A 19-year-old Oregon man was arrested on sexual assault costs in Northern California after being discovered with a 12-year-old woman from Chula Vista he met on a web-based gaming platform, authorities mentioned Monday.
Darrien Jenkins was arrested at practically 3 a.m. Monday on felony costs of lewd or lascivious acts with a baby and utilizing an underage individual for an obscene matter and a misdemeanor cost of promoting dangerous matter to a minor, in accordance with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Based on Chula Vista police, officers had been first alerted to a potential kidnapping Sunday night after the 12-year-old woman’s household referred to as 911. The household informed police that the woman went outdoors to experience her bicycle, however they later found the bicycle was nonetheless on the dwelling.
CVPD investigators, in coordination with San Diego’s Web Crimes Towards Kids division, began trying into the woman’s potential whereabouts and had cause to consider she might be with Jenkins.
CVPD mentioned the 2 had met on the net gaming platform, Discord, and Jenkins traveled from Oregon to Chula Vista to see her. On the time of their on-line communication, Jenkins believed the woman to be 19 years previous.
Their location was later pinpointed as they had been heading northbound on the Interstate 5 in Stockton, California, about 80 miles east of San Francisco, the division mentioned.
CHP pulled Jenkin’s automobile over and he was arrested. He stays in custody at San Joaquin County Jail and it’s unclear if he will probably be extradited to Chula Vista to face costs.
The woman was taken into protecting custody till she could be reunited along with her household, CVPD mentioned.
The CVPD didn’t launch any extra particulars and continues to be investigating the incident.