Instead, on the other side of an online conversation through Craigslist.
Howard Houchen Wang, 38, was taken into custody by detectives Tuesday night after arranging to meet the fictional year-old girl, according to a statement released by the Huntington Beach Police. According to police, Wang sent the detective several lewd messages through the internet, as well as lewd images of himself.
During the online communication, Wang was told several times that the girl was 13 years old, but he allegedly continued to try to meet the minor for sex. According to authorities, Wang then tried to arrange a meeting Tuesday, where he intended to pay the fictitious girl for sex.
Wang drove from his Mission Viejo home to Huntington Beach, where he was taken into custody by detectives. Huntington Beach Police did not release the location of where the arrest took place, pointing to an ongoing investigation.
Wang was booked in Huntington Beach jail on suspicion of communicating with a minor with the intent of committing a lewd act, attempted oral copulation with a minor, sending harmful material to a minor, arranging to meet to conduct a lewd act, and attempting to conduct a lewd act with a minor. Contact the writer: shernandez ocregister.
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