A third sexual predator has been arrested in Hawaii while using MySpace to select his prey…
(KHNL) — It’s another frightening reminder of the dangers lurking on the internet. A Waikiki man is in police custody, accused of sexually assaulting a girl he met on-line.
It’s at least the third time in one month that Honolulu police have made this type of arrest. That’s three different men who are suspected of turning their on-line relationships, with minors, into sexual ones.
“The fact that we have three now so far this year gives us reason to be very concerned about it,” Capt. Frank Fujii, Honolulu Police Department, said.
Officers arrested Matthew Cargill Sunday. Police say the 29-year-old posed as a 16-year-old boy on MYSPACE.COM, and arranged to meet with a 15-year-old girl.
The victim told investigators the suspect sexually assaulted her in his car, near the U.H. Manoa campus. Police recovered the suspect’s car in Waikiki.
Officers arrested Cargill for investigation of two counts of first-degree sex assault, five counts of third-degree sex assault, and one count of electronic enticement of a child.
Court records indicate Cargill has prior convictions for indecent exposure, open lewdness, and harassment by stalking.
Since he was using a fake profile I was unable to find his MySpace profile.
This should serve as a warning to that the person that they’re chatting with on MySpace may not be who they seem and as a warning to parents to what their children may be up to online.