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Man arrested on suspicion of statutory rape after meeting teen on Facebook

Posted on March 9th, 2011 No Comments

Last month, a 32-year old Little Elm man was arrested under suspicion of statutory rape after meeting up with a teenage girl he met on social networking website Facebook.  Manual Juan Garcia reportedly drove to Waldron to pick up the girl early one Friday morning.  The girl’s father reported her missing to police that same morning.

Lt. Todd Garzon of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office said, “At first we just knew of her missing, but while interviewing family members, her little sister advised us that she met someone on Facebook.”  With the help of Facebook officials, police were able to obtain Garcia’s identity and view the two’s online interactions.

The officers say that both parties were informed of each other’s correct age.

If you or someone you know has been accused of statutory rape or another sex crime in Houston, contact the Houston sex crimes defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 to learn more about defending yourself against these charges.