The Anaheim PD has arrested a man who showed up at a park expecting to meet a 14-year-old girl and have sex with her, but who instead was greeted by cops who had set up a sting operation.
In a news release April 14, the APD said Moonjun Kim, 28, had electronically sent pictures of his penis to whom he believed was the girl, but whom instead was an undercover cop posing as the minor on social media sites.
Kim showed up March 29 at Chaparral Park in Anaheim with “a bag of sexual accouterments, including sexual toys, condoms and lubricants,” as well as professional still and video recording equipment, the news release said.
Kim is being held at Orange County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail with a scheduled court appearance April 22.
The APD started getting on Kim’s trail in March when detectives working in the Sexual Assault unit began investigating a report of a 13-year-old girl who had been sexually assaulted in late 2014 by a then 26-year-old male, the news release said.
They honed in on Kim as the suspect, saying he began communicating with the victim on the text messaging application Friends Talk.
Kim ultimately met the victim at a mall in Irvine and drove her to a residence in Orange County where he engaged in sexual intercourse with her, the news release said.
As the investigation progressed, detectives created a profile on the Friends Talk app and began communicating with Kim while posing as a 14-year-old girl.
Kim was arrested without incident when he arrived at the park for lewd acts with a child 14 or under, luring of a child with intent to commit a specified crime, meeting a minor to commit lewd conduct, and distributing pornography to a minor with the intent to engage in sexual conduct.
Kim admitted to police he came to the park with the specific intent of meeting the 14-year-old girl to have sex with her and to record the encounter on video, the news release said.
Kim also admitted to engaging in similar encounters with females he knows to be underage, the news release said.
Kim used the social media apps Friends Talk, LINE, We Talk, Kakao Talk, Facebook and Skype to communicate with potential victims and always used the profile names of “MJ” or “Jun,” the news release said.
The APD encourages anyone with information regarding potential additional victims to contact Crime Stoppers at 855-TIPOCCS or by email at www.occrimestoppers.org. Law enforcement reminds parents of the importance of being aware of their childrens’ online presence and taking an active role in auditing their activities.