Tucson police arrest man for attempting to lure minor for sex
CREATED Apr. 30, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson detectives and U.S. Marshalls take down a man after he attempted to lure a 14-year-old into having sex with him.
Sgt.Chris Widmer with the Tucson Police Department tells KGUN9 that 46-year-old Ismael Delgado approached an underage girl inside the Martha Cooper Library, located at 1377 N. Catalina Avenue, on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 24.
Delgado initiated a conversation with the girl, asking her personal questions and rubbing her arm, Widmer said.
Before leaving, Delgado gave the girl his phone number, but the girl immediately reported the incident to the library, the police and her parents, according to Widmer.
Detectives from the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit began investigating the incident and spoke to the girl and the library staff to collect more information.
Through the investigation, detectives learned that Delgado intended to meet the girl for sexual purposes, despite his knowing that she was just 14-years-old, according to Widmer.
Monday, April 29, Delgado attempted to meet the girl at a business located in the 4500 block of east Speedway Blvd.
Tucson police and U.S. Marshalls took Delgado into custody and arrested him on one count of luring a minor for sex and one count of attempted sexual conducted with a minor, Widmer said.
The girls urgency in alerting authorities of the incident allowed authorities to take immediate action and conduct a thorough investigation, Widmer said. The Tucson Police Department urges parents to speak with their children about staying safe from strangers in public places and on the Internet.