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US schoolgirls 'mug MySpace man'
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The website has no way of verifying the age of members
Two teenage girls in the US have been charged with holding up at gunpoint a man they are said to have contacted on social networking website MySpace.com.

Yana Galilova and Rafaella Yusupova, 14 and 13, are accused of armed robbery and carrying a concealed weapon.

The girls, from Florida, are said to have posed as an 18-year-old to lure men into chatting to them online.

Earlier this year, a 14-year-old girl sued the site over a sexual assault by a man she said she met on MySpace.

The website has been criticised by parents' groups and authorities, who say that the site was not doing enough to protect younger members.

MySpace began as a webpage for music fans but has been transformed into a site where users can chat and share interests online.




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