PETALUMA – A man made a return trip to Petaluma to have sex with a 13-year-old girl, again. Or so he thought.
24-year-old Brett Spivey had already traveled to Petaluma in December to have sex with the minor. He had then contacted the minor on social media. Investigators only identify him as “a southern California resident.”
The victim’s parents then allowed a detective to take over the girls’ account and continue the conversation. The conversation continued over the next several months.
Spivey made numerous inappropriate comments and express a desire for more sex with the minor. He also sent “pornographic images of himself through the social media account.”
The suspect discussed trips back to Petaluma but then cancelled them. Recently, he “indicated he was prepared to return to Petaluma.”
On June 24 Spivey arrived early in the morning at a playground at Eastside Park. Detectives summarily arrested him on site. Nearby he set up a “makeshift campsite in the creek bed,” likely the potential scene of the next crime.
Spivey faces “18 counts of suspected sex acts and attempted sex acts with a minor.”
The PPD says, “This case serves as a reminder that parents should be proactive in the on-line safety of their children. In this day and age it’s important to remain vigilant when it comes to minors using social media. If you have concerns, you can always contact the Petaluma Police Department or the Polly Klaas Foundation. Contact them at www.pollyklaas.org.”