Mesa police: Man arrested for having sex with a minor is also suspect in California

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Feb 27, 2019

MESA AZ — A man arrested by Mesa police for having sex with a minor is also wanted for the same crime in California.

Mesa police arrested 23-year-old Augustin David Estrada last week near Stapley Drive and Main Street.

Police say Estrada has been communicating with a 14-year-old girl, trying to get her to run away with him to California or Tucson.

The girl reportedly told police that she met Estrada on the light rail in December. He allegedly asked her "what was the oldest man she had ever been with?"

The girl met him again the next day, and Estrada allegedly took her to a motel near Stapley Drive and Main Street, where they had sex.

Police discovered that Estrada is a suspect is a case of sexual assault and sexual conduct with a minor in National City, California, outside of San Diego.

Upon his arrest, Estrada reportedly admitted to having sex with the girl.

He has been charged with sexual conduct with a minor.