A Texas man posed as a modeling consultant on a social media app as a ruse to sexually assault a young girl, police said.
Joel Christopher Acuna, 27, turned himself in to police early on Tuesday and confessed to going to the victim’s home in League City and attacking her on December 8 after being contacted on a video-sharing platform called Likee earlier today, League City Police said.
“He corroborated our evidence and he has been placed under arrest,” Constable John Griffith told the Post.
Acuna surrendered after investigators received a “large” number of responses to a Facebook post earlier Tuesday detailing his alleged plansaid Griffith.
The victim – who is under 14 – told investigators she was contacted by a woman on the app under the guise of becoming a model. The girl provided her address with the belief that a company representative would come to her home to give her a personal assessment, Griffith said.
Acuna arrived at the girl’s home about 15 minutes later and entered the residence before sexually assaulting her, police said.
Acuna, of Texas City, was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and was posted $250,000 bond.