Douglas Russell

Man met alleged victim on Myspace:

PEKIN – A Pekin man is being charged with committing criminal sex abuse three months after he is alleged to have had sex with the 14-year-old girl he met on the Internet.

Douglas M. Russell, 18, was arrested in September for criminal sexual abuse.

The charges were filed on Dec. 6, the same day police arrested Russell for allegedly having sex with the 14-year-old girl again.

On Sept. 12, the Pekin Daily Times reported that Russell and the 14-year-old girl met through the popular networking Web site Myspace.com. According to police reports, the two spent hours chatting online before they finally decided to meet.

Arrangements were made between Russell and the 14-year-old girl for him to come to her residence so he could crawl through her bedroom window, police said.

Through their investigation, officers learned that Russell had been to another Pekin residence. Officers went to that house and spoke with a 14-year-old girl who told officers that Russell had recently left the house, Salmon said.

The 14-year-old girl told police she heard a knock on her bedroom window, saw that it was Russell and let him into the house.

Detective Dustin Salmon said police did not know if the two continued to communicate between the summer encounter and the most recent incident.

Russell is charged with criminal sex abuse, a Class A misdemeanor, criminal trespass to private property, a Class 4 felony and obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony.

I was unable to find a MySpace for Russell.

And again I have to ask why these 18-year-olds are continually going after underage girls. Can’t you get girls your own age? If you have to tap on somebody’s bedroom window late at night you know you’re doing something wrong.