Facebook provided a line of communication undetectable by the parents of a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by a 25-year-old Bayville man, according to Nassau County Detectives.
In a press conference Tuesday at Nassau Police Headquarters, Det. Sgt. Robert Matadero said Tereso De Jesus Ruiz-Hernandez, 25, of Bayville, arranged his late night meetings with his 13-year-old victim through Facebook conversations.
The victim's parents had "no knowledge" of the conversations "and yet she met that individual in the middle of the night," Matadero said.
Ruiz-Hernandez picked up the young girl in public areas in Glen Cove his car on several occasions and traveled to places that were "dark and secluded," Matadero said.
This is a breaking news story. Patch will have more later. Watch the clip of the press conference above.