Florida man uses MySpace to have sex with 14-year-old girl

MySpace contact results in man’s arrest:

BROOKSVILLE A 24-year-old Spring Hill man has been charged with sexual battery after he met a 14-year old girl on a popular Internet site, then had sex with her, according to an arrest affidavit from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.
James M. Tarduno, 3137 Wiltshire Ave., was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12 years of age or older, but younger than 16.

The victim told investigators that she met Tarduno on MySpace.com, a popular social Internet site frequented by young people.

The two corresponded for a month online and through text messages on cell phones, then made arrangements to meet for sex, according to the report.

Tarduno met the victim at her house last Friday and they walked to Tarduno’s home, where they had sexual contact in the driveway, the report said. They also had sex in Tarduno’s station wagon, police said.

Tarduno later admitted to the sexual offense when contacted by investigators.

Like this story wasn’t creepy enough…

According to the report, Tarduno worked in security at Eckerd Youth Alternatives E-How-Kee Camp, a camp in Brooksville for troubled youngsters.

Tarduno started as a night watchman at the camp earlier this year and had no direct contact with youngsters there, said Lou Anne Banks, a spokeswoman for Eckerd Youth Alternatives, when reached Tuesday afternoon.

Banks said Tarduno passed law enforcement background checks at the time of his application. She said Tarduno ‘no longer works with us as of this morning.’

When I was 24 I dated one girl who was 21 and another who was 19. 19 is still a little young for a 24-year-old but she was still LEGAL!!! I’ll never understand how any legal adult in their right mind would want to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.

I couldn’t find the MySpace of the suspect at this time.

6 thoughts on “Florida man uses MySpace to have sex with 14-year-old girl”

  1. Thats 14 year old girl. I can understand parents that don’t know what their kids are doing online, unless you take some seriously invasive measures, but how does she invite somebody to pick her up at her house and it slip by discreetly?

    Her parents should be reprimanded for this one as well.


  2. Its the parents fault but in a diffrent way…You parents are sooooo fucking stupid… If you dont give your kids there freedom then guess what? There going to rebel…But if you dont fucking take the time to TEACH them what is right and wrong.. HOW TO USE THE ENTERNET and so on then there going to get hurt…… You CANT gaurd them under your wings forever and you have to educate them so they’ll know how to handel themselves….. You’ll learn that your children will actually trust you like that and maybe tell you about what there doing without you having to snoop around…Snooping around only makes them hate you more and want to rebel against you!


  3. well a 24 year old man should know better that if it looks young then ask for id..he was so in the wrong..now hes violating his probation by leaving hernando and coming to hudson and being around a 1 year old child..i guess he hasnt learned his leason that sex is what got him there in the first place..in my opinion he should of done some hard time for it..now hes on myearbook.com probably doing the same thing..parents beware of this man..


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