Man Charged With Sexual Assault After Meeting Girl On Facebook

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 8:31am

The Cameron County Sheriff's office says 48 year old Juan Ruben Martinez began chatting on Facebook with a 16 year old San Benito high school girl. The sheriff says says following these chats they then met in person.

"He confessed that they had been chatting on Facebook and he picked her up at the school grounds and went over the Arroyo Estates, he confirmed he had oral sex performed on him and then the third time had sexual intercourse."

The sheriff says the third time the incident occurred on October 12th the girl then made an outcry to her mom. Following that deputies arrested Martinez. The sheriff sending this important message out to parents.

"Parents need to be very much aware to see who the child is communicating through the Facebook. Facebook makes it easy access to these youngsters because those predators are always looking for something like that."

Martinez was given a $150,000 dollar bond.


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