Maricopa man arrested for soliciting sex from a teen and her friend

MARICOPA, AZ -

A man has been arrested in Maricopa for allegedly trying to pay 17-year-old and 19-year-old girls for sex. 

The incident happened in the playground area of the CopperSky Recreational Center on March 27 around 9:45 a.m. 

The Maricopa Police Department says 46-year-old Michael Yousif drove up to the girls and showed them a stack of money while asking them to perform sex on him or each other. 

One of the two girls was able to capture part of the incident on her phone, according to police, and reported the incident shortly after. 

Yousif was contacted that day but was released by police while they continued to investigate. 

Police continued to investigate similar reports in the area that matched his description or his vehicle description.

On March 28, Yousif was taken into custody. Police say he then admitted to offering to pay for a hotel room and alcohol among other expenses for the girls.

Yousif has been arrested and charged with contribution to the delinquency of a minor, loitering, child prostitution and transporting or financing the transportation of a minor with the intent that the minor engage in prostitution.

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