The Ventura County Sheriff's Department arrested a Moorpark Man Thursday for alleged offenses involving a juvenile male.
According to a statement by the Sheriff's Department, Jeremy Sears, 22, posed as a minor female on the Internet and struck up an online relationship with a minor male who he arranged to meet at a local park.
When the boy arrived, Sears "attempted
to engage the victim in inappropriate behavior," the statement said. It went on to report Sears again attempted to engage the boy in inappropriate sexual conduct, using threats in an attempt to gain compliance.
Sears was arrested near Mountain Meadow Park for child luring and extortion and had a bail set at $50,000, according to the statement.
Based on the
investigation, investigators are concerned there might be additional victims
who have not reported the crimes. The Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with any information about Sears or similar crimes to
call Detective Marty Luna at 805-494-8229.