An Oklahoma mother launched her own “To Catch a Predator” sting operation, posing as her 11-year-old daughter on social media after the girl began receiving lascivious messages from a neighbor, police said.
Rafael Reyes, 46, was arrested last week and charged with one count each of molesting and making lewd statements to a minor, according to Tulsa Jail booking records.
Reyes is accused of contacting the girl via Facebook in an effort to arrange a meeting for sex and to ask for explicit photographs, according to ABC News affiliate KTUL-TV. Little did he know, however, that he was really communicating with the girl’s mother.
Reyes and the girl’s mother traded messages for a week between Sept. 11 and 19.
The girl told her mother that she had previously been molested by Reyes and that he once drank her urine, according KTUL.
Police said Reyes knew the family and previously lived with them. He allegedly tried to make contact with the girl twice last week, arriving at the family’s home only to be turned away by her mother.
His bond was set at $70,000. Authorities did not know if he had obtained a lawyer since being booked.