Child Molester Arrested after Using Social Media to Lure and Assault Middle School Victims

Child Molester Arrested after Using Social Media to Lure and Assault Middle School Victims

MORENO VALLEY-  Following a nearly two-month long investigation, a man suspect of using inappropriate photos on social media to lure victims was arrested.

In February, a Moreno Valley School Resource Officer was alerted to inappropriate images that were being shared on a social media website at a Moreno Valley middle school.  After investigating, the School Resource Officer determined the photos were linked to ongoing crimes.  Working closely with Moreno Valley School District administrators, authorities made efforts to ensure that the images could not be viewed or accessed at the school.

Moreno Valley Police Department investigators responded and began conducting a lengthy investigation into the possible crimes. While seeking to locate the source of the inappropriate photos, investigators discovered several juvenile victims. The victims reported that they had been lured through the social media to meet with the suspect who then assaulted them. None of these incidents occurred on school property.

After authoring and serving a search warrant to the social media outlet, investigators were able to pinpoint the source and identify the suspect. On Tuesday April 1, officers and investigators from the Moreno Valley Police Department arrest Roshawn Davis, 20 of Moreno Valley in the 16000 block of Saddlebrook.

Davis was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for multiple counts of felony sex crimes involving juveniles.  He is being held with bail set at $2,000,000.

The Moreno Valley Police Department states that the investigation is ongoing and is reaching out to the public for any further information. Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Holland at the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-486-6823.

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