Monday, February 1, 2010
According to the AP and reported by the Sacramento Local News, a MySpace message lands a Sacramento man in jail. Police says he tried to have sex with a teenager, but the girl's father found out and then stepped in. Police arrested George Hanna, 28, after he tried to meet up with a 13-year-old for sex, after soliciting her on Myspace.
It all began when the girl’s father decided to check her MySpace profile. At that time, Hanna began to send sex messages, not knowing it was the girl’s father. According to the article,
"I messaged the guy back and said I was 13, he actually said that was
cool. He told me some sexual stuff that he wanted to do," says the teen's
father. "He kept insisting that we meet."
So, the father met Hanna 30 minutes later in a parking lot off Arden
Way around 1 am, and brought his camera with him to take pictures of him. "He
looked at me and I started pulling out my camera to take pictures of him, and he
asked if I knew him, and I said 'no, but you know my 13-year-old daughter who
you want to sleep with.' That's when he started to run away," he told CBS13.
That's when he called the police who arrested Hanna later that morning
at his residence. But, investigators warn against parents taking this approach
to stopping suspected sexual predators.
"Certainly, you don't know what this other individual is capable of
doing and you don't want to confront somebody on your own," say authorities.
This father says he probably won't do it again, but hopes Hanna won't see
anything other than a prison cell for the next few years. I think anyone who is
going to come out and sleep with a 13-year-old shouldn't be on the street," he
This is an excellent example of why it’s important to monitor your loved ones online. This happened in January. Thankfully, the father wasn’t hurt. However, had McGruff Safeguard been put into place, the father could have immediately reported and been kept out of harm’s way. Download McGruff Safeguard today for up-to-date instant messages, emails, or conversations that have anything to do with drugs, sexual abuse, suicide, bullying, etc. We also help parents with acronyms that your kids are using. Help us help you keep your loved ones safe.
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