HAYWARD (CBS SF) — A suspected child sex predator appeared before a judge for the first time Friday morning as police searched for more possible victims.
40-year-old Patterson resident Ian Teager appeared in front of a judge without a lawyer two weeks after investigators say he tricked a 14-year-old girl on the social media app Kik, pretending to be a 14-year-old boy.READ MORE: COVID Reopening: 'We Have Confidence' About Fans At Ballparks On Opening Day, Newsom Says
Court records say he told the girl he had a proclivity for 13 to 14 year old females.
They arranged to meet in San Leandro. Once she got into his car, police say he took her to this motel in East Oakland and sexually assaulted her.
Teager was arrested that night. He did not enter a plea to the four felony counts involving sex acts with a minor he faces during his court appearance Friday.
Officers hope that publicizing this arrest will bring other victims forward in both the Bay Area and in the Central Valley.READ MORE: UPDATE: Ferris Wheel to Stay in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park Through 2025
“There are other child victims in the San Francisco Bay area and Central Valley who may have been victimized by Mr. Teager,” said San Leandro Police Lt. Robert McManus.
During the court appearance, Judge Armando Cuellar advised him to get a lawyer.
“It would behoove you to find representation as quickly as possible,” said Cuellar.
The judge said Teager doesn’t qualify for a free public defender because he has too much money.
Teager will remain at Santa Rita Jail as police continue their investigation. He is due back in court on November 30th.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Petaluma Credit Card Theft Suspects Go On Shopping Spree