Virginia teen pleads guilty to MySpace-related sex charges

PENDER COUNTY -- A Virginia teen who started a romance with an underage Pender County girl on MySpace plead guilty to sex charges today. Twenty-year old Jonathan Nylen started the relationship with the 14-year-old girl last august and drove more than 300 miles to meet her. Nylen was originally charged with statutory rape but today pled guilty to two counts of soliciting a child online and one count of second degree kidnapping. He will spend at least six months in jail. Cooper Tackles MySpace State Attorney General Roy Cooper will tackle the topic of MySapce, computers and child predators Tuesday when he testifies before the House judiciary committee. Cooper wants tougher laws, such as one requiring parental permission before children can join social networking sites like MySpace. Cooper is pushing the House to pass Senate bill 132, a comprehensive package of changes to state law that increases punishment for child predators and pornographers.

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