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California man drove to Vernal for sex with '12-year-old,' police say

By Geoff Liesik, Deseret News

Published: Mon, July 21 6:20 p.m. MDT

 Cameron Call, 34, of Loomis, California, was arrested Monday, July 21, 2014, just west of Vernal where he was expecting to meet a 12-year-old girl for sex, according to police. The \

Cameron Call, 34, of Loomis, California, was arrested Monday, July 21, 2014, just west of Vernal where he was expecting to meet a 12-year-old girl for sex, according to police. The "girl" was an undercover detective assigned to the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, investigators said.

(Uintah County Jail)

VERNAL — A California man drove nearly 800 miles to meet a 12-year-old girl for sex, according to Vernal police.

The "girl" was actually an undercover detective assigned to the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, according to Assistant Vernal Police Chief Keith Campbell.

Cameron Call, 34, made contact with the Vernal police detective over the Internet in April, believing he was talking with a 12-year-old girl, Campbell said.

"Over the course of several months, Call had many communications of a sexually explicit nature with the undercover officer," the assistant chief said. "These communications included sending sexually explicit material over the Internet and arranging to meet the 12-year-old in Vernal for sexual activity."

Call, who is from Loomis, California, was arrested at gunpoint Monday during a traffic stop on U.S. 40 just west of Vernal. Officers decided not to let him reach the prearranged meeting place "for public safety reasons," Campbell said.

Officers booked Call into the Uintah County Jail for investigation of enticing a minor over the Internet and distribution of pornography. An 8th District judge has ordered that he be held without bail.

— Geoff Liesik

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1. trekker
Salt Lake, UT,
July 22, 2014

I am glad he is arrested. We need to protect our children from these sick people.

2. Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA,
July 22, 2014

Ah yes, internet chat rooms. Where the men are men, the women are men, and the children are undercover cops.

3. sg
newhall, CA,
July 22, 2014

Can we say entrapment anyone?

4. duane_n_va
Vernal, UT,
July 22, 2014

Entrapment. If a person is looking for a way to excuse this attempt to molest a little girl, then 'entrapment' would be a slick way to get there. In the real world, where our children are being preyed upon by sick perverts, we all know that if the internet detective had not intercepted this predator a little girl would've had her life change today. If we are willing as a society to make our children more vulnerable to molestation with slippery legal maneuvers, we will certainly make more of our children victims of this sick behavior.

5. LUVNorthOgden
Ogden, UT,
July 22, 2014

In criminal law, entrapment is a practice whereby a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit a criminal offense that the person would have otherwise been unlikely to commit. The subject entered the chat room and "made contact" albeit unknowingly with the officer. He then traveled 800 miles from CA (an area where I am confident he could have a legal relationship with hundreds of Placer County women)to have an illegal relationship with a 12 year old. Unless the officer persued the subject relentlessly and paid for his travel expenses to Vernal an entrapment defense likely won't stand.