By: CJ Cassidy
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO --Cape Girardeau Police nab a man they call a would-be predator online. It happened after an investigator posed as a 15-year-old girl on the popular chat site, MySpace.com.
It's only the second time it's happened in Cape Girardeau County, and the first in this area using the MySpace website. But police say the investigation proves just how dangerous meeting strangers online can be.
When Smith told Wells he was talking to a 15-year old, the man police call a predator allegedly admitted it was illegal, then added he was "looking for something very physical." Soon afterwards, police nabbed the Cape Girardeau man outside a local restaurant where he had arranged to meet the teen face to face.
All the same, the arrest shocked the 15-year old high school student. Now she says she might change information she's posted about herself online.