Maine resident Cassandra Grant, 22, faces charges of second-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor after a round of Modern Warfare grew into a nine-month relationship with a 15-year-old Connecticut boy.
According to authorities, Grant met her unnamed victim (which I suppose is the correct term here) in March of 2011 while playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (likely Modern Warfare 2) online via her PlayStation 3. Grant was 21 at the time, the boy 14.
Over a period of nine months the two communicated on a regular basis via webcam, voice chat, and telephone, culminating in a live meeting in December, during which the two engaged in sexual activity.
The boy's parents uncovered the relationship after the meeting and called the police.
Grant turned herself into Monroe, Maine authorities on Monday and was released on $10,000 bail. She'll be in court on March 21. Police confiscated her PlayStation 3 and cell phone as part of the investigation.
There's a lesson to be learned here, both on the part of parents and would-be internet paramours, but it's a lesson they should already know; I won't beat a dead horse.
However, I can't help but be curious. Every time I get on Xbox Live I have to deal with these annoying-as-hell teenage players. Who in their right mind hears that and thinks "Yes, that is what I want to sleep with"?
I probably just answered my own question.
Cops: Woman had sex with teen she met playing online game [NewsTimes.com]