AG: Pa. Man's Facebook 'surfer' Page Lured Teens

Published February 10, 2012 6:45PM (EST)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A married father from western Pennsylvania is jailed on charges that he befriended seven girls using fake Facebook profiles pretending to be a surfer, and got them to send him nude pictures while convincing two of them to meet him for sex last year.

The attorney for 53-year-old William Ainsworth, of Mars, has not returned a call for comments on the charges to be detailed at a news conference later Friday by the state attorney general. Ainsworth was arrested Thursday.

Prosecutors say Ainsworth used pictures he grabbed from other sites to pose as two different Florida surfers. They say he would friend the girls, then refer them to yet another "friend" in Pennsylvania — using yet another fake profile — who would ask to pay them for sex.

By Salon Staff

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