A Canadian man accused of possessing child pornography and arranging to have sex with a minor was arrested in San Diego Tuesday, officials confirmed.
According to detectives from San Mateo, Calif., and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, suspect Adam Ouellette, 26, of Calgary, Alberta, had been speaking with a 16-year-old San Mateo girl online and was allegedly planning on meeting the minor for sex.
In an effort to further investigate Oullette, San Mateo detectives began posing undercover as the teenage girl online.
At that point, investigators say Oullette arranged to fly from Canada into the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on Mar. 19 to meet whom he thought was the underage girl for sex.
San Mateo detectives, assisted by the Calgary Police Service and the Southern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation Team, kept surveillance on Oullette as he boarded the airplane in Calgary.
When he arrived at SFO, Oullette was arrested by officials. He was booked into San Mateo County Jail on charges of statutory rape and arranging to have sex with a minor, officials said, but he ultimately bailed out of jail.
In a follow-up investigation into the suspect, detectives discovered child pornography on an electronic device belonging to Oullette. Detectives then obtained and additional arrest warrant for him for possession of child porn.
With help from the San Diego Police Department, officials located Oullette at a relative’s house in San Diego. He was arrested at the home in Mission Valley on Tuesday evening.