MARIPOSA – Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 24-year-old Mariposa man on charges that include unlawful sex with a minor.
Miles Imamura was taken into custody on Friday, Mar. 1, outside the home of his alleged victim – a 13-year-old whose gender is not being specified by the Sheriff’s Office at this time.
During the course of their investigation detectives determined that Imamura was asking the teen for nude photos and had been making plans to meet for sex via Facebook Messenger, which is where they first made contact.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the minor did not know Imamura prior to connecting on Facebook. During their internet chats, Imamura was made aware of the minor’s age and several times asked the teen to make sure to delete their messages because he didn’t want to “get in trouble.”
Detectives were able to determine that Imamura and the minor met several times for sex. Each time, Imamura would pick up his victim outside of the teen’s home. Imamura would then drive back to his residence, returning the minor home several hours later.
On the night of his arrest, Imamura and the 13-year-old planned to meet at the end of the teen’s driveway, but deputies were ready and waiting and took Imamura into custody, booking him on the following charges:
- 288(A)- Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Minor
- 261.5(D)- Unlawful Sex with a Minor
- 288.3(A)- Contacting a Minor to Commit a Felony
- 288.4(B)- Arranging a Meeting with a Minor for Lewd Purposes
Imamura’s bond was set at $100,000 and he has since bailed out of jail, according to the Sheriff’s Office.