Posted: Apr 4, 2013 2:42 PM by Van Nguyen
Updated: Apr 4, 2013 6:20 PM
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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