Roseville police detectives have arrested a man they suspect asked girls to send them pornographic images of themselves.
The case began last week when the department received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of a Roseville adult using Facebook in an illegal fashion.
A Roseville police detective investigated the matter and found that the man had contacted two teenage girls – one in Oklahoma and the other in the greater Sacramento area. Police believe he solicited the girls to create and send him pornographic images of themselves.
Detectives arrested the man they believe was soliciting the girls for the material on Tuesday. Anthony Madderra, 21, of Roseville was arrested on suspicion of contacting a minor with intent to commit a felony sex crime, using a minor to create obscene material and possessing that material.
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Police Department spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther said charges against Madderra are pending a review of the case by the District Attorney’s Office, and Madderra was expected to be released from jail late Thursday.
Anyone who knows of other minors who have been contacted in a similar fashion are urged to call Roseville police investigations at (916) 774-5070.