A Brooklyn man has been charged with raping a 14-year-old Nassau County resident he met on Snapchat, Nassau County police said Friday.
Javier Morales, 28, of Van Siclen Avenue, was arraigned Thursday on charges of rape and engaging in a criminal sexual act, according to online court records.
He was ordered held on a bail of $200,000 bond or $100,000 cash, the records show.
Police said Morales met his victim this year through Snapchat and “did arrange to meet the victim on numerous occasions and engaged in sexual intercourse.”
“Defendant Morales is a prime example of a sexual predator,” said Nassau County police spokesman Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun said.
Morales was arrested Wednesday after the victim’s mother learned what happened and told authorities, police said.
Detectives asked any other victims who may have had contact with Morales to call the Special Victims Squad at 516-573-4022. All callers will remain anonymous, police said.
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