Statutory Rape Suspect Arrested in San Diego

A Canadian man has been charged with statutory rape and arranging to have sex with a minor in San Diego. In addition to rape charges, the man is accused of possessing child pornography.

San Mateo detectives believe the 26-year-old had been speaking with a 16-year-old San Mateo girl online and was allegedly planning on meeting the minor. Detectives began posing undercover as the teen girl and arranged a meeting with the man at a San Francisco airport. The man flew in from Canada and was then arrested.

A follow-up investigation led detectives to the discovery of child pornography on an electronic device belonging to the suspect. As a result, authorities obtained an additional arrest warrant for him.

 

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