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Former Static-X Guitarist Is a Free Man, For Now

MTV.com is reporting that former STATIC-X and DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen was released from a California state prison last week, a little more than six months after his arrest on a single crimes-against-children count.

Eisen's freedom could end up being short-lived, depending on what next week brings. He's due to stand before a judge in New Jersey on October 7 for arraignment on charges of sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, luring and endangering the welfare of a child.

Eisen, whose real name is Tod Rex Salvador, was arrested in Orange County, California in late February for allegedly meeting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl a few weeks earlier in New Jersey. The 39-year-old musician allegedly met the Sayreville, New Jersey girl on the Internet, drove from Pennsylvania on January 7 to meet her, and assaulted her in a shopping center in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The girl's mother found out about the incident and alerted police.

On February 10, Eisen was arrested on one felony count of crimes against children. Authorities from the Orange County (California) Sheriff's Department found the 39-year-old musician sleeping in a parked car with an underage female with whom he'd just had sexual intercourse, according to Bergen, New Jersey's The Record. Eisen was taken into custody and released on $100,000 bail several hours later.

Steve Meister, Eisen's defense counsel for his California criminal case, told MTV.com that the guitarist accepted the terms of a plea bargain on June 24. "He acknowledged his responsibility," Meister said, and pleaded guilty to two felony counts of engaging in unlawful sex with a minor. He was sentenced to a term of one year, but because he'd been in custody since late February, "[Eisen] had substantial custody credits" and wound up "serving just a couple of months."

Meister told MTV.com that because Eisen pleaded guilty to felonies that weren't "as serious," he was only required to serve half of his one-year sentence. Eisen "made a mistake, he owned up to it, and he paid his penance," the attorney said.

According to Meister, the plea deal followed soon after "a preliminary hearing that substantially weakened the [prosecution's] case, but ultimately, we were not going to have the defenses available to us that we wanted, and so it became clear that we had to try to resolve it by way of a plea instead of a trial.

"The [California accuser's] credibility was very shaky," explained Meister. "She told people she was anywhere from 14 to 19. She told a cop one age, a detective another, [Eisen] another. She met him at an 18-and-older club, so she either had a fake ID or lied to the bouncers. We weakened the prosecution's case, but really, [Eisen] had a reasonable, good-faith belief that she was an adult."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Cam writes:

Gee....poor guy.

# Sep 30, 2005 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. cenotaph 213 writes:

thats aload of sh**,he f***in knew what he was at.he needs a good kickin,

# Sep 30, 2005 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. 505kaman writes:

Anybody who knowengly bangs a fourteen your old child needs to have his hands cut off, eyes gouged out and castrated so they can never TOUCH, SEE or SCREW a child ever again.

# Sep 30, 2005 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. afrf writes:

6 months. This is desgusting.

# Sep 30, 2005 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ghost writes:

this guy needs help

# Sep 30, 2005 @ 10:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. cleansor writes:

yes, he needs help.......to die........a very long..................brutal.....deranged...death........all his kind need to be destroyed.

# Sep 30, 2005 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. that_one_guy_42 writes:

why the hell did they shorten the sentence

# Oct 1, 2005 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. iammetal writes:

^becuase they let mj off, soo why not open the whole f***ing cell block?!
THIS MAN DOSENT DESERVE FREEDOM

# Oct 1, 2005 @ 3:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. dope sick lover writes:

GO TRIPP!!!!! HELL YEA HIT THAT sh** PROPA LIKE MAN.....she could have shown him a photo id saying she was 18 who knows....apperently no 1 of you a$$holes thats logged on this debate.....FREE TRIPP ....FREE TRIPPP!!!!

# Oct 1, 2005 @ 3:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. cleansor writes:

for a start, speak english c***,next ,as if you couldnt tell a 14 from a 18 year old
FREE TRIP????? what the f*** are you on about you f***in mongol dog sympathy for perverts is for sh** eaters, what did you say ?you f***ing kid f***er? stick it up your arse for satan fool!!!

# Oct 1, 2005 @ 6:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. that_one_guy_42 writes:

hopefully he goes back to jail for the other stuff hes being prosecuted for

# Oct 1, 2005 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jereth127 writes:

I think he needs help but also deserves a very long jail-sentance. If that happened over here in Ireland he's get at least over 15 years.

# Oct 1, 2005 @ 7:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. ghost writes:

he needs the chair
(drunk)

# Oct 1, 2005 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. iammetal writes:

wasnt he in the chair for the photo in the Wisconson Death Trip Booklet, Ironic???

# Oct 1, 2005 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. R. Kelly writes:

Hey leave him alone, he sounds like an all right guy to me, I think I'll even work with him on my next record.

# Oct 2, 2005 @ 1:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Jereth127 writes:

Heh...

# Oct 2, 2005 @ 9:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. travlow1 writes:

f*** that f***in' f***... Id f***in kill that f***ing piesce of f***ing sh**.. Rot in hell you f***

# Oct 2, 2005 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. molester writes:

In Utah you can marry your cousin if she is fourteen. Women speak nothing but lies anyway, who knows what she said. FREE TRIP

# Oct 3, 2005 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. LOL writes:

HE'S MY HERO. I LOVE 14 YEAR OLDS.

# Oct 3, 2005 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. anon writes:

no one can say anything because they dont know what happened
only tripp and the girl do so stop b****ing about it all

# Oct 3, 2005 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. psythe writes:

FREE TIBET - i mean...tripp...free tripp...well, i fcuked that up, didn't i?

c'mon kids, get real - this guy's not only got one very cool name, he's got TWO very cool names; how can you lock up a lad like that, really?

In other news, does any else agree that Static-X have really gone downhill since Machine? I loved their first two albums like a fourteen yr old...i mean...crap, i did it again!

# Oct 4, 2005 @ 7:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. IAMMETAL writes:

FREE HAT!(BUT NOT THIS f***)

# Oct 4, 2005 @ 11:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. hades writes:

.ecaep ni eid him tel ti sevresed eh

# Oct 5, 2005 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. 2wasted writes:

Only God can judge him...and there is no God.

www.wasteofhate.com

# Oct 5, 2005 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. that_one_guy_42 writes:

HAH that r kelly think is funny

# Oct 5, 2005 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. fbm rox writes:

i think this dude is kinda horny or something... what the hell.......

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 5:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. icepicktotheface writes:

oh jesus f***ing christ. he got out. this goes to show you how f***ED, our legal system is. they always let someone like that out to make room for someone who sold a pound of weed. to me that's a crime.

icepick \m/

# Oct 7, 2005 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. YoungJordan23 writes:

Its kinda f*cked up that he did that, but in all honesty who knows what that girl did also. It was consensual so she probably was a hardcore fan of Static and wanted to bone the guitarist ya know? I agree with icepicktotheface though.....Our legal system is so f***ed up.....i got jumped, went to the cops, gave names and pointed out who did it...and you know what they said?...they said "Well if they even say you hit them then its Public annoyance which is dissorderly conduct, and you all will be sent to trial and will have to spend 2 nights in jail." now how f*cked up is that? PROTECT THE CRIMINALS!!!....stupid

# Oct 7, 2005 @ 4:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Wrath_5316 writes:

All I have to say is that the world is a crazy place. Plus our legal system is messed up, the way they work and do the system is someway messed up.

# Oct 7, 2005 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Youpervert writes:

No matter what she said that fact remains she is ONLY 14 and it is criminal to engage in sex with a 14 year old. Next thing you know the system will believe the rapist when they say she deserved and that is bullsh** leave it to our system to jail a man for 20 years for a dime bag of weed and left the pedofiles out after 6 months.

# Oct 7, 2005 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. poop writes:

if she was grown enough to let him hit that sh** then i see no problem

# Oct 8, 2005 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. SanityCrusher writes:

Honestly, sex with a minor is a bullsh** charge anymore. Am I the only one who sees the 12 year olds who look and act twenty-something. Its this culture of sex, drugs and alcohol that you see everywhere you look. The girls who want to look and act older than they are and the delusional parents who don't see the harm in it. People need to face the consequences of having kids who are whores or staying out late. It's parents who refuse to deny their children of popularity and responsibility. Kids are stupid, and if they are going to be given the opportunity then its people like Eisen who take the fall. I mean what guy wouldn't nail an 18 year old? Who's to say she isn't really 18? All you can do is hope she isn't a lying little slut...

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33. fuck yeah writes:

get a f***in life jack a$$ you dumb f***

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34. fukt it all fuck fuck get a fuckin life jack ass you dumb fuck writes:

wat the f*** is up with this sh** the girl is f***in lyer shes the one that is in the wrong u f***in f*** off f*** a most of all fffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkk uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

# Oct 9, 2005 @ 5:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Nichole writes:

i think the blame is on both parts, her for being stupid enough to do it and agreeing to it in the first place and tripp, for not being more careful. meh.. who are we to judge little f***heads sitting at a computer complaining about the "bigger issue" i can't talk. he deserves punishment i guess... but i do like little girls...oh i'm f***ed up.

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36. brokenwings13 writes:

Yes, the blame is on both parts. BUT! There is so much more to this one.

Salvador needs to be labeled as a sexual predator and offender now. Hopefully, they'll be mentioning that part soon.

# Oct 9, 2005 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Who cares? writes:

So what? Why do you all care so strongly about someone you've never met. Nobody here knows the situation enough to make an educated guess. "Give him the chair", "Why did they shorten the sentence", "he should die a slow death". No. At 14, 15, or 16 years old you are supposed to be trusted enough to make a decent decision. At 14 I knew not to meet people on the internet. She went under her own stupidity. This shouldn't be a crime.

# Oct 9, 2005 @ 11:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Satanatron writes:

So true I couldn't say it better myself I totally agree with Who Cares?, Poop and Sanity Crusher looks like there the only one's here that see the reality aspects of it all...14 year old girls don't look 14 anymore and they don't act 14. Hell at 14 your old enough to realize whats wrong and whats not. Hell when I was 11 I already knew what was wrong and what was not. This is just pure bullsh** from everyone who''s saying give him the chair and what not. Now if the girl was 8 years old then I would agree to give him jail time but 14 a girl is no longer a girl she's already menstruating and can get pregnant. Sounds like a woman's body to me. If she is dumb enough to realize good for bad then thats her fault and her parents for not educating her properly.

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39. totally right ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ writes:

the girl is a slut and needed to f***ed

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 7:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. darkangelrocks writes:

6 months? he should be locked up for life. it doesn't matter if she's 14 or not...the thing is je raped her against her will and that's plain wrong. i agree with post 3) of 505kaman

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. none writes:

free tripp he rocks free tripp you all who say bad things about tripp can burn in hell

# Oct 12, 2005 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Bien Venidos writes:

I simply agree @ the fact tripp did abuse the kid and he should be punished 4 more than 6months and should be a longer sentence but wat the kid was doin was illegal as well, when ur in a night club u dont see sh** seriously all u see is lights n babes...so i say go figure

peace out fools

# Oct 16, 2005 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. No More Empathy writes:

Finaly A reasonable sentence, They were going to put him in jail for like 30 years on a kidnapping charge alone. This is the best news I've heard in months. I knew that chick was a whore, she seen a cool celebrity and made a move. f*** the prison sydtem

# Oct 20, 2005 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. fucker writes:

quess he wanted to hit that sh** while it's fresh....sniff.......ahhhh...can you smell it?

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45. ADD writes:

hahahahahaha........yeah thats pretty sick

# Oct 26, 2005 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. asianfetish writes:

wait....did he NOT know she was a minor and pulled an R Kelly?

# Oct 26, 2005 @ 8:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. BLACKDOG writes:

Uhh ... asianfetish R.KELLY knew the girl was underage.She was the niece of one of his protege's.She'll be appearing in a porn shop near you soon.Just like so many other relatives of well known singers.(jodi watley & midori , Jennifer Lopez and Sky etc.)

# Oct 26, 2005 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. BLACKDOG writes:

Any way it just amazes me that someone who can have damn near any woman he want's would want a child ! I don't get it.Hugh Hefner and Larry Flint don't chase girl's that are younger than them . OK bad examples.I'll be shutting up now ......

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