Ga. man lures teens with Facebook, police say

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- After meeting a teenager online, a 28-year-old Gwinnett County man allegedly invited the teen and a friend to his home so the three could play video games. But Snellville police say the man had other intentions.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Matthew Crawford, 28, faces two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes, according to Gwinnett County jail records.

Matthew Ronald Crawford is accused of enticing the two boys, ages 13 and 15, for sex, according to police. And it wasn’t the first time Crawford has been accused of preying on young victims through social media, court records show.

Using a phony Facebook profile under the name “Matt Smoker,” Crawford communicated online with one of the teenagers about video games, according to a police report obtained by the AJC.

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