YUMA, AZ (3TV/CBS5)- On Sunday, Nov. 18, Matthew Sanchez went to meet a 13-year-old girl for a "sexual encounter" at an Arizona truck stop.
Around 10 p.m., the 30-year-old supect was instead greeted by a member of "Truckers Against Predators" also known as TAP. The encounter was recorded and streamed on Facebook Live.
Sanchez was driven to Love's Travel Stop at 2931 E. Gila Ridge Road by his friend and roommate, a taxi driver.
Sanchez thought he was meeting a 13-year-old minor for sex, but was caught in the act. Truckers Against Predators set up a decoy to expose him of his illegal motives.
Although Yuma Police Department considers this a "victimless" crime as no child was involved, Sanchez was found guilty of having sexual intent with a minor, going as far as sending inappropriate pictures to who he thought was a young girl.
After Sanchez left, he returned home and called 911 to turn himself in.
Yuma Police Department confirmed in a recent release: "Matthew Sanchez was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for aggravated luring minor for sexual exploitation, furnishing harmful items to minors and luring minor for sexual exploitation. All felony offenses."
Anyone with additional information on this case is encouraged to call the Yuma Police Department directly at (928) 373-4700.
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Anthony Greene from "Truckers Against Predators," gave an update on Facebook Live after meeting with Sanchez at the gas station/truck stop.