The San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children/ Child Exploitation Detail task force arrested a man suspected to trying to meet up with who he thought was an underage girl for sex Tuesday night, police said Thursday.
Officers arrested 33-year-old Joe Nanez of San Jose on suspicion of sending harmful matter to a minor and attempting to meet a minor to commit lewd and lascivious acts, according to police.
Nanez allegedly contacted an undercover police officer who was posing as a 14-year-old girl on the internet and on Tuesday night he sent a sexually explicit image to the officer.
Later the same evening, Nanez arrived at a pre-designated location in San Jose where he believed he was going to meet up with the minor. He, however, was met by officers and they arrested him without incident.
San Jose police urge parents to discuss social media safety with their children and have created an informational YouTube video that can be viewed at https://youtu.be/qhCm4e5oXlI.
Those with information should contact Detective Sergeant Brian Spears of the ICAC/CED Unit at (408) 537-1397. Those wishing to remain anonymous can submit tips by calling the Crime Stoppers Tip Line (408) 947-STOP or clicking the "Submit a Tip" link on the San Jose police department's website.