Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Meri Jane McCracken-Woods, convicted of downloading CP to frame husband, threatens to "prosecute" Once Fallen over publicly posted photo

Meri Jane McCracken-Woods, convicted in 2014 of downloading CP
UPDATE: I made a few minor corrections, as I was not given the above photo directly, I was given a link to Meri's page, which has the photo posted on her profile. Maybe in the future, Meri and her "attorney" will remember that posting pics on public social media pages do not make them "private."

Since 2008, Once Fallen has maintained two blogs about exposing trolls, vigilantes, and others who abuse sex offender issues for personal gain. AZ-Unites is one of them. The annual Shiitake Awards is the other blog.

I'm sure most regular readers of AZUnites is familiar with the Shiitake Awards, but for those who are not familiar, the Shiitake Awards is an annual Razzie-Awards-styled project where we vote on the dumbest sex ofender-related story of the year. There are seven categories, and one of the categories is "Everyday Zeroes," the category for everyday citizens who make headlines for doing something stupid related to sex offenders. Most of the time, it is a direct vigilante action, such as a guy harassing a registered person. However, there are times where people have been featured on the Shiitake Awards for trying to set people up for sex crimes.

INDIANA, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman convicted of downloading child pornography to frame her estranged husband must spend six months to two years in the county jail.

The Indiana (Pa.) Gazette reports 43-year-old Meri Jane Woods was sentenced Monday by an Indiana County judge who rejected her attorney's request for leniency and flexibility and to postpone the sentence until after the holidays.

A jury previously found Woods downloaded 40 images to the family computer, took it to police in August 2013 and blamed her estranged husband, Matthew Woods, for the material.

But when police examined time stamps, they determined the images had been downloaded more than two weeks after Meri Woods had her husband kicked out of their Clymer-area home with a protection-from-abuse order.

Woods continues to deny wrongdoing saying, "I only wanted to protect my children."

Last year, one of the Everyday Zeroes awards nominees is a woman from Clymer, PA named Meri Jane Woods (nee McCracken), who was convicted in December of downloading child pornography in an attempt to frame her husband for a sex crime. She is supposed to be serving a six-months to two-year sentence right now, but if the phone call I received is to be believed, she's out on bail pending an appeal.

No matter how she spins the facts, she's currently convicted of a sex crime. There was no word on whether we will see her on the public registry, but in the interest of fairness, people are on the registry for far less than downloading 40 images of child pornography.

So what does this have to do with AZUnites? Well let me explain. Yesterday morning, I received a call from an unknown phone number. The woman on the phone asks for the CEO of Once Fallen or something like that. Well, as the only worker of Once Fallen, I'm not only the president, I'm also a client. At any rate, this woman claims to be an attorney with some official sounding name (probably the infamous law office of Canwe, Cheatem, and Howe) and is allegedly representing Meri Jane Woods. She tells me Meri is on appeal and she wants my picture taken down because it is "private" and "only her husband" has a copy of said photo.

Ok, what people don't seem to realize is when you are married to someone and you give pictures to your husband, your husband owns the pictures as well. It is a moot point because after I had posted Meri's story on the Shiitake-Worthy Blog, someone emailed me and told me a picture of Meri could be found on, so I downloaded the pic above and posted on my blog. So, this "attorney's" claim that this photo was private and given to me by her husband was a truckload of bovine excrement.

I thought it was unfair that Meri's photo was not being plastered all over the news, because if her scheme worked and her husband was arrested for CP, his face would have been plastered on every news station for Bangor to Honolulu. This, in the interest of fairness, I became the first to release a photo of Meri Jane Woods from Clymer PA, convicted in December 2014 of downloading child pornography.

Meri's official mugshot is finally online,
took long enough. 
So this "attorney' claims if I don't take down the photo, I will be "prosecuted." For an attorney, she's not very bright. How can I be "prosecuted" for publishing a photo? Maybe she meant sued but an attorney should know the difference between lawsuit and prosecution. Well, if I get sued, good luck collecting. What is she going to collect? My 5 year old laptop that doesn't work half the time? Maybe my trilobite fossil, or my Jesus prison wall art. Maybe my Cincinnati Reds wall clock, or my Adidas sneakers. What a joke! Good luck with that lawsuit, but I hope you are willing to travel to Ohio to do so.

Whatever the case may be, if I do face some sort of litigation, the law is on my side. I merely published a photo for informational purposes. After all, people have a "right to know" if a convicted sex offender lives in the neighborhood, right? Downloading CP is a sex crime, after all.  Meri Jane Woods is on the public registry now.I guess the state police will be "prosecuted" for publishing her photo, too?

I'm no fan of the registry by any means. On the other hand, I'm no fan of a woman trying to set her husband up for a sex crime out of revenge for whatever reason they decided to split. Threatening a nationally known sex offender reform advocate isn't going to win you any friends, either, Meri and friends.

Expect to see her ugly face on the Idiots Registry sometime soon as well.

Or perhaps the Investigation Discovery channel will re-air the March 30th 2015 episode of "Who the [bleep] did I marry?" The episode entitled "Evil Beauty" features Meri Woods.

I will post any updates to this development to this story as it arrives.


Anonymous said...

Well Written...and she should have her picture plastered all over....if it was the other way around Matt would not be allowed contact with his kids but this Meri has visitation, and even had visitation when she was in Jail....what a joke the Judicial System of Indiana County is....there are more fathers in Indiana County suffering because of the one-sidedness of the IC Judical "family" courts.

Anonymous said...

I agree very well written... this is not her first rodeo when it comes to getting back at people. She has vandalized vehicles belonging to X's, broken windshields scratching vehicles etc. She has been known to drive by peoples homes shouting obscenities and worse. She could be labeled a sociopath by definition no remorse for her actions as long as the other person pays... dearly. she thinks she is more intelligent than the state police computer crimes dept or she would not of took her computer to them after she downloaded CP, but in her mind she did nothing wrong and she has enablers that will defend her at any cost. maybe they should wake up and get her some psychological help and some medication. Bi polar disorder is a good place to start for a diagnosis

Anonymous said...

FYI...Meri's Attorney is a Man...not a woman. So who do you think made the calls???

oncefallendotcom said...

Probably Meri herself or a friend. Obviously an attorney would understand the difference between a tort and a criminal charge. A private citizen cannot "prosecute" someone, so it obviously was NOT an attorney.

Whoever it was, if you are reading this, oh miss anonymous caller, you can kiss my big brown ass. You see the photo is still up? DEAL. WITH. IT.

laura said...

She was a woman, a wife and a mother cruel !!!

oncefallendotcom said...

And now she's a convicted criminal and if that person who called me isn't Meri, that anonymous caller can join Meri McCrackpot on the registry.

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Sarah Bridgeman said...

Just curious what has happened or if anything has developed with her appeal???
Just watched what happened on a show called 'Who the bleep did I marry' in Australia - it only says she was released pending appeal & she had shared custody (which is a disgrace, especially since if this was a male offender they would no way have that sort of access to children with those charges), have tried looking for further updates online; but nothing!!!
Could you please advise if justice was finally served???

oncefallendotcom said...


She was convicted and yes, she was trying to appeal but served jail time and is now publicly listed as a sex offender in PA. This article was prompted by her attempt to scare me into taking down an earlier article I posted of her on another blog I run.

ajchi said...

Thank you for the blog and the post. Not only does it warn people of her sexual offender status, but men will be able to recognize her and STAY AWAY from her. She is a lovely looking woman, but she is Frightening. Again, I beg you men to stay away from her.

ajchi said...

thank you for posting this picture of this convicted sexual offender and extremely violent, dangerous woman. You very well could have saved many men from her predatory trap. For the others, I pray they read the red flags when meeting this maniac and RUN, RUN, RUN.

Kim Glenn said...

It's June 1, 2016 and her story came up on Discovery ID lmao

Christy Searles said...

She is a horrible person and deserves no time with the child she used or man she set up. She's a preditor and DESERVES being publicized as such! Praying for you Matt Woods! 🙏

Dedicatedmom1 said...

Instead the judicial system FAILED again! They should have court ordered mental evaluation and some type of in or out patient program and supervised visitations. An evil calculating person like this WILL try to poison her children's minds about whomever she wants to destroy. I would not be surprised if we don't here from or about her again using her children to get back at someone again. She is a sick demented person for even being able to figure out how to download such horrific trash. Nope, this person does not deserve the joy of her children. Just disgusting!

oncefallendotcom said...

It's July 1, 2016 and Meri Jane still hasn't dragged me to court.

Psuman said...

Meri was just informed that her final appeal was denied by the state supreme Court. The indiana county DA has filed the paperwork for her to return to jail and finish her sentence.

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