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Man Discovered Responsible Of Arranging To Meet With Minor For Intercourse In Lathrop – CBS Sacramento

LATHROP (CBS13) – A jury on Friday found a man guilty of sexual acts with a minor, Lathrop police said.

Mario Francisco Martinez, 41, was arrested back in June as part of an undercover stab operation aimed at adults looking for minors for sexual acts, Lathrop Police Services said on Saturday.

Martinez contacted an undercover officer who he believed was a 13-year-old girl and arranged a meeting where a sexual encounter was expected, police said. At the agreed meeting point, Martinez was met by law enforcement officials and taken into custody.

Lathrop police said that while most of these cases are open to negotiation, Martinez decided to fight his case and insisted that despite a significant amount of evidence against him, he was innocent.

Martinez was found guilty of contacting a minor for sexual purposes and of meeting with a minor for indecent and lascivious acts.

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