Ga. man lures teens with Facebook, police say

Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:37 AM
Last updated 8:39 AM
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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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stillamazed 05/24/12 - 09:28 am

My grandson plays games on FB and I expained to him that everybody on there isn't just kids, that there are people on there who use those game areas to try to trick you and hurt you. Parents have to be extra vigilant with their kids and the internet, no where is safe online.......I am glad they caught the guy. I am not sure that any help in the world will ever cure a person like that.

itsanotherday1 05/25/12 - 10:28 am
I think

I think these pervs have always been among us; technology has just allowed them more access to our children. Be vigilant!!

Tots 05/28/12 - 06:41 am
No help,

It's only my opinion that there is no hope or cure for these sick-O's other than a very sharp Knife /scissors to their privite appendages..

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