A 22-year-old Utah man is in police custody after attempting to lure what he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex.
Jonathan Maldonado-Perez was arrested Thursday on several felony charges for trying to entice a minor for sex.
According to Salt Lake City police, Maldonado-Perez began chatting on an unnamed social media site with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl, but was really an undercover cop.
Police say the 22-year-old man was told the girl was 13 prior to anything sexual being discussed.
Police say during the chat Maldonado-Perez sent three pictures of his penis, as well as a video of him having sex.
Maldonado-Perez also asked for the girl to send him nude photos before he asked her to meet up for sex, according to police.
When Maldonado-Perez arrived at what he thought was the girl’s home in Salt Lake City, he found police waiting for him.
Police say Maldonado-Perez admitted to sending the photos and video of himself, as well as knowing he was meeting up with a 13-year-old for sex.
Maldonado-Perez faces the follow felony charges:
- Entice a minor by internet or text
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- 4 counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor
You can read the entire probable cause statement below.