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Facebook post leads to arrest in sex solicit case

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a Facebook post has led to the arrest of a man allegedly trying to solicit sex from teenagers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

KTVU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1iiSr3n ) San Mateo Police took 41-year-old Roberto Miculax into custody Wednesday after a three week investigation. He faces one count of assault with intent to commit a sex crime and other charges.

The probe began when a 15-year-old notified police that a man was following her trying to solicit sex. When officers arrived, the man was gone, but investigators were able to get surveillance video from a nearby store.

A screenshot of the man was shared on Facebook and other social media.

Two 12-year-old girls saw the post and identified Miculax.

Sgt. Dave Norris says social media has led to a “whole different way of chasing down and catching bad guys.”

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Information from: KTVU-TV.

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