WEST VALLEY CITY A 20-year-old man who is accused of having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl he met on myspace.com has been arrested.
Jose Ramirez was booked into the Salt Lake County jail Friday for investigation of five counts of first-degree felony rape of a child and one count of second-degree felony sexual abuse of a child.
Police found Ramirez "making out" with a young girl in a car parked near 6000 West and 4100 South Friday afternoon, said West Valley Police Capt. Tom McLachlan. At first, the couple lied about their ages, he said. But upon further interviews, they learned she was just 13 years old.
The investigation later revealed the two had met on myspace. They later started texting each other and eventually met in person, McLachlan said. The girl did not lie about her age to Ramirez, he said.
"She portrayed herself as a 13-year-old girl," McLachlan said.