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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo (credit: CBS)

Man At Center Of Manti Te’o Girlfriend Hoax Says He Was Molested

The man who says he tricked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o into falling for a fake woman he created online claims the hoax had “everything to do” with escaping from real life because he had been molested as a child.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/01/2013

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo (credit: CBS)

Alleged Mastermind Behind Manti Te’o Hoax Admits He Was ‘In Love’ With The Football Star

A 22-year-old Palmdale man said he pretended to be Manti Te’o’s fictional girlfriend because he was “in love” with the Notre Dame football star.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/30/2013