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SBSD - Chino Hills Police Department
Friday March 22nd, 2019 :: 08:22 p.m. PDT


Detectives arrested a 25-year-old man for Sending Harmful Matter/Arranging to Meet a Minor for Lewd Purposes

DATE/TIME: Friday, March 22, 2019

INCIDENT: PC288.2(A) Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor, PC288.4(a) Arranging to Meet with a Minor for Lewd Purposes and PC288.4(b) Meeting with a Minor For Lewd Purposes

LOCATION: 16000 block of Fairfield Ranch Rd, Chino Hills

VICTIM: 15-year-old female

SUSPECT: Nicholas Rangel, 25 years old, resident of Chino Hills


On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, deputies responded to a call for service regarding an adult male sending a lewd photograph to the victim. Deputies and Detectives conducted an investigation and were able to determine, Nicholas Rangel sent a lewd photograph to the victim.

On Friday, March 22, 2019, Rangel attempted to set up a meeting to have intercourse with the victim. Rangel was contacted by law enforcement at the meeting place and taken into custody.

Rangel was booked at West Valley Detention Center and is being held on $60,000 bail. He is expected to be arraigned on March 26th in Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court.

The investigation is ongoing.

Due to the nature of the crimes there may be additional unreported victims and detectives are releasing the suspect’s booking photograph. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Kyle Glozer 909-364-2060. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

Refer: Detective Kyle Glozer, Detective Division
Station: Chino Hills Station
Case No. DR#221900949
Phone No. (909) 364-2060

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Chino Hills Police Department
14077 Peyton Dr
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Emergency: 9-1-1

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