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Man Caught Trying Arrange Sex With 13-Year-Old Girl In South Bay Sting Operation

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SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A 24-year-old Santa Rosa man trying to meet up with teen girls through an Internet bulletin board was nabbed by Monterey County sheriff’s deputies in a sting operation in Salinas early Thursday morning.

The suspect, identified as Bogdan Trakov, had posted online that he was looking for “high school teen girls.”

Sheriff’s deputies posed as a 13-year-old girl from Salinas and responded to his post.

Trakov allegedly planned to drive from Santa Rosa to Salinas to engage in sexual acts with someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl, sheriff’s officials said.

He allegedly arranged to meet with the girl at a Salinas business and then go to a nearby hotel. He also agreed to give the girl marijuana before any sexual encounters, sheriff’s officials said.

Around 1:50 a.m. Thursday, Trakov arrived at the agreed location, 1570 Constitution Blvd. in Salinas, where he was arrested by deputies without incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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