(ANSA) - Viareggio, December 2 - A 76-year-old Rome resident
is under house arrest after being accused of sexual crimes with
a Tuscan minor he met through Facebook.
The former computer professional is accused of having
contacted the adolescent two years ago while posing as a woman
on Facebook, and was not put in prison due to his advanced age.
After gaining the alleged victim's trust by offering to help
with her homework and by paying to recharge her mobile phone, he
persuaded her to meet in person, where he is accused of having
The investigation took place in the Tuscan seaside resort of
Viareggio as well as in a town in the Versilia area where the
alleged victim lives.
The investigation was initiated after the alleged victim's
mother alerted authorities of her daughter's accusations.