Man charged with raping minor allegedly used social media to target kids; additional victims sought
LOS ANGELES - A man who allegedly used social media to target kids online has been charged with raping a minor and police in Los Angeles believe there may be additional victims.
Oliverio Suarez-Aboytes, 39, was arrested on Sept. 23 by Devonshire-area detectives for raping a minor in Lancaster, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement released Thursday.
On Sept. 27, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed five additional charges against Suarez-Aboytes, including two counts of meeting a minor for lewd purposes, two counts of lewd acts with a minor and one count of showing pornographic material to a minor.
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Detectives said that Suarez-Aboytes used the app Snapchat to target minor victims.
Anyone with information on the case was asked to contact LAPD's Devonshire-area sexual assault investigators, Detectives Stefani Valdes and Ruben Arellano at 818-832-0609.
Additional details were not immediately available.
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