Detectives from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fair Oaks man who came to Auburn yesterday (Tuesday) for what he thought was a sexual rendezvous with a 13-year-old girl. Instead, he was met by detectives who had answered his online ad. Placer County Sheriff’s Department PIO Dena Erwin says Timothy Robert Nosal, 48, originally attracted the attention of detectives with an online ad.
During his lunch hour Tuesday, Nosal drove from his job in Rancho Cordova for a planned meeting with the “girl” at Ashford Park in Auburn. Instead, he was arrested and booked at the Placer County Jail without incident.
Erwin says it is not uncommon for law enforcement agencies to engage predators online posing as potential young victims.
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Nosal, who works as an environmental scientist, was charged with communicating with a minor with the intent to commit a sexual act and attempted lewd and lascivious acts with someone under the age of 14. His bail is set at $100,000.