Media fueling MySpace hysteria

Sexual predator gets close to his target on MySpace:

The headline is kind of misleading but I’m getting a head of myself.

30-year-old Andre Johnson of Eastlake, Ohio was already on probation for improper sexual conduct with a 14-year-old. Apparently that wasn’t enough of a deterrent. He’s now accused of breaking into the bedroom of another 14-year-old girl and raping her.

He denies that the sex was rape, but admits he was so drunk and high that he barely remembers the evening.

Like that makes it better.

And here’s where MySpace comes into play.

The two originally met through the teen’s older sister, but detectives say the relationship was further established by chatting back and forth on MySpace.

So while Mr. Johnson is a grade A scumbag and deserves everything he gets MySpace was barely involved in this incident and was not the conduit for this predator to meet his victim.

Sensationalistic journalism at its worst.