Siskmarek

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Siskmarek, also known as Tailpoof and Mekoryuk (Farrah Barney, formerly Joshua Barney,[1] born November 11, 1983)[2] is a furry artist whose character is a sergal.

Legal controversies[edit]

Sex crime conviction[edit]

In August 2013, after waiving her rights to trial,[2] Siskmarek was convicted of two counts of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor,[2] in relation to events that occurred in 2008. She was sentenced to two lifetime terms of probation, to be served concurrently. The conditions of her probation included a restriction from using the Internet except for approved, monitored work access.

Imprisonment for parole violations[edit]

From May to June 2016, Siskmarek was imprisoned for violating parole, which was according to her own advocates, "for attempting to continue her online career" as an artist offering commissions online.[3]

On May 15, 2017, was once again convicted of violating parole, this time for failing to continue required weekly therapy, which she claims she was ejected from for failing to have a fundraiser in her name shut down before it reached its $40,000 goal and closed automatically.[4] She was sentenced to three years and six months in prison, with a release date of August 10, 2019.[4] As of June 2nd, 2017, she is held in Central Arizona Correctional Facility, a private, medium-security prison.[5]

Advocates[edit]

Siskmarek has a number of advocates who believe her claims of innocence and have organized what they refer to as a "PR group" in Siskmarek's name called Save Our Sisk. This group is behind the fundraiser Siskmarek claims was the cause of her ejection from therapy,[4] and they also maintain her online presence in the wake of her restriction from the Internet, posting updates and artwork for her in addition to taking commissions on her behalf.

References[edit]

  1. "About Sisk" - SaveOUrSisk.org. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "SUSPENSION OF SENTENCE - PROBATION GRANTED" - from the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  3. Case Documentation - SaveOurSisk.org. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Full Coverage - Farrah Sentenced to 3.5 Years" - SaveOurSisk.org. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  5. "Farrah's Prison Arrangements - What We Know So Far" - SaveOurSisk.org. Retrieved February 7, 2018.

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