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KCSO: Man arrested after attempt to engage in sexual acts with minor he befriended on Instagram

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Posted at 11:23 AM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 16:40:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A local man has been arrested for allegedly arranging to meet up with a minor through Instagram for lewd purposes, according to The Kern County Sheriff's office.

Detectives say on May 7, after an investigation, they discovered that 52-year-old Oscar Raul Maguregui Jr., used the name "CALIFASSUN" on Instagram to befriend and message a minor. Officials say the messages sent from Maguregui Jr. to the minor expressed desire to engage in sexually explicit acts with the underage individual.

On May 19 around 4:20 p.m., detectives arrested Maguregui Jr. in the 6200 area of Norris Road after he agreed to meet the minor at a location and engage in sexual acts.

Maguregui Jr., was booked into jail for Arranging a Meeting w/Minor for Lewd Purposes and Annoying or Molesting a Child charges.

According to KCSO, this investigation is still ongoing.

If anyone has information related to this investigation or has communicated with the Instagram username: "CALIFASSUN" is encouraged to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

Officials are also warning parents that a sexual predator can be a classmate, employer, family friend or someone you meet on social media.This case points out that parents should have open discussions with their kids regarding social media and online safety.