I’m not just picking on MySpace, I’m picking on Xanga too…
MUNCIE — A Muncie man used his computer to lure a 15-year-old North Dakota girl into posing nude for him and then published the photos on the Internet, according to police.
Police this week arrested Ronald R. Karas, 34, and found computer discs in his car that contained nude images of the teenager, according to the probable cause affidavit for his arrest.
Karas admitted to learning in December that the victim was 15, the document said.
He also allegedly admitted — during interrogations by Muncie police — to publishing nude photos of the girl on the Internet and directing her over the Internet to perform sexual acts.
Karas had been under investigation by Fargo, N.D., authorities since Dec. 22, and is charged in that state with using a minor in a sexual performance and luring minors by computer.
Karas met the 15-year-old on a weblog known as http://www.xanga.com, according to Fargo police records.
The two apparently e-mailed each other and talked by phone but never met in person.
Again I ask, do you know what your kids are up to on the internet?