6th man arrested in online sting

HB Independent

Police on May 26 arrested a sixth man in an online sting on suspicion of driving to Huntington Beach to have sex with a fictitious 13-year-old girl.

Whittier resident Gregory Aguirre, 53, was arrested on suspicion of attempted lewd conduct with a child, arranging a meeting place with a minor for lewd conduct, communicating with a minor, attempted oral copulation of a minor and disorderly conduct.

Aguirre is being held on $110,000 bail.

Aguirre began talking online to detectives posing as a 13-year-old, police said. He tried to create a sexual relationship with the girl, despite being repeatedly told her age, police said.

Police arrested Aguirre at 7:45 p.m. after they said he made a plan to meet the girl in Huntington Beach to have sex with her.

— Britney Barnes

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