, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stodghill's online hijinks earn scrutiny of anti-Wikipedians

An online community of Wikipedia critics have recently dug into David Stodghill's long trail of using the online encyclopedia to promote his bogus businesses and then harass and threaten skeptics and critics.

Among the findings at the site Wikipediocracy are at least 12 different accounts they believe Stodghill used to edit pages, include efforts to delete information that points out who he is and his trail of malicious edits.

Wikipediocracy members are using Stodghill as a case example of the flaws of Wikipedia. "A lot of very creepy people edit Wikipedia," member Peter Damian summarizes. It's hard to stop them... Stodghill reinvented himself 18 times. "

"Wikipedia is not a safe place to edit. At least two people who came across Stodghill were threatened with violence. It is particularly unsafe for children. There are strictly two types of people who are interested in children's TV shows/child celebrities, of radically different age groups. They should be kept well apart from each other, in every possible way. How is this allowed to go on? Have any of the steward candidates replied to questions about child protection?"

As we told some of the members, while Stodghill's abuse of Wikipedia may well point out the dangers of the site, compared to other online message boards and comment threads, Wikipedia dealt with Stodghill more swiftly than anyone else. Regardless, if Wikipedia is the safest network online, it proves that even there, a guy like Stodghill can thrive... if only for a short period.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Stodghill's Petition for Post-Conviction Relief Denied

David Stodghill
More than six months after David Stodghill initially filed an appeal to have some of the charges he pled guilty to overturned, Judge Albert Masland denied the petition.

The post-conviction collateral relief process, the last possible appeal a convicted felon has in the appeals process, has a success rate in less than 5% of cases according to various online references, so the judge's denial in Stodghill's case is of little surprise.

Had Stodghill prevailed, it is estimated that he could have been released one year earlier than our projected date of February, 2015. Additionally, and perhaps more critically for Stodghill, it could have reduced his lifelong status as a "sexually violent predator."

As usual, we welcome any additional info on David Stodghill's court status and criminal history by emailing