Miles Valencia, age 31, of Chandler was arrested after he drove to Pinal County, near Florence on Thursday morning to engage in inappropriate sexual acts with, who he believed to be, a 14-year-old female.
Valencia began talking to a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office undercover detective on a social media app at 6:30 a.m. The investigator, posing as the minor, made it clear to Valencia that he was speaking with a 14-year-old girl. The third message Valencia sent to detectives suggested he was willing to perform inappropriate sexual acts on the minor.
Within 10 minutes, Valencia sent inappropriate pictures to undercover detectives. Valencia then drove down to the meeting location to see the minor. When he arrived, he was immediately arrested by detectives.
The investigation is still ongoing. Investigators believe the suspect had reached out to other children online. He is facing several charges to include Luring and Aggravated Luring of a Minor and Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor.