A 32-year-old man who was convicted of rape in 2006 is facing felony charges after authorities alleged he arranged a meeting at a Fountain Valley park Friday with an undercover officer who was posing online as a 15-year-old girl.
Troy Shellenbaum, who is registered with the California Department of Justice as a sex offender, is charged with one count of sex offense with a prior arranged meeting and one count of luring a child with intent to commit a crime, according to Orange County Superior Court records.
If convicted, the Anaheim resident could face a maximum sentence of four years and eight months in jail, according to prosecutors.
Police allege Shellenbaum contacted an undercover officer who was posing as a 15-year-old girl on Facebook Messenger and initiated a sexual conversation.
They arranged to meet at a park “for the purpose of going to her home for a sexual encounter,” police wrote in a news release. Fountain Valley detectives arrested Shellenbaum at the park.
Shellenbaum was convicted in 2006 of a felony count of rape by force or fear, according to the state Justice Department website.