28-year-old Scott Knight of Aurora, Oregon has been arrested on charges that he raped a 13-year-old girl he met through MySpace.
Not only is he trying the ‘she said she was 18 defense’ but his mommy is defending him in the press.
“That’s not Scott, Scott may do things, but this is not Scott. He met this girl on a Web site, it happened to be a Web site that only 18-year-olds can go on, He doesn’t understand and I don’t understand. He doesn’t do that,” said Knight’s mother, Janice Abraham.
Granted that a 13-year-old is not supposed to be on MySpace but it’s not a site for 18-year-olds. According to MySpace’s terms of service, you can be as young as 14 to sign up for MySpace.
Then Knight’s sister plays a little ‘blame the victim’ game…
“She set him up and it’s not right. She should be under house arrest or something, she should be stopped,” added Knight’s sister, Angelica White.
Ah Personal Responsibility, we hardly knew ye.
Knight is facing charges of rape, kidnapping, and child sex abuse. Another suspect may be involved as well.
Knight also has a felony theft warrant in another county.