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Mesa man arrested for luring "14-year-old" for sex

Posted at 7:29 AM, Nov 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-12 16:31:38-05

A 20-year-old Mesa man faces multiple charges after he allegedly tried to lure a person posing as a 14-year-old for sex.

Chandler police say between November 7 and November 9, Matthew David Xanders communicated with a person believed to be a 14-year-old girl through a social media app. 

During the conversation, Xanders allegedly solicited the "14-year-old" multiple times for oral sex and sexual intercourse with a condom.

Police say Xanders also sent six images of his penis to the person posing as the teen. 

On November 9, Xanders arrived at a designated location in Chandler to engage in sexual activity with the "14-year-old" and was then taken into custody.

According to court documents, a box of new condoms was found in his possession. 

He faces charges of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.