By Alexis Stevens
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
After meeting a teenager online, a 28-year-old Gwinnett County man allegedly invited the teen and a friend to his home so the three could play video games. But Snellville police say the man had other intentions.
Matthew Ronald Crawford is accused of enticing the two boys, ages 13 and 15, for sex, according to police. And it wasn’t the first time Crawford has been accused of preying on young victims through social media, court records show.
Using a phony Facebook profile under the name “Matt Smoker,” Crawford communicated online with one of the teenagers about video games, according to a police report obtained by the AJC.
Crawford and the teen met several times before the man invited the victim to his Timberline Trace home Sunday evening, police said. The teen later told investigators he had been to Crawford’s several times before to play games.
Crawford met the teen and his friend Sunday at a Grayson Wendy’s, according to Snellville police. Then, the two youths got into Crawford’s SUV, and the man drove them to his home.
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