A man has been arrested by Placerville police on suspicion of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Officers responded Wednesday to a report that a girl had been molested earlier in the month. The girl said she had met Clayton Christensen, 20, of Grizzly Flat, in early May – and after that he began messaging her through Facebook.
Police said they believe that Christensen had sex with the girl after he arranged to meet her after school. After being contacted by Placerville police detectives, he was arrested on suspicion of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old.
“We urge parents to monitor their children’s social media traffic,” said Placerville Police Chief Jim Ortega. “Children aren’t fully aware of the dangers that are lurking on the internet. It’s our job to keep them safe and protect them from predators.”