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Man accused of soliciting minor for intercourse with calls from San Bernardino jail – San Bernardino Solar

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s investigators say they have strong evidence that a San Bernardino man called a child multiple times to arrange sex – records of the calls he allegedly made from prison.

Michael Starkweather, 36, was detained in downtown San Bernardino Central Prison after being convicted of firearm crimes and post-release community oversight. In March 2018, he was sentenced to one year and four months in prison, according to the Supreme Court, after pleading guilty to avoiding crime and subjecting himself to major theft.

On Thursday, February 11, detectives completed a child molestation investigation which found that Starkweather had contacted a minor dozens of times during taped prison calls and written correspondence to express his intention with the victim after his release of detention to commit sexual acts, “said a press release.

Starkweather was booked on suspicion of unlawful communication with a minor with the intent to commit sexual activity.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information on Starkweather on this matter to contact Detective Ramstad at 909-387-3589 or to leave information anonymously on the WeTip hotline at 800-782-7463.

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