26-yer-old Caylan Butcher of Springfield, Ohio, was recently indicted for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman that he met through the dating and social site MeetMe.com. Butcher is said to have posed as someone else on the site and talked to the victim for a number of weeks before inviting her to his home. He then texted the victim saying that he wasn’t home but his ‘brother’ was, actually referring to himself. He is then accused of raping the woman.
Posing as their own brother or relative is a trick that’s mostly been used by online predators looking for underage girls. Usually, an online predator will pose as a younger child before befriending the victim and either asking them or extorting them into having sex with their ‘brother’. That makes me wonder if Butcher was looking for a younger victim.