Texas man arrested for sexually assaulting MI teen he met on MySpace

Man charged with sexually assaulting teen he met on MySpace:

27-year-old Richard Carrasco of Midland, Texas was arrested this past Tuesday. He was found in a Michigan hotel with a 14-year-old girl that he met in MySpace.

The girl’s family told police Tuesday that they feared she was heading to Texas after she ran away Monday night from her Commerce Township home. After authorities issued an Amber Alert on Tuesday, a deputy remembered giving a traffic ticket to Carrasco the day before. The deputy said Carrasco told him he was living at the Highlander Motel.

Waterford Township police found the girl at the motel Tuesday.

Investigators said Carrasco and the girl had been e-mailing each other for more than a year.

I was unable to find a definitive MySpace for Carrasco.

He’s being held on $1.65M bond.