OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - Oceanside Police Thursday arrested a San Diego military officer they say used an app to lure a teenager to meet up before he sexually assaulted her.
Oceanside Police officers last Sunday were called to investigate a report that a teenage girl had been sexually assaulted. OPD said they found that the 14-year-old girl had been contacted by a suspect through a mobile app called "Spotafriend." The app allows teenagers between the ages of 13-19 to message one another.
OPD said the suspect made contact with the teenager by creating a fake account depicting a 17-year-old black male. The suspect then reportedly spoke with the girl for two days through the app, before meeting at an undisclosed location where the assault took place, according to police.
On Thursday, OPD said they positively identified the suspect as 21-year-old Isaiah Jackson, an active-duty Naval Military Police officer based in Coronado at Naval Base San Diego.
Jackson was taken into custody without incident that night and was being held at Vista Detention Facility on charges of rape, OPD said.
Jackson is set to be in court on Sept. 29.
OPD said they believe this was an isolated incident but are continuing to pursue leads. Anyone with information is asked to call OPD 760-435-4730.