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Posted on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 : 4:41 p.m.

Man suspected of preying on underage girls via Facebook charged in another sexual assault

By John Counts


Paul Creps

Courtesy of WCSO

The 23-year-old Ypsilanti Township man suspected of using Facebook and text messages to seduce underage girls had his preliminary examination adjourned Tuesday in the 14A-1 District Court.

The preliminary examination was rescheduled on Oct. 30 due to a second girl coming forward and an additional set of charges, police said.

Paul Joseph Creps was arraigned last week on two more third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges related to a second victim, a 15-year-old Ypsilanti girl, said Sgt. Geoff Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

Police located the second girl through Creps’ cell phone, where they also found numerous pictures of underage girls, many of whom were unclothed, police have said.

The detective in the case began going through the numbers on the phone and contacting various girls, which is how the 15-year-old Ypsilanti girl was located. The first victim was described as an Ypsilanti Township girl who was under 16. Creps faces two third-degree CSC charges in that case as well, bringing the tally to four total charges.

Fox said as detectives continue to investigate more victims and charges could be forthcoming.

Creps is suspected of using social media sites like Facebook to find underage girls. He would ‘friend’ them and start a text messaging relationship with them.

"(He) parlayed that into getting her to do sexual acts," Fox said of the newest female to step forward.

While executing a search warrant at Creps' Ypsilanti Township residence, they recovered around three computers that are being forensically evaluated, Fox said.

Police continue to urge parents to ask their daughters if they had any possible contact with Creps. The contact at the sheriff's office regarding this case is Detective Everette Robbins who can be reached at (734) 973-4884.

Creps is being held at the Washtenaw County Jail. A $75,000 cash or surety bond was set on the first two charges. A $100,000 cash bond was set at last week's arraignment.

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Wed, Oct 24, 2012 : 7:53 p.m.

So they deleted my post, it's OK! Wasn't much different than other posts.


Wed, Oct 24, 2012 : 6:07 p.m.

Robert Lynch from Saline was involved with X-box sexing and his sentence was one year tethered at home and then his record is wiped clean.

John Seychel

Wed, Oct 24, 2012 : 12:21 a.m.

Note to all parents: keep an eye on who your kids are talking to on any mass media online programs. Do not let them talk to strange adults either, if you do allow them to use mas media internet. They may hate you now, but they will be much safer, and they may thank you for it later in life.

John Seychel

Wed, Oct 24, 2012 : 12:12 a.m.

Ages are usually a lie, coming from a pre-adult teen. But it doesn't really matter if this guy assaulted them. The girls being teens is going to make the sentencing so much more, but still the girls had to lie to be on face book. This guy isn't the only maybe guilty party, the parents have to do with all this mess too. Teens are bored fast and it's up to the parents to keep them busy, and keep them out of harms way. So note to all parents: keep an eye on who your kids are talking to on any mass media online programs. Do not let them talk to adults either., unless it's a mentor/teacher type of thing. Bye for now.

John Seychel

Wed, Oct 24, 2012 : 12:28 a.m.

Oh sorry I didn't know that, I thought it was 18. I don't use it anyway. But it doesn't change the fact that these girls didn't lie about their age. The fact of the matter really is that there are predators out there and parents should be regularly monitoring what the kids are doing and who they are talking too. How did these girls get meet this guy, and obviously these teens didn't tell their parents about it, so there is some bad behavior in this for the teens either way. But it never accounts for being molested or forced sexual conduct. If my child came up to me and said they are going to meet a stranger who they met on face book, I would be freaked out, wouldn't you. Good Day


Wed, Oct 24, 2012 : 12:16 a.m.

13 is the age you are allowed a Facebook page. I did not see the article mention anyone under 13. So they did not lie to be on Facebook.


Tue, Oct 23, 2012 : 10:04 p.m.

Sometimes it's unbelievable what some people are capable of.