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RCAHT East Makes a Solicitation of a Sexual Encounter Arrest


On April 20, 2021, Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Riverside County Anti Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) - Palm Desert Station activity culminated in an arrest of 30 year old Marino Lopez. Prior to the arrest, RCAHT conducted an undercover operation posing online as a 13 year female. Lopez allegedly initiated an online conversation with the goal of soliciting a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl and arrived at a predetermined location to meet her. At that time he was arrested.

He was arrested for the following charges:

Attempting to meet who he believed to be a 13 year old minor to engage in lewd sex acts

Committing a felony while on court release

Possession of a controlled substance

Possession of Paraphernalia

Possession of a dirk or dagger.

Anyone who may have additional information regarding Marino Lopez should contact

RCAHT Investigator Julio Oseguera at 760-836-1600

or call anonymously

760-341 STOP (7867)

Ref: Marino Lopez or Incident #R21 105 0004


Sources:

Riverside Sheriff

Palm Desert Man Suspected of Arranging Sex Meeting with Minor



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