VENTURA, Calif. (KABC) -- Ventura County authorities teamed up to remove a potential sexual predator from the streets earlier this month.
A joint operation conducted by the Lake Casitas Park Rangers and Ojai Police Department resulted in the arrest of a Ventura man who had texted sexually explicit pictures of himself to a person he believed was a minor.
The investigation began when authorities were made aware of a note left inside a public restroom near Lake Casitas. It was addressed to anybody interested in having sexual intercourse in the restroom.
After determining that 37-year-old Brian Hansen had left the note, authorities took him into custody on felony charges of sending harmful matter to a minor and arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes.
Ojai detectives are encouraging anyone with additional information regarding inappropriate sexual behavior from Hansen to come forward and share it with them.
Ventura man arrested for sex crimes