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Police: Man raped girl he met on MySpace:

Another New England MySpace alleged rape…

A Rhode Island man faces one count of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery after allegedly raping a Wachusett Regional High School student he met through MySpace.com.

Jorge Gilson Jr., 21, of Woonsocket, R.I., allegedly raped the 17-year-old student last month in the back of a truck in Holden, according to court documents.

Gilson originally befriended the alleged victim’s sister through MySpace, a public online community that allows users to share photographs, journals and personal information.

He and his cousin met the sisters at their house in Holden about 9 p.m. on March 12, and then drove to a local CVS, according to police statement written by Holden Police Det. Christopher Carey.

The two men bought a product normally used to inflate tires and, along with the alleged victim, inhaled from the can in the CVS parking lot multiple times, according to the report.

Gilson and the student allegedly began to engage in sexual activity in the parking lot and the rape allegedly occurred while Gilson’s cousin drove the truck from the CVS parking lot to Eagle Lake, according to court documents.

The alleged victim, who said in her statement she fell asleep in the car as the events occurred, told police she repeatedly objected to Gilson’s actions, according to the report.

Gilson told police the alleged victim agreed to perform oral sex and never objected to the sexual activity, according to court documents.

The sisters returned home about 11 p.m. and the alleged victim told her guidance counselor, Rick Gilbert, about the alleged incident the next morning, according to Carey’s report.

During Carey’s investigation, the alleged victim’s older sister changed her testimony about the night’s events, according to the police report.

The sister first told police that the alleged victim wanted to lose her virginity to Gilson and enjoyed the sex, and on March 17 complained to police that the alleged victim’s desire to press charges was affecting her friendship with Gilson.

But after police reminded the sister about the seriousness of the situation, she changed her statement.

Gilson, who was arrested on March 20, was released on $300 cash bail and is scheduled to return to court on April 27.

Is it me or is MySpace starting to sound like one giant ongoing episode of the Jerry Springer Show?

3 thoughts on “Alleged Rhode Island MySpace Rape

  1. pat says:

    It is all one large springer show. I also heard on the radio this morning in orlando before I got back from vacation, a 20 minute segment where the DJ’s were hating on Myspace and all of its dangers. One girl called in from home. she was playing hookey and playing on myspace, and declaring to the world that parents cant stop kids from going on Myspace. They can go to the “lie-barry” to do it. She was 14.

    This article is too hard to read with all of the words “alleged” in it. Its allegedly a news story I guess.

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  2. Trench says:

    Well I put all the “allegedlys” in it because I think there is reasonable doubt to the charges.

    If this is all the inofrmation law enforcement has they will have trouble getting a conviction.

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  3. Uncle Jimmy says:

    I see dozens of profiles a day showing 14 year old girls dressed like sluts, wearing four inches of make up and 32 layers of eyeliner, displaying their age as 18 years old and profile lines stating “Oh, I’m So Sexy” or “Hey There, Wanna Check Up On It?” Come on!”

    Whether or not someone puts themselves in a compromising position (no pun intended, but laugh or be horrified if you like), this does not lay the sole or even primary responsibility on the child’s shoulders. Especially in this case. This is a parenting issue.

    “The youth of today’s world are already corrupt enough due to the undying need to be “older” than they really are. I seriously doubt there are tons of people on MySpace stalking “innocent young girls” who just happen to have tramped up profiles and ages 4 years greater than their own.”

    Please. The youth are no more corrupt than they have been for the last thousand years. The vices are just different.

    On Nightline, there was a story of a 12 year old girl who was a drug-addict and attributed it all to MySpace. She claims that Myspace allowed her to easily find drug dealers in her area, as well as older men to have sex with her. Now, at the age of 14, she has been checked into a drug-rehabilitation clinic and has been away from her family for 5 months.

    When I was twelve, I thought anyone I didn’t know was a sexual predator. MySpace is a tool. You can’t blame a tool for an action.

    “Her parents would rather place the blame squarely on the shoulders of MySpace instead of their daughter, who even admitted that at the age of 12, had already tried weed, crack, X, and had slept with numerous guys older than herself…but of course, it wasn’t her fault, it was all because of MySpace.”

    It used to be you’d go whore yourself out down near the local saloon. Shortly after traffic lights showed up, it became fashionable to hang around there instead. And why not? All the cool kids were doing it.

    Oh, did anyone else notice how the parents decided not to accept responsibility…and neither did the daughter…One plus one is…oh, hey! There’s a trend here!

    “Once again, COME ON! When are parents and children going to stop passing the blame and grow up enough to take responsibility for their actions and the actions of their children.. Parents:, monitor your children online, take some responsibility for YOUR children. Children, if a profile name sounds like something that comes out of a cheap horror movie, like “DARK ANGEL OF DEATH WHO EATS THE BRAINS OF GIRLS”…chances are you DO NOT WANT TO ADD THEM AS A FRIEND!”

    Though an amusing paragraph, a number of people along those lines are more than likely to be about the same age range… 12-16 or thereabouts. This is usually the “Lord of Dorkness” stage. These are the same kids you might meet at school. Generally, the slimey types will try to make themselves appear as appealing as possible to the greatest number of whatever group they’re going for. More likely your sexually predatory cocain wielding cephalopod prostituting fiend is going to be named something more like “Uncle Jimmy” or “I Like Normal Things”. You know. Something relatively normal. You get the point.

    “Apparently there is new legislation in Congress now to block MySpace in all public schools and public libraries across the United States. All because little girls want to act grown and don’t want to accept the consequences and parents don’t want to accept the fact that their “innocent little girls” are posing as 18 year old crack whores trying to buy drugs.”

    This is known as a “C.Y.A.” (a.k.a. “Cover Your Ass”) move on the part of public education. I would also decline to open myself up for a lawsuit. Besides, what necessity is there to check MySpace, especially at school? Oh noes! I can’t check MySpace at school and be destracted from actually learning something!

    “Eventually, if this continues, MySpace could be totally outlawed from the Internet. Restrictions will be put in place in order to make MySpace “safer”. I don’t know about you, but I use MySpace to keep in touch with my family and friends, use it for messages, and just to have a space that is my own. Just because some children want to act grown, does that mean I may have to eventually give up my MySpace?”

    Restrictions are already being implemented by MySpace. This statement of “complete outlaw” is an overreaction. What makes MySpace different from any other community of the same nature? The only reason people name MySpace is because Orkut and various other communities are a hell of a lot smaller. You -never- hear about someone getting mugged by someone they met on LiveJournal.

    I hope you enjoyed this little trip. I think the original bulletin was a little off base, but more or less on track.

    Cheers, or something.

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