Battle Creek Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Young Girls Over the Internet

Posted at 3:23 PM, Jun 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-19 15:30:11-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A 46-year-old Battle Creek man pleaded guilty Wednesday to online threats of sexual assault and murder aimed at young girls.

Timothy Philip Burgess sent threatening messages to the Social Security Administration in Maryland in December 2012, claiming he would commit those crimes if he was not given “more to live on,” according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

He could face a maximum of five years in prison for the threats, and the court may also impose a period of supervised release after his sentence.

SSA agents also discovered additional materials in Burgess’ home, including written threats aimed at several specific young girls in the Battle Creek area as well as threats against public officials.  They also discovered images of underage girls on his computer.