A Florida man was arrested on April 13th for prostituting a 17-year-old girl he approached through MySpace after which he peddled her services on Craigslist, the United States Attorney's Office in California announced on Wednesday.
The man arrested is 28-year-old Christopher Tyrone Young, who is also known as "Staydown", from Orlando, Florida. He, who can be seen in the picture on the right, is being charged with one count of sex trafficking of children.
Young contacted the girl on March 24, 2009 after finding her profile on MySpace and began to communicate with her on a regular basis. They then moved to communicating on the phone. During one conversation, Young asked when the girl would turn eighteen, and she answered, indicating that he knew her status of being a minor from the beginning. In November 2008, Young purchased a Greyhound ticket for the girl and asked her to travel from Florida to Las Vegas, Nevada. He told her that he had a house, cars, and money; the girl was under the impression that he was going to make her a star.