MOORPARK (CBSLA.com) — A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly posing as a girl to meet an underage boy in Moorpark.
Jeremy Sears was taken into custody early Thursday morning for child luring and extortion. His bail was set at $50,000.READ MORE: Davis' 28 Lead Kings To 2nd Straight Win Over Clippers
Authorities said Sears posed as a girl on the Internet in order to strike up a relationship with the victim.
Sears then arranged a meeting with the child at Mountain Meadow Park.READ MORE: Family Of 18-Year-Old Garret Hayward, Killed By Suspected DUI Driver, Hold Emotional Vigil
When the boy showed up, Sears, still pretending to be female, attempted to engage the victim in lewd behavior.
Later the same week, Sears attempted to extort sexual favors from the victim.MORE NEWS: In Wake Of Recent Crime Uptick, Beverly Hills Hires More Officers And Increases Patrols
Anyone with any information about Sears or similar crimes was asked to call Det. Marty Luna at (805) 494-8229.