Fairfax man uses iPhone app to meet, have sex with 14-yr-old girl
A Fairfax County man is in federal custody after meeting a teenage Maryland girl through an iPhone social networking application and having sex with her both at her parents' house and at his house in the Alexandria area of Fairfax, federal authorities allege.
Moses Virgil Campbell Jr., 44, allegedly used the "iDate-Personals Dating Service for Singles of Any Sex" app on his iPhone, according to an affidavit written by FBI Special Agent Alicia M. McShane. Beginning in February, Campbell first made contact with the 14-year-old girl through iDate, and the two began talking and decided to meet in person, McShane wrote.
On at least two occasions, the girl told authorities, Campbell came over to her house in Upper Marlboro and had sex with her in the basement, including once when the girl's mother slept upstairs, according to the affidavit.
On April 7, the girl tried to take a taxi to Campbell's house, but her mother intercepted her. The mother called the man whose number her daughter had and told him the girl was 14, McShane wrote.
But the next day, the girl did take a cab to Fairfax County, and had sex with Campbell in his room, the court documents say. The girl's mother found out, called the cab company, and the company called Fairfax police.
When police arrived, Campbell walked outside and told them that the girl was gone, the affidavit states. Campbell then granted an officer permission to look for the girl. The officer looked, but did not find her. Other men in the residence then told the officer the girl was hiding under Campbell's bed, McShane wrote. The officer went back inside and found the girl. Campbell was arrested.
On Wednesday, Campbell was charged in federal court of transporting a minor across state lines for purposes of carnal knowledge. The case was first reported by the Washington Examiner.
-- Tom Jackman
May 7, 2010; 11:35 AM ET
Categories: Fairfax , Sex Crimes , Technology , Tom Jackman
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