Three Amarillo men sit behind bars after police say they sexually assaulted two young girls. 20 year old Isaac Moore faces five charges of sexual assault with a child and one charge of a prohibited weapon. 21 year old Arthur Wheat faces one charge of sexual assault with a child. 19 year old Jacob Castillo is facing two charges of sexual assault with a child. All three are in the Potter County Detention center and none of them have posted bond.
The three men allegedly met their young victims on the social networking site myspace. After years of hearing about cases like that happening all over the nation, this is the first known time something like this has happened in Amarillo. Behind every key stroke, behind every mouse click, danger could be lurking. Probation officer Terry Easterling says, "they have no idea who they're dealing with." your children think they're dealing with people they call friends.
Dr. Son Nguyen from the Psychiatry Clinic of Amarillo says, "we forget the definition of friends. Then I feel like he's my friend and forgetting that just because we chit chat to each other and talk to each other doesn't mean that we are truly friends." things become even more dangerous when that chit-chatting online becomes chit-chatting in person. If your child takes this step to blur the line between cyber-space and reality, the consequences could be fatal.