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A woman used Xbox Live to initiate online relationships with children, whom she eventually molested.  (Source: Gamernode)
"Why don't you have a seat over here"

Every once and a while, a case pops up where a pervert used video games to lure in children to be molested.  A while back some guy in Taiwan used a Wii for such ill purposes, and an American man used his role as an Xbox Call of Duty: World at War clan leader to try to lure children in.  In other incidents, predators have been caught trolling the Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network looking for victims.

But what was particularly unusual about a recent case in Maryland was that it was a female predator who was arrested for using games to violate youth.  California resident Rachel Ann Hicks, 36, posed as a 23-year-old and went on Xbox Live in the bid to meet teens for sex.

Earlier this year, she met a 13-year-old Maryland boy on Xbox Live.  She initiated a relationship with the teen, sending him romantic text messages, and explicit pictures and movies.

Over Thanksgiving she drove up from Florida, after visiting relatives.  Reaching Maryland she snuck into the boy's house and allegedly had sex with him while his parents were sleeping.  The boy’s parents found out when they started looking over his text messages and discovered the woman's lurid messaging.  

Catching her was a bit tougher.  She had given the boy a fake name.  But "with help from federal authorities" (likely a federal subpoena of Xbox Live records), her true identity was exposed and she was arrested.

She is currently being charged and the investigation is ongoing, as she is believed to have molested another teen, whom investigators are working to establish the identity of.

The case is unusual as the incidence of female predators appears to be much lower than male ones.  On the Dateline: NBC's special To Catch a Predator, the predators looking to molest young boys or girls were almost exclusively men.

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But, was she hot?
By mattclary on 1/10/2011 9:26:02 AM , Rating: 3

RE: But, was she hot?
By SSDMaster on 1/10/2011 9:56:01 AM , Rating: 4
Molestation: To subject to unwanted or improper sexual activity.

Well we know it was definitely "wanted" sex. The kid wouldn't sneak outside otherwise. As to it being improper... for some reason it would seem much more improper if the sex's were reversed. I guess that's cause I'm a guy though.

RE: But, was she hot?
By priusone on 1/10/2011 10:46:22 AM , Rating: 4
Shoot, if that were my kid, I'd give him a high 5 and a pack of trojans.

RE: But, was she hot?
By tastyratz on 1/10/2011 11:09:56 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. You can't rape the willing, and he sure doesn't sound unwilling.

Now he can RUN those other girls his age because he has had a woman with experience.

Double standards? you betcha!

36 year old guy sleeping with 13 year old girls? creepy. Promises love, privacy, and seduces/swoons/etc etc. fat old guy operating under false pretenses shattering the girl when she is old enough to realize. She is getting sold a lemon

36 year old woman and 13 year old boy? different story. Hot chick says "I will have sex with you" boy says "great lets have sex, finally someone who wants to"
You don't have to bs convince or lie to a 13 year old boy. He is simply accomplishing a mission he is already on (and may have already achieved with each generation starting younger). That? not rape technically.

RE: But, was she hot?
By morphologia on 1/10/2011 2:37:22 PM , Rating: 5
You forget that children cannot legally consent. And a lot of the male-initiated perversion involving minor females is likewise not necessarily unwanted, in that the minors participate willingly, but that does not change the facts.

Enforcing or encouraging the double standard does society no favors, regardless of your intention. Either way, you're condoning child abuse.

And for the record, female molesters are statistically NOT HOT.

RE: But, was she hot?
By AssBall on 1/10/2011 2:57:05 PM , Rating: 5
How awesome would it be if she drove all that way only to find that her 13 year old "friend" was actually a 41 year old sweaty fat guy living in his parents basement.

RE: But, was she hot?
By Denigrate on 1/11/2011 12:43:11 PM , Rating: 4
This one needs a six.

RE: But, was she hot?
By vol7ron on 1/15/2011 10:46:03 PM , Rating: 3
As South Park said, "nice...nicee"

People used to be married at the age of 12 and were sexually active even younger. With how much growth hormones we're downing, we're actually even more advanced then those days. Not saying I will let my kids be "active", but sometimes the laws are a little conservative.

13 - you can be tried as an adult, but you can't have intercourse with one
18 - you're considered an adult, can go to war, but can't legally drink
21 - you can legally drink, but you can't rent a car from most companies
25 - you're finally permitted to do anything legal

RE: But, was she hot?
By joex444 on 1/25/2011 5:41:45 PM , Rating: 2
You can rent a car in some states (NY, MA I know of off hand but I'm sure there are more) at 18. There's a "surcharge" but you can still do it.

Should probably point out that drinking at age 18 is legal in most states with your parents. Either WI or MN will serve minors in bars/restaurants if accompanied by their parents.

RE: But, was she hot?
By torpor on 1/13/2011 2:39:46 AM , Rating: 4
Yes, someone needs to six him up.


RE: But, was she hot?
By Samus on 1/18/2011 6:06:35 AM , Rating: 2
How awesome would it be if she drove all that way only to find that her 13 year old "friend" was actually a 41 year old sweaty fat guy living in his parents basement.

Happens all the time. Happened to me just last week.


RE: But, was she hot?
By bigdawg1988 on 1/19/2011 12:02:00 AM , Rating: 2
Damn, that's the first comment that ever made me literally laugh out loud.
Thank you sir/madam!

RE: But, was she hot?
By FITCamaro on 1/28/2011 3:13:31 PM , Rating: 2
No one is arguing that it is in fact illegal. Just that most people know a young boy is seriously not considering it a bad thing to be getting some from an older woman. Especially if she's hot.

Is it good for their emotional development? Debatable.
Is the kid going to cry himself to sleep at night because he got to bang an older chick for a few months? No.

Now older guys sleeping with younger chicks? Clear case of exploitation since a chick thrives on acceptance and is likely only sleeping with an older guy to gain it. Granted even some 13 year old girls are sluts these days. But that's more because of other sluts (Paris Hilton) giving the impression that that is what is acceptable and bad parents not countering those influences.

RE: But, was she hot?
By Dean364 on 1/10/2011 2:56:41 PM , Rating: 2
While I do agree with what you say, you have to admit that she is a sick F*** for going out of her way to have sex with him. Her actions were that of a predator.

RE: But, was she hot?
By roykahn on 1/12/2011 7:52:04 AM , Rating: 6
Wrong! The predator would sneak around and take out teens one at a time until one was left that would outsmart it and result in the predator engaging a self-destruct mechanism that could destroy an area up to seven city blocks.

RE: But, was she hot?
By Cappadocious on 1/13/2011 1:33:32 PM , Rating: 2
Epic, a well deserved 6!

RE: But, was she hot?
By Calin on 1/13/2011 2:55:52 AM , Rating: 1
Technically it is rape. Practically it's not, but technically (and legally) it's rape.

RE: But, was she hot?
By lyeoh on 1/13/2011 12:58:55 PM , Rating: 4
While it's legally considered rape, I'd rather not expose my kid to the "Legal System" at such a tender and influential age. Maybe yell at him, mete out some punishment, and secretly tell the woman if she ever comes into any contact ( real or virtual) with my kid it's jail for statutory rape time.

Which would scar the boy more, the woman having consensual sex with him, or being told that what the woman did to him was so wrong that the woman going to jail for it.

If the system has to be involved I think what would be fair is the woman going to jail till the boy reaches legal age. Then if he still thinks its consensual, the woman gets to go free and she is treated as if she is innocent of that crime (the record purged). Otherwise she's now treated as a rapist.

RE: But, was she hot?
By omnicronx on 1/20/2011 9:17:39 AM , Rating: 1
Wow, i hope people like yourself are few and far between, or some kind of law gets enacted that disallows you from ever having children.

You have no business being a parent if this is the action you would take.

RE: But, was she hot?
By omnicronx on 1/20/11, Rating: 0
RE: But, was she hot?
By kattanna on 1/10/2011 11:37:31 AM , Rating: 2
why dont you click the link to the original article

and jason, please correct your facts

SHE was from california, while the boy is in maryland, and she only drove up from florida while visiting family there.

RE: But, was she hot?
By corduroygt on 1/10/2011 12:48:54 PM , Rating: 2
RE: But, was she hot?
By Klinky1984 on 1/10/2011 1:04:10 PM , Rating: 3
Com'on, mug shots always add a few layers of ugly...

Also child sex laws & age of consent laws are very weird. If he snuck out to have sex with a 14 or 15 year old, there probably wouldn't be any charges against either of them(though in some backwards areas they'd charge both with molesting the other). So sex with someone of similar age = OK, sex with someone over twice your age != OK, but sex is sex is sex? I guess the social standard dictates it is not normal for a woman of her age to desire someone of his age.

RE: But, was she hot?
By thesafetyisoff on 1/10/2011 8:25:07 PM , Rating: 5
Bad lighting, no makeup, funky expression - I'm sure she looks a lot better under ideal conditions.

And with a few drinks, she's a Katie Holmes lookalike.

RE: But, was she hot?
By blueeyesm on 1/12/2011 12:43:49 PM , Rating: 2
"though in some backwards areas they'd charge both with molesting the other"

I would think they'd be forced to marry, rather than be charged if they are in a backwards area. If both are charged, it's because the law was followed to the letter. Which, technically, would be correct.

RE: But, was she hot?
By HrilL on 1/13/2011 12:30:02 PM , Rating: 3
idk my last one looked pretty damn good imo.(drunk in public while out pimping some chicks) But you're right most of the time you look really bad because they don't exactly let you get ready when you're arrested. Its like knock on your door. "get on the ground" you're cuffed and taken to jail.

RE: But, was she hot?
By redeem4god on 1/24/2011 1:29:21 AM , Rating: 1
Really? So this is what Dailytech has come to?? Sleazy register tabloid comments from uneducated idiots INCLUDING the blogger and notice I said blogger because anyone can be a blogger but not EVERYONE can be a good journalist. Really Schmidt you think just because Dateline does not show any female sexual offenders that there aren't any or the numbers are lower than men? Sure but not by much. It’s called ratings and the editing room you half-wit. It doesn't shock the general biased public as much as men getting caught so it's not news worthy or they are too afraid that all these half-wit feminists will cry foul. You know the less intelligent ones who think there is no possible way that women molest, there's no possible way that women are abusive in relationships, it's a man’s perversion or only the man can get angry, yeah thank Oprah's last 10 years of biased Male bashing topics and more so on her new show.

So let's clear the air shall we. First Men and Woman are not now, nor will we ever be equal NEVER!! NEVER, we are not made that way. Any educated psychologist will tell you the same thing. We are call it the way God deliberately designed us (or if you need to) the THEORY (yes that's right stop trying to dump the word theory off of the subject you pompous scientist you still haven't found the "missing link") THEORY of evolution because even science proves we are not equal. Can we do similar TASKS?...sure Have similar desires?...absolutely but how we achieve them or our viewpoints on what’s more important will ALWAYS be different. To quote DR. Phil "men and women are wired differently"

The definition of "consenting" is simply the means to say YES. Did the 13 year old boy consent..DUH! YES, can he or anyone else younger consent?, YES..Again DUH! What the law points out isn't that a child isn't capable of consenting at that age but rather that a child isn't capable of understanding the ramifications of what he or she is saying yes to or of understanding that he or she is being manipulated. THAT is what the law is talking about but so many of you idiots look at the law from a superficial laymen’s perspective instead of opening the largest resource you have at your fingertips and educating yourself. It’s called the internet.

BTW who's the dinosaur who said you can't rent a car until you are 21?? Pphhhfft in what state? In California as long as you are self insured, have a major credit card and are 18 you can rent a car. I did it @ 19 back in 89. That whole 21 thing hasn't been in place since 1988.

18= get married without consent or permission by parents, vote, by cigarettes & playboy magazines, by a house etc.

21= by guns, alcohol, XXX porn and Gamble in Vegas. @ This point this is nothing else left and definitely NOTHING @ 25.

It’s simply sad that Anandtech has lacked in it's ablility to oversee dailytech with more vigor because allowing smut debates on a tech site is tantamount to crappy front register tabloids or yahoo's OMG site. What every single one of you morons missed was the fact that this woman used an XBOX 360 and a live account to contact this child and that the parents lacked proper oversight to prevent it before it happened. A story on how current game tech was used in a perverted manner for something it wasn't inteaded for from a sick mined WOMAN. Not a debate of the sexes. While we both think differently, the ability to do equally sick things resides in all humans regardless of sex.

RE: But, was she hot?
By FITCamaro on 1/28/2011 3:06:56 PM , Rating: 2
Once again a mother ruins a good thing for a teenager.

Like those mothers who stopped their young teenager from sleeping with their hot 20-something teachers. Because you know it wasn't the dad who stopped it.

Tax money gone wild
By Shadowmaster625 on 1/12/2011 3:15:39 PM , Rating: 1
Based somewhat on personal experience, I would estimate that the average teenage boy spends at least an entire year thinking about sex. Hell, just a simple titty flash from a hot chick can make a 13 year old boy spank it upwards of 50 times in the following week (who really knows what the record is? lol). The idea that indulging the fantasies of such a boy can be in any way harmful is just absurd. Boys and girls are different. If a girl and a boy see each other naked for the first time, I guarantee she wont be doing what he will be doing over the next few days. She wont be thinking what he's thinking. In this respect, more than any other, males and females are wired totally differently. It is the height of stupidity to apply the same types of laws to "protect" both girls and boys.

RE: Tax money gone wild
By mindless1 on 1/13/2011 6:49:53 AM , Rating: 2
I think you are doing a great job perpetuating stereotypes of gender discrimination.

Our society *expects* boys to be aggressive and girls to remind pure, but let me reassure you that girls without a lot of structure in their lives WILL seek sex, will masterbate, and ultimately end up very young mothers if they aren't careful or lucky. It happens all the time, though mostly in the inner city or rural areas (shame on me for stereotyping too since I lack solid statistics to back up this statement).

Are boys more desiring of sex? Yes, certainly, but it only takes wanting to have sex once a week instead of 50 times to pursue it, make it happen.

As for whether indulging the fantasies of such a boy can be in any way harmful, YES IT CAN. Boys/young men need to be reminded that women are people, not just a sexy hunk of meat or a conquest to be "had" if they can. Since boys are generally not emotionally mature at that age, at most they might feel a crush on a girl but not expressing the appropriate feelings that go along with the basic biological purpose for mating.

RE: Tax money gone wild
By EricMartello on 1/14/11, Rating: 0
RE: Tax money gone wild
By mindless1 on 1/14/2011 12:30:06 PM , Rating: 2
What a nonsensical statement, as if you are actually implying someone would write anything on Dailytech in an attempt to *get laid*, and yet the name-calling at the end does much to show your maturity level.

Women aren't necessarily the ones who decide if sex happens, IRL I've had plenty of women hit on me and make it known they wanted sex. Perhaps you haven't a clue if you think all guys will have sex with anything that has a pulse, it would be more accurate to state that only desperate guys think that way.

Desperate women are the same. Perhaps it is your inability to resolve these things into a working personality that causes confusion. Women aren't all that different from men except they add more criteria when choosing someone to have sex with, IF the male is not exceptionally attractive. If the male is, and the female is single, women will often show obvious signs that they are physically attracted, ie - unless the male does something stupid, the female follows through on the interest in sex.

If you feel this is not the case, I can only assume you haven't been out of an institutional setting (school) for very long if ever.

RE: Tax money gone wild
By EricMartello on 1/15/11, Rating: 0
RE: Tax money gone wild
By mindless1 on 1/16/2011 11:18:43 PM , Rating: 2
Apparently it is the opposite, all you know about women seems to be the stereotypes, not what they do when they aren't trying to present themselves as socially restrained.

You won't "do" any woman who isn't renerally regarded as a 9.5/10 or better? WOW, that's pretty shallow and immature. What are you going to do when even the 9.5/10 gets 10 years older and now looks 7/10? Did you figure at 60 yo you'll be "doing" 18 yos?

Guys often perpetuate the stereotype that they'd have sex with any women, but this is usually single guys who aren't getting much sex, while those getting a lot closer to the amount they want, wouldn't actually have sex with any random woman although they might suggest otherwise as some sort of macho attitude.

Like it or not, attractive males know you are wrong, perhaps it is just that women keep up appearances better on average so they aren't exactly turned on by Joe Lumberjack, unless he were to shower and put on nicer clothes. Think on these things for awhile because something is drastically wrong if you think women aren't into sex much and that you hope someday you'll bag a 9.5/10 acting the way you imply you would.

RE: Tax money gone wild
By EricMartello on 1/18/11, Rating: 0
RE: Tax money gone wild
By SlyNine on 1/19/2011 3:01:45 AM , Rating: 2
There's your problem, You've only been with 9's or hotter (bullshit) cough. If all you're willing to be with is the hottest then of course your going to give alittle to give alittle. Thats how the economy of sex works for shallow people.

RE: Tax money gone wild
By SlyNine on 1/17/2011 12:17:21 PM , Rating: 4
You must be one sex deprived disturbed little man. LOL Believe me there are plenty of woman that get turned down, and plenty of guys that get it anytime they want.

Your misguided views is laughable. THE ONLY reason woman say no more then guys is because guys have a higher sex drive. You're a joke.

RE: Tax money gone wild
By EricMartello on 1/18/11, Rating: 0
RE: Tax money gone wild
By SlyNine on 1/19/2011 2:56:39 AM , Rating: 3
By what metrics do you consider your observations "realistic"?

Also how do you figure im only talking about sluts and fat chicks? Or are you just saying that to strengthen your version of the truth?

Dude, I've been asked out by more then fat chicks and sluts. It doesn't mean I'm under some manly oath to go out with them. The key is, don't be so obsessed with getting laid that you cannot choose who you're with.

Also just search my screen name on Google, and you'll see a picture of me and my GF. She may not be the hottest girl out there but she's not fat or ugly or slutty. I love her and she loves me, and it goes far beyond me having to "put out" anytime she's ready, because believe me it is seldom that way.

I hope you can find the same so you can stop feeling the way you must now to say that.

RE: Tax money gone wild
By omnicronx on 1/20/2011 9:37:13 AM , Rating: 1
Your appeal to the feminist sentiment isn't going to be getting you any pussy, bro...but it does make you seem like one.
Thats ok 'bro', your point of view is not going to land you a woman with an IQ over 97, so I guess it all works out.

Or.. maybe you are just trying to justify having sex with young boys that in your mind should be held to different ideological standards?

RE: Tax money gone wild
By omnicronx on 1/20/2011 9:22:45 AM , Rating: 3
The only thing absurd here is your baseless comments in which you have zero credentials to be making such statements.

Are you a child psychologist? Have you gone to school in any related field?

Judging by your comments, I'm guessing the answer is no, so please stop pretending you know what you are talking about.

It's called a bar lady.
By Icopoli on 1/11/2011 1:37:21 PM , Rating: 2
Goto them. You'll have a lot more fun for a lot less time and money.

RE: It's called a bar lady.
By roykahn on 1/12/2011 6:35:27 PM , Rating: 2
You can't play an xbox in a bar, silly!

RE: It's called a bar lady.
By Natfly on 1/19/2011 2:39:21 PM , Rating: 2
Can't find 13 year olds there anyway.

By GrandMareg on 1/10/2011 9:40:48 AM , Rating: 3
...But all I really want to say is good job, kid.

Lock her up
By MrTeal on 1/10/2011 10:49:41 AM , Rating: 2
Anyone driving 5400 miles for a one night stand is crazy, regardless of anything else.

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