A man is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl during a game of “Truth or Dare” before heading to a church function.
Aaron Moriarty, 18, was arrested Monday and charged with rape.
The allegations came to light after the girl’s mother told police that Moriarty was bragging about the incident on Facebook, according to a Vermilion police report.
“Apparently, Aaron was putting on Facebook how he got sex from (the girl) and was bragging about it,” the report said.
The girl’s brother showed police a Facebook post where Moriarty recanted, saying he “lied to get attention.”
“If you thought saying you got (a sex act) from a 12-year-old girl would get you attention then (expletive) you thought right because everybody is telling the cops,” a friend wrote back on Facebook.
Police then spoke to the girl, who told them she and two friends met up with Moriarty at a Douglas Street home on April 8 after school. They struck up a game of “Truth or Dare,” during which one of the girls dared the alleged victim to perform a sex act on Moriarty, the report said.
The girl told police her two friends left the room and she accepted the dare. Police took a photo of a hickey on the girl’s neck, and the next day they picked up Moriarty for questioning.
Moriarty told officers he met up with the girls at the Douglas Street home before a church function on April 10, according to the report. He told police he stopped the sexual act from happening.
“Aaron was extremely apologetic for his actions,” the report said. “He was also highly emotional.”
Moriarty remains in the Erie County jail on $10,000 bond.