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Man Accused Of Seeking 4-Year-Old For Sex

ANAHEIM (CBSLA) -- Santa Ana police arrested a suspected child predator Wednesday after being informed that the man was allegedly seeking a 4-year-old to have sex with.

Nicolas Castillo
Suspect, Nicolas Castillo, taken into custody by Santa Ana police.

Nicolas Ryan Castillo, 29, was arrested at his fiancee's home in Anaheim. Officials say Castillo had been staying at the home, which is next to a daycare center, with his fiancee and two small children.

Santa Ana police say they had been tipped off about Castillo's activity through an informant.

Authorities say the tip lead to a month-long investigation, in which Castillo told a detective posing as the mother of a 4-year-old child that he had engaged in sexual activity with a child before. The suspect then went on to say he wished to meet with the mother.

Officials say Castillo had offered to pay $700 for two encounters with the 4-year-old or $500 if the mother would allow him to spend the night with the child.

Authorities performed search warrants at Castillo's fiancee's home in Anaheim, as well as a home in Yorba Linda that is believed to belong to his parents, in which officials obtained computers, hard drives and possible pornography.

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