Sheldon Raquet, 18, Uses Facebook to Brag About His 13-Year-Old "Girlfriend" and Smoking Weed
On May 29, at 7:08 p.m., 18-year-old Sheldon Raquet posted the following on his Facebook wall: "Miss my baby :( cant wait for her to get back :)."
Adorable, right? Wrong -- obnoxious social media PDAs aside, Raquet's "baby" is a 13-year-old girl he was dumb enough to brag about on Facebook, and now he's charged with several sex-with-a-kid related crimes.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, Raquet was arrested yesterday for having sex with the girl several times since March.
Police were first called about the relationship on May 20, by the victim's 21-year-old sister. Police went to Raquet's apartment at 2911 East Indian School Road in Phoenix, where they found several underage kids hanging out, including the victim.
Police interviewed the girl, who told them Raquet was her boyfriend and that the two had engaged in sex at least three times.
She later admitted it was five times, although, she wouldn't provide details about the sex. She did, however, tell police that Raquet knew she was 13 before the first time they got busy.
Raquet was later interviewed by police and he, too, admitted having sex with the girl. He said he knew it was illegal, but he liked her too much to worry about pesky things like her age.
According to the court docs, the two ended the relationship last month because the victim's family forbade them from seeing each other -- that's right about the time Raquet's Facebook page got a little gushy.
See Raquet's Facebook wall -- which includes the brilliant post "Let's smoke a lot of weed" -- here (until he has the sense to change his security settings, anyway).
Raquet's was booked on one count each of sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse, and child molestation.
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