Janet Barber

Grove Sun

JAY – An outstanding warrant has been issued and bond set on a Vinita man accused of sneaking through the window of a home in Grove and having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl he met on My Space.

Jason Edward Crawford, 39 of Vinita, has been formally charged with second-degree rape and forcible sodomy on Aug. 4 concerning incidents occurring between the 1st day of November, 2008 and the 31st day of December, 2008.

According to the affidavit for issuance of arrest warrant filed by Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Wheatley, the girl’s mother took her to the Delaware County Children Special Advocacy Network (DCCSAN) in Jay for an interview concerning the allegations.

Deputy Wheatley observed the interview on June 8, 2009.

The girl claimed she “met” Crawford on My Space and said she gave Crawford directions to her home. When he arrived, she let him in the window and they had sex on the floor of her bedroom.

On a later occasion Crawford sneaked into her window the two performed oral sex on each other, both instances occurred around the end of February or March of 2008, according to the statement given to Deputy Wheatley.

Deputy Wheatley made contact with Crawford about the complaints and Crawford admitted that the two had met on the internet and that he was given directions to the girl’s home, sneaked into her bedroom through the window and performed oral sex.

An arrest warrant has been issued and a bond of $75,000.00 has been set.