Man arrested after using Facebook to lure teen girls on camping trip
A Pennsylvania man is in jail after allegedly assaulting two teenage girls he found through Facebook.
Justin Thomas-Quinn Hooks reportedly lured the two girls, 15 and 16, into a camping trip last Friday. Hooks, 23, made contact with the girls via Facebook, and they agreed to meet up with him in a wooded area about an hour east of Pittsburgh, Pa.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, Hooks, of Kittanning, Pa., bought the girls alcohol, shot glasses and food. He then started take risqué pictures and told the two girls to engage in sexual acts. After the girls resisted, they escaped from the tent and contacted a friend who called the police.
The girls left the tent for three hours and then, scared and unsure how to find their way out of the area, returned to Hooks. He refused to take them home, and told the girls to sleep until morning. While they were sleeping, Hooks allegedly made forceful sexual advances toward the 16-year-old girl.
Hooks is now in custody in Armstrong County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. He has been charged with seven counts including indecent assault, felony corruption of minors, and furnishing alcohol to minors.
This is not the first such case involving Facebook. In May 2010, a man used the site to assume a false identity, luring an 18-year-old girl on a camping trip and killing her.
Photo via KDKA/Armstrong County Jail