A resident of the Pittsburgh metro area is accused of creating false Facebook profiles in order to receive explicit photos from teenage girls. Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly also claimed that the man arranged meetings with three girls. The man faces more than 80 felony counts, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and possession of child pornography.
The Internet has changed the way we live. Thanks to the Internet, it is easier to stay in touch with family and friends and business can be conducted at the speed of light. However, the Internet is not immune to criminal laws and people are charged with Internet crimes in Pennsylvania every day.
Law enforcement officials have learned that the Internet has a long memory and statements made on the Internet can be used to incriminate a suspect. Recently, police and prosecutors used the Facebook statements of a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man as evidence of criminal solicitation of murder.
In internet crime news, Facebook high jinks have landed two Glassport men in court for hacking a Facebook account. They are being charged with unlawful use of a computer, computer trespass, identity theft and conspiracy.