A Greece, New York (a small town northwest of Rochester) has been indicted this week on 19 charges alleging sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy he met online through Xbox Live. A Monroe County grand jury indicted 19-year-old Greece resident Richard J. Kretovic on nine counts of first-degree criminal sexual act, nine counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Kretovic was arrested April 19 on one felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual act and a misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child. At the time of his arrest, local police urged parents whose children might have been in contact with Kretovic to come forward. The charges delivered by the grand jury dealt only with one child, according to Assistant District Attorney Jason MacBride. MacBride added that the investigation is continuing.
Police allege that Kretovic (knows as Formic hivemind on Xbox Live) played "Call of Duty" with a child under 13 for three months before making contact. While details of the meetings were not disclosed, police say that the suspect met his victim at least two times before he was ultimately caught.
Kretovic is free on $50,000 bail. A date for his appearance in Monroe County Court is to be determined.
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle