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Police Arrest Man Suspected of Planning to Meet Teen for Sexual Acts

The Lake County resident allegedly had plans to meet a male minor at a hotel in Roseville.

Roseville Police arrested a Lake County man who was allegedly planning to meet a male minor at a Roseville hotel for sexual acts.

Robert George Schmidt, 33, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 16, after the minor's parents found text messages on their son's phone from Schmidt with plans to meet at a Roseville hotel. The parents went to the meeting place and confronted the suspect before he could contact their son, according to Roseville Police.

On Tuesday, October 16, Roseville Police detectives went to Lake County and arrested a 33-year-old man suspected of planning to meet a minor in Roseville for sexual acts. The suspect drove away and the parents contacted police on Sept. 29.

Roseville detectives investigated, and found that the suspect and victim had met online in January, and continued their relationship via cell phone text messages since that time. The investigation resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant for the suspect.  On Oct. 16, detectives went to Lake County and, with the assistance of the Lake County Sheriff's Office, arrested Schmidt of Lakeport on a Placer County Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with meeting a minor for sexual acts, and other related charges. 

Detectives brought him back and booked him into the Placer County Jail on $400,000 bail.

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