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Prosecutors: Men used to meet underage girls for sex

(New Haven, Connecticut-AP) March 2, 2006 - Federal authorities have targeted two men who they say used the website to set up sexual encounters with underage Connecticut girls.

The prosecution is being described as the first federal sex cases involving the popular networking site.

The two unrelated cases come after weeks in which the site's potential dangers have been the topic of discussion for law enforcement, parents and school officials nationwide.

According to court documents, a New Jersey man, Sonny Szeto, traveled to Connecticut in October and molested an 11-year-old girl in her playroom while her parents slept upstairs.

In the other case, a Pennsylvania man, Stephen Letavec, allegedly molested a 14-year-old girl in his car. The FBI says he made several visits to see the girl between last summer and January.

Both men face federal interstate sex charges.

Posted 9:47pm by Chantelle Janelle

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