Man, 25, accused of sexually assaulting 3 teens he met online

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WILMERDING, Pa. - Police announced Friday the arrest of a 25-year-old Wilmerding man accused of sexually assaulting three teenagers he met on social media.

According to police, Melvin James Amodeo is accused of assaulting 14- and 15-year-old girls and a 15-year-old boy.

Authorities said the alleged victims are from all over the Pittsburgh area.

Detectives said one of the alleged victim's mother became suspicious after finding inappropriate text messages on her child’s phone.

Police said Amodeo used Facebook, Kik and TextMe.com to meet the alleged victims.

Authorities said they believe this has been going on for several years.

Amodeo is facing several charges, including sex crimes against minors.