Fake Snapchat profile to lure a 13-year-old girl for sex: Joaquin Mendez Biography, Wiki
Joaquin Mendez is a 29-year-old Florida man who was arrested Friday night for using a fake Snapchat profile to lure a 13-year-old girl for sex, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
Joaquin Mendez has been charged with lewd or lascivious battery of a victim under 16.
The mother of the 13-year-old girl called police Friday afternoon after finding “related text messages” on the girl’s phone during a routine check. The victim told her mother that Méndez picked her up Friday morning in his vehicle and drove her to a wooded area, where they had sex. She said she met him on Facebook.
Detectives investigating the case discovered that the Instagram and Snapchat accounts that Mendez used to contact the girl contained images of a young black man who looked nothing like Mendez.
Agents found Méndez’s vehicle Friday afternoon and watched the home until detectives returned with a search and arrest warrant. He was detained at approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday and booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he was being held on $ 25,000 bond Saturday night, jail records show.