Authorities say that Christopher Bradley Nutt of Escondido, California, was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a minor and several other related charges.
24-year-old Nutt had recently moved to the city from San Dimas, and authorities say he was arrestedin the bedroom of a house of Nightingale Place near East Lincoln Avenue.
According to police, Nutt was charged with five incidents of intercourse with a minor, one incident of sodomy with a child younger than 14, four incidents of lewd acts with a child younger than 13, four incidents of oral copulation of a child younger than 14, five incidents of possession of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child, reports the Daily Mail.
He is currently being held in San Diego County Jail with bail set at almost $1.2 million.
The 12-year-old girl’s mother had notified police in Escondido on Sunday that her daughter had disappeared.
Police began a search and contacted the 12-year-old girl’s friends and checked her cell phone. During their investigation, they discovered that she met Nutt through an online social network, Skout, and thought the girl might be with him, reports the Daily Mail.
Police found the 12-year-old girl in the bedroom with Nutt and returned her to her parents.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information should contact the Escondido Police at 760-839-4758 or, to make an unidentified call on the department’s “Anonymous Tip Line” at (760) 743-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can also do so via the web at www.escondido.org/police