Registered Sex Offender in California Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Communication with Child in Port St. Lucie

Registered Sex Offender in California Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Communication with Child in Port St. Lucie

Port St. Lucie, Fl (treasurecoast.com)-The Port St. Lucie Police have reported that a  Registered Sex Offender in California was Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Communication with Child in Port St. Lucie.

Here are the details:

32-Year-Old Eric Pineda of Murietta, California used a cell phone application to prey on a young child in our community. In a matter of just two days, PSLPD Detectives worked diligently to identify Pineda, a registered sex offender in California, and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Pineda was taken into custody in California by the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation and is currently in the process of being extradited back to St. Lucie County on 4 felony charges; lewd or lascivious exhibition, promoting sexual performance by a child, lewd or lascivious exhibition using a computer and transmission of material harmful to minor by electronic equipment.

Chief Richard Del Toro stated, “Distance cannot deter justice, and our commitment to safeguarding our children has no boundaries. Our Detectives worked swiftly to identify and apprehend this suspect through coordinated efforts with our law enforcement partners in California. The Port St. Lucie Police Department will continue to pursue those who prey on our children.”

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