Tempe photographer arrested in teen sex case

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By Natalie Flanzer By Natalie Flanzer

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- A Tempe man is in custody for allegedly luring at least three teenage girls to his home and encouraging them to engage in sexually explicit acts while being photographed.

Chandler police say they arrested 28-year-old Antonio Adrian Gonzalez on Thursday.

He's being held on suspicion of sexual exploitation involving minors, furnishing obscene material to minors, sexual misconduct with minors and sexual abuse.

Police say Gonzalez operates an online photography and modeling business.

Officers obtained a search warrant for Gonzalez's Tempe office and say they found explicit photos of several girls on a computer.

The Arizona Republic says that at the time of arrest, Gonzalez was awaiting trial for allegedly distributing alcohol to minors.

It was unclear Friday whether Gonzalez has an attorney.