John Musbach is a man from New Jersey who attempted to purchase the services of a hit man to murder a 14 year old. According to police reports John Musbach went wandering on the dark web where he came in contact with an alleged hit man. John Musbach would offer $20,000 in bitcoin in order for the hit man to murder a fourteen year old who was going to testify against him in a child pornography case. Well the hit man turned out to be an undercover officer. John Musbach would be arrested and ultimately plead guilty, Musbach now faces ten years in prison.
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A New Jersey man faces up to 10 years behind bars after he hired a hitman and paid $20,000 in Bitcoin to kill a 14-year-old, prosecutors said.
John Michael Musbach, 31, of Haddonfield, pleaded guilty in Camden federal court Thursday to an indictment charging him with one count of knowingly and intentionally using and causing another to use a facility of interstate and foreign commerce, the internet, with the intent that a murder be committed, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey said.
Musbach is accused of exchanging sexually explicit photographs and videos with the then-13-year-old victim living in New York in the summer of 2015, prosecutors said.
The victim’s parents found out about the inappropriate exchange and contacted police.
Musbach was identified in the case and in March 2016 was arrested on child pornography charges and a search warrant of his residence, then in Galloway, New Jersey, was conducted.
Prosecutors said that Musbach had decided to have the victim killed so the minor could not testify against him in the pending criminal case.
From May 7 to May 20, 2016, he “repeatedly communicated with the administrator of a murder-for-hire website” on the dark web, which offered contract killings in return for cryptocurrency payment.
Using that website, Musbach arranged for a murder-for-hire.
“Musbach asked if a 14-year-old was too young to target, and upon hearing that the age was not a problem, paid approximately 40 bitcoin (approximately $20,000 at the time) for the hit,” the release said.