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Augusta man thought cop was 14-year-old girl

Charges filed after suspect shows up to meet teen

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 12:38 PM
Last updated 6:59 PM
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An Augusta man is facing charges after going to a place he believed to be the home of a 14-year-old girl to start a relationship, police said.

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Fawad Syed


Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew said Fawad Shah Syed, 46, initiated online conversations Feb. 8 with a sheriff’s investigator posing as a teen on a social network.

Conversations continued between them for several days.

On Monday, Syed arrived about 11:30 p.m. at a place he believed to be the teen’s home, where police met him. Chew said the suspect had undisclosed items in his possession to start relations with the girl.

Syed has been charged with criminal attempt child molestation.

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Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 02/15/13 - 01:17 pm
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Truly...

it could be where he comes from, it may be acceptable..

I'm curious as to what the items "to start relations" were... yeesh.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 02/15/13 - 01:29 pm
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Oops
Unpublished

Busted...

specsta
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specsta 02/16/13 - 03:12 am
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Priorities?

"initiated online conversations Feb. 8 with a sheriff’s investigator posing as a teen on a social network"

I seriously hope that Sheriff's investigators have better things to do other than hanging out online in chat rooms posing as teens, especially during a week that reported almost 200 crimes, including 11 robberies, 85 assaults, and 48 burglaries.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/16/13 - 12:55 pm
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"online dating"....I'd

"online dating"....I'd seriously change the name of the article on the other page and not imply this is only online dating.

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