Boca Raton man allegedly preyed on minor online
Police: suspect sent undercover officer pornographic image
26-year-old John Michael Romero Mendoza of Boca Raton was arrested and charged with enticement of a minor over the internet.
Police say in June, Mendoza used an on-line social networking application to contact and attempt to meet a 15-year-old boy for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. Mendoza was actually talking to an undercover officer, posing as a minor as part of a joint investigation to locate on-line predators.
Mendoza sent a pornographic image to the officer before traveling to meet what Mendoza thought was a young boy.
A pre-trial detention hearing is set for June 18. Mendoza faces a maximum of life in prison if convicted.
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