Police: Man arrested, accused of trying to lure detective posing as teenage boy
PHOENIX - A Phoenix man is accused of trying to pay a 16-year-old for a sexual encounter.
According to police, the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Raymond Rendon, arranged a meeting on a dating app, but was actually talking to an undercover detective.
After being told the individual was a 16-year-old boy, court records show Rendon indicated that wasn't a problem, and agreed to pay $50 for the teen to perform a sex act.
Police investigators say Rendon planned to pick up the boy and drive him to a park, but he was instead arrested by officers near Central Avenue and Dunlap.
Officials say at the time of his arrest, Rendon had $50 on him. He has been booked on a felony count of child sex trafficking.