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Facebook Messages Used in Statutory Rape Investigation

Mother gives police 58 pages of Facebook messages exchanged between her 14-year-old daughter and 19-year-old Dacula teen.

A Dacula teen is facing a charge of statutory rape after allegedly engaging in sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl.

The illicit relationship came to light when the girl told her older sister she had sex with Alen Gil, 19. The incident allegedly took place earlier this year at Bogan Park in Buford.

According to the police report, the mother and sister provided investigators with 58 pages of Facebook messages between Gil and the girl. The report referenced several explicit messages that seemingly referred to sexual activities between the two teens. The messages were exchanged between March 2011 and mid-October 2011.

The mother and sister reported the incident to police on Oct. 26. The information was forwarded to investigators and Gil was arrested on Dec. 1.

Gil was released from jail later that day on a $2,950 bond.

Facebook has established a “safety centre” to help parents understand Facebook and provide tips regarding how to protect children online. Several companies also provide tools for monitoring teen’s Facebook activities.

Lynn Bacon December 12, 2011 at 08:22 PM
This scenario is more widespread than what most parents know. In Georgia, the age of consent is 16 and both parents and teens need to know this. There have been many teens whose lives have been ruined because they don't know the laws. In addition I want to mention that some sex acts (that teens don't consider as 'sex') can count as felonies that will follow the teen the rest of their lives. Please, check out the laws in our state regarding teens and sex. Educate your teens on these laws. Make sure that you educate them regarding sending and receiving "sexts" via their cell phone as well. A site that I highly recommend is http://ignoranceisnodefense.com/. This book was written by J. Tom Morgan, the former District Attorney for Dekalb County.
Dacula Momma December 13, 2011 at 12:53 PM
It does happen a lot and many times the parents let it happen, too. I know a family whose 19 year old son (freshman in college) is dating a 15 year old girl (sophomore in HS) and they have been dating since she was in 8th grade (he was a junior). HER family has always liked this boy and consented to the relationship as does his. I don't think either family (especially the boy's) understands what could happen if this relationship breaks up.
Cynthia Montgomery April 16, 2012 at 03:05 PM
SO many parents want their sons and daughters to be "POPULAR" (sexual active) so they feel good about themselves! Encouraging their children to be engaging in adult behavior at all cost including taking away their childhoods! As the ages get younger and younger, soon those very same parents will be encouraging their 10 and 12 year old to get BUSY so they can be the "POPULAR" kids in elementary school! Poor parenting is so evident when you see a child engaging in adult behavior!
nicole rowles May 10, 2012 at 03:51 PM
my parents definantly wouldnt agree with this

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