Police want women who use the Moco Space website to use extreme
caution when chatting with anyone online, even more so if they plan to
meet that person face-to-face, because it is the one thing that three
sexual assault victims all have in common. "It's just a social
network where people go online. They chat with each other," said Sean
Grice. "I've been on Moco Space myself." It is advertised as a
site where you can go to play games, make friends and chat, but some
Detroit women who have logged onto Moco Space are apparently connecting
to the wrong people.
"It's unheard of, it's ridiculous, it's
sickening, it's not a good thing for people to be out here preying on
women," said Jerome Taylor.
In less than four months, two
separate cases involving two different women have happened on the 14000
block of Mettetal. That is where police say they met up with a suspect
they chatted with on Moco Space. They say that suspect then pulled a
weapon on them and sexually assaulted them.
meeting people on a social networking site, they should meet someplace
that's more of a public forum, maybe the mall, maybe a restaurant,
something like that [where there are] going to be a lot of people. To
meet at a house and you just met over the internet to me is a ... lot
dangerous, obviously, for these young ladies," said Keith Lenton. Police were able to connect the crimes to Terrell Lewis. He is now charged with criminal sexual conduct and armed robbery.
a couple days later while Lewis was still in custody, another woman
decided to meet up with a man from Moco Space, this time at a bar
parking lot on Seven Mile and Van Dyke where he drove her around in his
van for a bit, then assaulted her.
The suspect in the latest
sex assault is still out there and police fear so too are other victims.
They are warning women about who they chat with on Moco Space because
it is the common denominator in all these crimes.
If you are a victim that police do not yet know about, you are asked to give them a call.
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