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Van Nuys man arrested in Adelanto park after soliciting sex with minor – VVNG.com

ADELANTO, CA (VVNG.com) — A 28-year-old Van Nuys man was arrested in an Adelanto park after soliciting a teenage girl for sex, and investigators believe there are additional victims in the Victor Valley.

On July 28, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Victor Valley Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested the suspect Lance Marie Ramil Cortez at John Mgrdiciano Park in Adelanto.

According to a sheriff’s release, the suspect had been in contact with the 15-year-old victim through social media and planned to meet at the park for sex. Cortez was aware of the victim’s age.

(John Mgrdichian Park)

Cortez arrived at the meeting place with multiple items to commit an unlawful sexual act, in violation of Penal Code 288.4(B) – Arriving at an arranged meeting place after soliciting a child for sex. Cortez was arrested for Penal Code 288.3(a) – Solicitation of a minor for sexual acts without incident and booked into the High Desert Detention Center. He is currently being held in lieu of $600,000.00 bail.

“Additionally, there is an ongoing investigation with the Los Angeles Police Department involving Cortez in a similar incident. We are including Cortez’s current photo because investigators believe there may be additional victims in the High Desert area,” sheriff’s officials said.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective A. Pollick at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-552-6800. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.

A 28-year-old man was arrested for soliciting sex with a minor; Additional victims are being sought
(Lance Marie Ramil Cortez reservation photo)

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Van Nuys man arrested in Adelanto park after soliciting sex with minor – VVNG.com

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