SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. — A Brevard County man is accused of using the popular website, MySpace, to meet a 13-year-old girl and then allegedly rape her.
Christopher Dowgialo, 20, was arrested Monday. Investigators say Dowgialo met the 13-year-old girl last year on MySpace.com and began talking with her in an unregulated chat room. When they realized they both lived in Satellite Beach, they decided to meet.
The girl told police Dowgialo brought her to an alcohol and marijuana filled party at The Brittany apartment complex in June 2005. After the party, the two went for a walk on the beach.
“She said, ‘I just want to talk with you’ and obviously he had other intentions,” said Satellite Beach Police Commander Jeff Pearsons.
The victim told police this January that Dowgialo raped her. Dowgialo doesn’t deny bringing the 13-year-old girl to the beach. However, he denies raping her.
Dowgialo could face life in prison for the alleged rape.
Granted this allegedly happened almost a year ago but it should serve as a warning to parents to monitor who their children are talking with online.
I have been unable to find Dowgialo’s MySpace at this time. Since the crime allegedly happened a year ago it may have been since deleted.