Child predator arrested in Danville attempts suicide on way to jail | #childpredator | #kidsaftey | #childsaftey

By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 10:33 AM, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force was conducting an enforcement operation.

The ICAC task force in Contra Costa County includes investigators from the Walnut Creek, Brentwood, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Concord Police Departments, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, United States Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations, and Inspectors from the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

Investigators went to a residence in Danville to arrest a suspect who solicited a detective posing as a 13-year-old boy for sex. The suspect, a 50-year-old Hispanic male out of Fairfield, CA, was arrested for arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes (PC 288.4(b)), contacting a minor to commit a felony (PC 288.3(a)), at-tempted lewd acts on a child (PC 664/288(a)), attempted sending harmful material to seduce a minor (PC 664/288.2(a)(1), and resisting arrest (PC 148).

While being transported to the Martinez Detention Facility, the suspect

attempted suicide by hanging himself. Medical aid was rendered, and the suspect was transported to a local hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

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