One Maine family is learning that online gaming is no longer safe from sexual predators.
Last year, a 14-year-old boy met the Cassandra Grant playing the popular PlayStation 3 game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,” beginning a virtual relationship that quickly escalated to include the exchange of text messages, webcam meetings and phone calls.
While the victim’s family apparently knew about the online affair, they thought Grant was 16,according to investigators. In fact, however, the shameless “white” beast was 21.
Grant arranged to meet with the 14-year-old for their first in-person encounter in December 2011, and the two engaged in sexual intercourse. Only later did the boy’s parents learn the truth about his cyber girlfriend, calling the authorities when they realized her real age.
Grant turned herself in to law enforcerment on Monday and was released on $10,000 bail. Investigators in Monroe said that she was charged with second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. The local authorities was aided by the Maine State Law Enforcement Computer Crimes Unit, which conducted a forensic analysis of the PlayStation consoles and cell phones to ultimately obtain an arrest warrant.