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Moreno Valley man accused of molest, rape

Roshawn Davis, 20, of Moreno Valley was arrested on suspicion of attempted child molestation and statutory rape Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

April 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 20-year-old Moreno Valley man has been arrested for allegedly molesting two children and trying to arrange meetings with other underage girls.

Roshawn Davis was arrested at his Saddlebrook Lane home Tuesday. He is facing 16 counts of suspicion of attempted child molestation and one count of statutory rape.

In February, a sheriff's deputy was alerted that sexually explicit pictures of middle school-age girls were being posted to a social media website.

Investigators then found several of the victims, who allegedly were lured through the website and assaulted by the suspect.

Davis is being held on $2 million bail. He could be sentenced to life in prison.

News of the case was withheld until Saturday.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information was urged to contact the sheriff's Moreno Valley station at (951) 486-6823.

CNS contibuted to this report.