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ER - Man arrested for having sex with teen
A man was arrested Wednesday on multiple sexual charges after being found in a vehicle, allegedly engaged in sexual relations with a teen.
According to a news release from the Fortuna Police Department, at about 2 a.m. Wednesday, an officer located a suspicious vehicle parked in the 600 block of Third Street in Fortuna.
Upon investigating the suspicious vehicle, which was blacked out behind a business, the officer determined that Douglas Richard Collard II, 25, of Eureka, was having sexual relations with a 15-year-old female passenger, the FPD reported.
Upon further investigation, it was found that Collard and the teen met in person once, began a relationship over the Internet in a chat room and had been meeting during the past several months and having sexual relations, the FPD reported.
Collard was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child, oral copulation and sodomy, the FPD reported.
Collard remained behind bars late afternoon Wednesday on a $75,000 bail, a jail official reported.
The Fortuna police warned parents to watch their children’s Internet usage.
“The Internet can be a dangerous place for unsupervised kids to be roaming,” the FPD release stated. “Parents are also reminded that Fortuna has a curfew for kids: 10 p.m. for under 17 and 11 p.m. for kids who are 17 years old.”
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