Seriously, what is up with Connecticut? They seem to be breeding more and more child molesters every day…
(Vernon-WTNH, Oct. 10, 2006 10:30 PM) _ Police have arrested a Connecticut man they say preyed on teens on myspace.com.
Police say the suspect may have sexually assaulted five teens he met online and there may be more.
Scott Shefelbine does not have a police record but police say he has been going online and lying to teenage girls that he is also a teen in order to gain their trust and meet them.
It was 12:30 a.m. at a tower in Henry Park in Vernon when a police officer patrolling the grounds noticed a teenaged girl with an older man and began asking questions.
31-year-old Scott Shefelbine does not particularly look 19 or 17, but that is what he told at least 5 different victims that he allegedly met on myspace.com.
The Vernon police, State Police and the FBI have now seized 5 computers from Shefelbine’s home.
“We don’t know how many victims are out there. The internet is so pervasive and these predators are using it to contact so many different victims it is entirely possible that there are some out of state,” says Collins.
The five victims that police know of are all in Connecticut and between the ages of 14 and 17.
The age of consent is 16, but police say that Shefelbine has had sex with a 16-year-old he met in Henry Park when she was just 15. Shefelbine is also accused of raping the 17-year-old. He is also suspected of plying his victims with alcohol before sexually assaulting them.
I wasn’t able to find a MySpace attributed to Shefelbine but his actions are disgusting and reprehensible. I hope he goes away for a long time.