No, the crime didn’t happen recently. Even with its most recent revamp no one is using MySpace these days.
Anyway a 41-year-old man was charged with sexual abuse of a minor for having sex with a 15-year-old girl and impregnating her four years ago in Palermo, Maine. I bet you think you caught me for using the phrase ‘having sex’ instead of statutory rape didn’t you? Well, the suspect in question is using the ‘I thought she was older’ defense and for once I don’t think he’s lying.
The man met the girl on MySpace and she began to help him out with his children and other chores around the house. Apparently sexy time happened and nine months later a MySpace baby was born. The woman, now 19, says that she has DNA testing that shows there is a 99.9% chance of the man being the father. Here’s the kicker. The man isn’t denying paternity and is cooperating with police.
In this one instance from the surface it appears that the man did not really know the girl’s age. Whether it was by deception it’s unknown but let me stress this story is the exception and not the rule.