Saturday, April 23, 2005

Reality Bites

Erin Shatraw, an 18-year-old woman in Salinas, California, has been convicted of one misdemeanor count of child molestation. Incredibly, Shatraw attempted to convince her 14-year-old female victim that she was a vampire:

A Salinas woman who claimed she was a vampire was sentenced Wednesday to six months in county jail for molesting a family friend, according to Monterey County Deputy District Attorney Gary Thelander.

Shatraw apparently claimed to be a vampire, telling the 14-year-old female victim that she would cast a spell on the girl and her family if she didn't engage in sexual activity.

Thelander said the victim had testified that she noticed Shatraw dressing more and more in black, adding to her beliefs that the woman was a vampire.

The girl also testified that she did believe Shatraw could cast spells when the molestations occurred in July.

Shatraw has been sentenced to serve 6 months in jail. It remains unknown at this time whether or not Shatraw will be allowed to have this visitor.
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