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Police arrest man for soliciting sex from teen

POSTED May 17, 2013 7:50 p.m.

Turlock Police investigators have arrested a 48-year-old man on allegations he solicited a 15-year-old girl for sex.

Jose Hinojosa has been charged with suspicion of illegal contact with a minor and arranging a meeting with a minor for purposes of engaging in sexual acts.

Hinojosa allegedly met the 15-year-old at a store and was able to obtain her telephone number. According to the police department, Hinojosa’s calls to the girl became sexual in nature.

The 15-year-old contacted the police Thursday and using her cell phone, a female detective called Hinojosa and posed as the teenager, Turlock Police Sgt. Stephen Webb said.

Hinojosa allegedly solicited sexual acts for money and arranged to meet her at a Turlock park.

The investigators took Hinojosa into custody at Crane Park without incident.

Investigators believe this was an isolated incident.

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