SAN LEANDRO (KRON) — Police are searching for other victims after a man was arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage girl, according to San Leandro police.
Ian Teager, a 40-year-old resident of Patterson, was arrested two weeks ago after he allegedly met a young girl online while pretending to be a 14-year-old boy.
Teager met the 13-year-old girl on Kik, which is a social media chat room.
About two weeks ago, the teenage girl left her San Leandro home to head to school around 8 a.m.
Her parents found out the girl didn’t make it to school and it was later confirmed by school resource officers.
Several hours later, she came home, but she initially lied to officers about what happened to her. She claimed she had been kidnapped.
Teague allegedly drove all the way from Patterson.
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Police say he met with the girl in San Leandro and took her to an East Oakland motel where several sexual acts occurred. McManus said Teager was able to lure the girl into his car and drove her to the Quality Inn at 8471 Enterprise Way in Oakland, near the Oakland airport.
“Things went bad very quickly” and Teager allegedly sexually assaulted the girl at the motel, he said.
Teager then dropped the girl off near her school, according to a probable cause statement written by San Leandro police Officer Thomas Rogers.
Teager was arrested the same night.
Police recovered computers and cellphones as evidence and believe that Teager has also victimized other teen girls in the Bay Area and the Central Valley, he said.
Police believe Teager is tied to similar cases involving girls between the ages of 12 and 16.
Rogers said in his probable cause statement that after Teager was arrested he admitted that he knew the girl was under age and that he was “sexually aroused by 13- to 14-year-old girls.
Teague also said, “He gets excited to know he may be taking their virginity away and also the excitement of it being forbidden,” Rogers wrote.
“If you haven’t had that conversation with your teenagers yet, please talk to them about the dangers of social media,” said Lt. Robert McManus.
“Teenagers are in the own world that their parents don’t understand so parents need to talk with their children about the dangers of social media,” McManus added.
McManus alleged that Teager is a computer consultant who is married. Teager works for Teager Industries and is self-employed.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has charged him with four felonies involving sex acts with a minor under the age of 14.
Teager is scheduled to appear at Alameda County Superior Court in Hayward Friday at 9 a.m.
McManus said parents who want to know more about the dangers the Internet can pose for children should visit http://www.aliciaproject.org. He said the website discusses “Alicia’s Law,” which he said has been passed in several states and funds task forces designed to prevent child exploitation and Internet crimes involving children.
McManus said the website was established by a woman who was abducted and assaulted in a manner similar to the way that the 13-year-old San Leandro girl was victimized.