Teen tries to catch man for soliciting girls, ends up getting kidnapped

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. (WTHR) — A California man has been arrested for kidnapping a 17-year-old girl.

According to NBC News, police say it happened while the girl and her friends were trying to set up a sting to expose the man for soliciting underage girls for sex.

The group had been messaging the man on social media and agreed to meet him at a Starbucks.

Police say the man who arrived, Robert Dreyfus, 32, convinced the 17-year-old to get into his car to talk and then drove off.

The girl was able to message her friends and they called police.

Officers were able to call Dreyfus on his cell phone and convince him to let the girl go.

He was arrested a short time later.

Dreyfus is facing charges of kidnapping, sending harmful matter to a minor and communication with a minor for specific offenses.

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