VENTURA, Calif. - A Goleta man was arrested Friday in Ventura after he allegedly attempted to arrange a sexual encounter with a child.
60-year-old William Fred White was arrested by Ventura County investigators assigned to the Southern California High Tech Task Force.
According to a press release from the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, White engaged in an online chat with a female he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. White arranged to meet the girl in a public place and take her to his vehicle to perform sexual acts.
White arrived at the arranged location and was subsequently arrested. White was booked into Ventura County jail for various charges including felony child luring and sending harmful matter to a child.
Authorities believe that White may have had improper contact with other children prior to his arrest.
Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact District Attorney Investigator Terrance Dobrosky by email or by phone (805) 383-4789.