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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  • by Gtrider Location: Hartford CT on Nov 6, 2009 at 08:08 PM
    Me and Codey spoke to each other all the time. I love him and always will. Hopefully Codey doesn't get too much time. Hopefully I can talk 2 him one day.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2009 at 05:47 PM
    So in otherwords, they let this 19 yr old guy to come to see their 12 yr old?? And then let him stay at their home???????? Uhh excuse me..has anyone ever heard of the Holiday Inn Express??? What the heck is wrong with people?? Do they not READ the news everyday??? This is happening everysingle day..but this child molester had an Invitation to the boy from the boy's own parents...!
  • by Arch Location: Lansing on Jan 28, 2009 at 02:32 PM
    Thank you, Phil! Everyday I think parents can't get any worse, and everyday I'm surprised by the stupidity. People should be forced to pass tests and psych evaluations before they're allowed to breed.
  • by phil mac Location: lansing on Jan 28, 2009 at 09:10 AM
    why in the heck would u allow a "stranger" in your home. that was stupid! shows you that the son runs that household. i don't care how so called well they knew each other, that was still a stranger. shame on the parents
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