Video Gamer Arrested

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Michigan man is accused of coming to the Cleveland area and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy he'd met playing an online video game.

Parma, Ohio, police Detective Marty Compton says 19-year-old Codey Hawks of Burton, Mich., near Flint, is facing multiple charges of rape and gross sexual imposition.

Police say Hawks had played an online Xbox system game with the boy and was allowed to stay with the family after he arrived in Parma by bus on Jan. 15. But police say the parents grew suspicious and confronted their son about his relationship with Hawks.

Hawks was arrested Monday and is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail. Court records do not list an attorney for him.


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