SAN DIEGO -- The mother of a teenage girl targeted by a registered sex offender who was re-arrested this week says she is shocked he was given hardly any jail time for his previous sex crimes.
Twenty-one-year-old Robert Becker of Alpine was arrested Tuesday on allegations he followed a 10-year-old girl into the women’s bathroom in an El Cajon Walmart. San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies say he went into the stall next to her and recorder her on his cell phone under the stall, all while making lewd comments.
In November 2015, Becker plead guilty in San Bernardino Court to possessing 600 images of child pornography, with some with children under the age of 12, according to the Megan’s Law website.
A judge sentenced him to three months in jail and five years’ probation.
“It really saddens me,” Brandi Coffey said. “If I’m brutally honest it saddens me more that our justice system just releases people like this.”
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies said Becker conned a teenage girl out of her Facebook password in order to reach out to other teen girls.
“How I found out about this was my daughter receiving a bunch of messages from him over a week, persisting that she send pornographic material of herself. And she kept denying him.”
Becker reportedly even offered her $500, Coffey said.
Coffey said Becker reached out to at least 50 people disguised under this victim’s Facebook account.
“I guess he had seduced her and got her to meet him and there was some sort of sexual abuse that happened,” Coffey said.
Concernced, Coffey said she contacted authorities.
“In a sense I do feel like the justice system, by doing that, threw him back out there,” Coffey said.
Becker pleaded not guilty to all charges Wednesday. His bail was set $500,000.