Castro’s ugly nephew over there is 52-year-old Jose Webster of San Antonio, Texas. He’s been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a mentally challenged 16-year-old girl that he met over MocoSpace. I know what you’re thinking. WTF is MocoSpace? That was my reaction to? I had obviously heard of it before since it was on my Google News alerts but I’ll be damned if I could find another post I did about it. It turns out that MocoSpace is a mobile gaming social network that has been around since 2005 and boasts 22 million users.
One of those users was Webster who police say convinced the girl to meet him at a bus station. It’s always a bus station with these jokers. Webster is said to have fondled the girl on several occasions and gave her money and stuff to keep her coming back. Eventually the girl moved in with Webster. He also allegedly told her that if she didn’t allow him to touch her she would have to leave.
Webster turned himself in after the girl was reported as missing. He is using the ‘I thought she was 18′ defense.
I’m not ready to lower the boom on MocoSpace just yet. In 7 years this is the first time I can remember something like this happening through their site. However when I go to their website I do get that MyYearbook vibe.
This should come as yet another warning to parents. Not only should you be monitoring your kids’ activities on their computers but their phones as well. If you think it’s too difficult because you don’t know how you better learn before your kid ends up in at a bus station in the hands of a predator.