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O.C. man booked on suspicion of having sex with underage girl

November 24, 2010 |  4:41 pm

Sam Robertson A 41-year-old Newport Beach man has been booked on suspicion of having sex with an underage girl, authorities said Wednesday.

Sam Robertson was arrested Tuesday night by investigators who had staked out a park in Ladera Ranch, where Robertson was allegedly planning to meet the girl, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said.

Authorities declined to release the girl's age but said she was younger than 13.

Investigators were alerted after the girl's mother discovered that Robertson had allegedly exchanged text messages with her daughter, said Lt. Jerry Carlsen.

He said Robertson was booked on suspicion of multiple counts of having sexual relations with a minor. Robertson was jailed while investigators continue their probe, Carlsen said.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Sam Robertson. Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department