Teen faces rape charges after 12-year-old allegedly lies about her age

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Guam – In this day and age, some relationships are started through interactions on social media. But there are many dangers associated with meeting someone online – dangers for both involved, as things may not always be as they appear.

A lesson learned for one 17-year-old boy who now faces first degree criminal sexual conduct charges.

Last week a grandfather reported that he entered his 12-year-old granddaughter’s bedroom to discover Skylar J. Gumataotao hiding underneath her bed sheets.

According to court documents, Gumataotao had met the 12-year-old on the popular social media app Instagram. Gumataotao, however, told police that he believed the girl was also 17 years old.

According to police, the 12-year-old girl admitted to lying about her age to Gumataotao. She also said she met Gumataotao about a month earlier.

Court documents state that since then, Gumataotao had snuck into her bedroom through the window and the two had sexual intercourse on two separate occasions.

Gumataotao was charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct. He was booked and confined.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.