GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Bond has been denied for an Alabama man charged with raping a 14-year-old South Carolina girl he met on MySpace.
WYFF-TV in Greenville reports that a judge made the ruling Thursday during an arraignment hearing for 21-year-old Jared Heath Gaskey. Gaskey is charged with second-degree rape, soliciting a child over the Internet and kidnapping.
Police say Gaskey met the girl online between March and April, and the two also began text messaging each other.
On April 25, police say he drove from Gadsden, Ala., to Greenville to pick the girl up from Northwest Middle School.
They say Gaskey drove the girl back to Alabama, where they had sex. Police found the girl after her mother reported her missing.
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