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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Custodian Allegedly Assaults Girl He Met In Chat Room
A 20-year-old custodian for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science was arrested last week; accused of having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl he had met through the social networking site, Mocospace.com.
They exchanged text messages and talked on the phone a few times before Sanchez-Castro drove to the girl's house in Golden and picked her up in his car, where he sexually assaulted her on two separate occasions, according to court documents.
For those who think that these threats are not real, well, cases like this go to show just how real they areā€¦

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Another MySpace Predator Caught Going After Children - On the same day MySpace and the attorneys general for 49 states announced an agreement that will allow parents to have their kids' email addresses blocked from the social networking site we get this tragic story out of Florida:
A Tampa man met two girls, aged 14 and 12, through MySpace and met up with them to have sex. After the 14-year-old confided in her parents about what happened, the police nabbed the pervert after he attempted a second meeting with the younger girl.
It will be interesting to see how many parents take advantage of the new offering by the social networking site to let them block their children from signing up...