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False name, phony voice: Hesperia man lured minor to home, sheriff’s investigators say

A Hesperia man who authorities say contacted women through social media and disguised his voice in hopes of luring them to his home for sex was arrested Thursday, Jan. 10, after investigators found one of the alleged victims was a minor.
Arturo Alfred Martinez, 42, was arrested on suspicion of contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual act, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.
Arturo Alfred Martinez, 42, of Hesperia, was arrested Jan. 10, 2019, on suspicion of contact with a minor with the intent to commit a sexual act, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. (Courtesy of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department)
Deputies went to his home in the 7600 block of Corona Avenue in the High Desert after receiving complaints from numerous women, including a 17-year-old, who said they were lured to his residence under false pretenses. They said they were solicited by Martinez, who used a false name and phony female voice, a Friday news release said.
Martinez solicited women through babysitting services, cleaning service, real estate companies, taxi services and possibly other delivery businesses, the release said.
Deputies later served search and arrest warrants on Martinez, who the release said is a registered sex offender after a conviction for indecent exposure.
Investigators said they believe there are other victims. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hesperia station at 760-947-1500 or leave tips anonymously with We Tip at 800-782-7463 or the website at .
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