Letavec pleads not guilty

MySpace suspect pleads not guilty of sex with teen:

One of our earliest inductees to the Rogues Gallery, Stephen M. Letavec, pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of traveling across state lines to molest a 14-year-old girl in Conn. that he met through MySpace. But here’s where it gets weird…

He has been in custody since his arrest in Pennsylvania in February. The teenage girl’s mother and a girlfriend met Letavec and even welcomed him into their homes.

The girlfriend’s mother allegedly allowed him to spend 13 hours with the alleged victim and her daughter in their home while the mother wasn’t there, according to court documents.

Huh?

What parent would let their 14-year-old daughter be befriended by a 39-year-old father of four that she met on MySpace?

His MySpace has since been deleted and the cache has expired however the always intrepid Mr. A has a mirror of it here.

Mr. A also found this where Letavec offers some kind of defense stating that the girl claimed she was 18 and he was trying to help her out with family problems. Surprisingly I’ve had commenters leave comments on my site about another man accused of traveling across state lines to engage in sex with a minor, who said the exact same thing.

Will this become the MySpace molester’s mantra? That remains to be seen.

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