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Colorado Police Use for Police Line Up

Associated Press News Wire (
Sun, 26 Mar 2006 15:54:33 -0600

Colo. Police Use MySpace to ID Suspects

Detectives used profiles posted on the MySpace social networking Web
site to identify six suspects in a rape and robbery that began when a
party turned violent, leaving blood "in almost every room of the
house," officials said.

Six men were arrested in connection with the Feb. 23 rampage, and a
seventh suspect was being sought, Detective Ali Bartley said Friday.

The victim, whose name was withheld, became acquainted with the
suspects through MySpace, authorities said.

The group met for a party. "At some point, the victim was no longer
aware of what was happening, and she was sexually assaulted," Bartley

She knew only their first names but their pictures were posted on MySpace.

"Primarily, we pulled up her friends list. It helped us identify some
of the players," said Bartley.

The men face charges ranging from sexual assault to felony theft. Some
$40,000 in electronics, jewelry, clothing and other items were taken,
authorities said. About $13,000 worth of stolen goods have been recovered.

"There was blood in almost every room of the house," she said. "There were
broken pictures and statues. They stole stereo equipment. The media center
was bare. What wasn't stolen, or smashed up was drank up."

Nicolas Brison, 18, was charged with rape. The five other men ranged in age
from 18 to 20. They were charged on March 7 and hearings are set for April

MySpace drew 28 million visitors in December. Police noted the My
Space registered users list would make a 'very fine police line up
as needed.'

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.

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