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Detectives Reveal Facebook Courtship in Rape Charges

Facebook provided undetectable communication between Bayville man and teen victim, Nassau Police said.

Det. Sgt. Robert Matadero reveals the role of Facebook in statutory rape charges. Credit: Heather Doyle
Det. Sgt. Robert Matadero reveals the role of Facebook in statutory rape charges. Credit: Heather Doyle


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.
john papasidero August 20, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Cut his. Winny. Off
Greta August 22, 2013 at 08:57 PM
what is the cost of assembling these several detectives for this press conference that could be handled by one or two? How many overtime cops does it take to make a 30 second statement? Is it that amazing a discover that Facebook enables this type of activity?

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