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Ventura County Authorities Say Man Posing As Woman Arrested For Child Luring

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 12:17am

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department says it’s arrested a 22 year old man who posed as a female on the internet, and then in person at a Moorpark park to try to get a teenage boy to engage in sexual activity.

Detectives say Jeremy Sears at first engaged in an online relationship with the boy, and then lured him to Mountain Meadow Park.

They say posing as a girl, Sears unsuccessfully tried to get the teen to engage in sexual activity, and when that failed, he threatened the teen online to try to get his compliance.

The Moorpark man was arrested on child luring, and extortion charges.

Detectives say they are looking for more possible victims.

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