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Apr 4, 2013 5:42 PM by Van Nguyen

Man charged with using Facebook to lure in 13-year-old

TUCSON - The Tucson Police Department is urging parents to monitor their children's Facebook and other social media websites, after a man was arrested for luring a minor for sex.

A Tucson mother contacted police on March 24th, saying her 13-year old daughter was having inappropriate conversations with a man on Facebook.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Unit took over the investigation.

Detectives say 24-year-old Alexander Zumot had arranged to meet the 13-year old girl to partake in sexual acts, for which he would pay her money.

Investigators say Zumot portrayed himself as a younger person online, to make the victim feel more comfortable.

Police say Zumot arrived at a location to meet the victim on Tuesday, and was arrested.

He was charged with 1 count of aggravated luring a minor for sex, 1 count of unlawful age misrepresentation and 1 count of attempted child prostitution.

The suspect may have had contact with additional juvenile victims, anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact 911 or 88-CRIME.

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