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Certainly, it sucks to be Timothy McDarrah, former Us Weekly and Las Vegas Sun columnist who was convicted December 20 for soliciting Internet sexing with little girls. After McDarrah's 2005 arrest, the sordid details of his proclivities were inflicted on an unfortunate public. Nevertheless, it's a stroke of bad luck that McDarrah was found guilty at the start of a dead holiday news cycle, as all it takes is an AP retread of last week's news to spawn a raft of "new" reports about how McDarrah was "just convicted." Cheer up ... only a couple more days before we can all stop phoning it in.

Ex-Gossip Editor Convicted on Sex Charge [AP]
Former Las Vegas Reporter — and Magazine Gossip Writer — Convicted on Sex With Minors Charge [E&P]
Former Us Weekly Staffer Timothy McDarrah Convicted for Trying to Get 13-Year-Old's 'Hot Stuff' [Jossip]

Earlier: Dirty 'US Weekly' Reporter Found Guilty of Liking Little Girls a Little Too Much