Police say Rickard picked up the victim Monday and took her to a parking lot, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
"When he picked her up in the area of the school, thankfully, another student saw it, was not comfortable with it, took a picture, went to their parents and told them what they saw.
(Source: Santa Ana Police/KCAL/KCBS/CNN) SANTA ANA, CA (KCAL/KCBS/CNN) - A 21-year-old man from California faces multiple counts of child abuse for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a 12-year-old girl he met through the dating app Tinder.
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An Orange County man who admitted committing a sex crime against a 12-year-old girl he met on the Tinder dating app will spend more than a year behind bars, court records show.
Sean Rickard, 22, of Anaheim pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and was immediately sentenced to 16 months in county jail.
He also allegedly admitted to driving to the clothing store where he was arrested in order to meet the victim for the purposes of engaging in sex acts.
SANTA ANA, California -- Santa Ana police are issuing a warning for parents regarding a man released on bail who is accused of using an online dating app to meet and assault a 15-year-old boy.
That parent was astute enough to reach out to the school, who did their job and contacted us,” Bertagna said.
Police say Rickard admitted to knowing the victim was 12 years old and engaging in sex acts with her.
After learning that Rickard had used Snapchat to communicate with the girl, detectives posed as her and began chatting through the app.