Alleged Rhode Island MySpace Rape

Police: Man raped girl he met on MySpace:

Another New England MySpace alleged rape…

A Rhode Island man faces one count of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery after allegedly raping a Wachusett Regional High School student he met through MySpace.com.

Jorge Gilson Jr., 21, of Woonsocket, R.I., allegedly raped the 17-year-old student last month in the back of a truck in Holden, according to court documents.

Gilson originally befriended the alleged victim’s sister through MySpace, a public online community that allows users to share photographs, journals and personal information.

He and his cousin met the sisters at their house in Holden about 9 p.m. on March 12, and then drove to a local CVS, according to police statement written by Holden Police Det. Christopher Carey.

The two men bought a product normally used to inflate tires and, along with the alleged victim, inhaled from the can in the CVS parking lot multiple times, according to the report.

Gilson and the student allegedly began to engage in sexual activity in the parking lot and the rape allegedly occurred while Gilson’s cousin drove the truck from the CVS parking lot to Eagle Lake, according to court documents.

The alleged victim, who said in her statement she fell asleep in the car as the events occurred, told police she repeatedly objected to Gilson’s actions, according to the report.

Gilson told police the alleged victim agreed to perform oral sex and never objected to the sexual activity, according to court documents.

The sisters returned home about 11 p.m. and the alleged victim told her guidance counselor, Rick Gilbert, about the alleged incident the next morning, according to Carey’s report.

During Carey’s investigation, the alleged victim’s older sister changed her testimony about the night’s events, according to the police report.

The sister first told police that the alleged victim wanted to lose her virginity to Gilson and enjoyed the sex, and on March 17 complained to police that the alleged victim’s desire to press charges was affecting her friendship with Gilson.

But after police reminded the sister about the seriousness of the situation, she changed her statement.

Gilson, who was arrested on March 20, was released on $300 cash bail and is scheduled to return to court on April 27.

Is it me or is MySpace starting to sound like one giant ongoing episode of the Jerry Springer Show?