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Woman Sought by Police for Allegedly Seducing Boy Through PlayStation

Just when you thought you had a handle on the various places that were potential risks to your kids online, here is a new one: their PlayStation.

Video game blog Kotaku reports (via Consumerist) that police in Oklahoma City are looking for Annamay Alexander, a 43-year-old woman they believed seduced a 14-year-old boy whom she met via "PlayStation Home."

The details are creepy. Alexander allegedly sent the boy a photo of herself in her underwear, and e-mailed him messages such as "My body is yours to do whatever you want with," and "I love you and we are going to get married." In early January she allegedly drove from her home in Deltona, Fla., to Oklahoma City to seduce him. Alexander is a married mother of three.

Homeavatars For those of you who, like me, have PlayStation-playing kids but no clue what PlayStation Home is, it is a community-based social gaming networking service developed by Sony. It provides a place for PlayStation 3 owners to make friends and socialize using avatars (see the image to the left) and such. So parents may want to add PlayStation Home to the list of places that their kids need to be aware can, in unusual cases, lead to trouble.

Posted by Bruce Carton on February 24, 2010 at 03:17 PM | Permalink | Comments (6)


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