Police in Merced, California have arrested 18-year-old Edward Anthony Smith after it was discovered that he had sex (child rape) with a 13-year-old girl that he met through MySpace.
The victim states that Smith knew her age and that she knew his. Police also say that Smith admitted to them he knew the girl’s age. Allegedly he even told the girl not to tell anyone what happened so he wouldn’t go to jail. D’oh!
I bet this case is more typical than the ones we hear the suspects’ friends saying that the girl lied about her age. I would say most of those stories are probably more like this one where the suspect knew the victim’s actual age. But people unfortunately disregard logic for neighborhood drama.
Thanks to Amanda for the tip.