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.