San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies announced a child porn arrest linked to a man recently accused of soliciting a sex act from a teen in a public library.
Sean O’Farrell, 40, was in custody in Vista Jail, accused of possessing video evidence of minors in a state of undress, naked, performing sexual acts. The average age of the victims was estimated to be 14 to 17 years old.
Deputies served a search warrant at the Solana Beach home of O'Farrell's parents.
They announced the allegations Thursday because they believe there may be other victims.
O'Farrell was accused last week of offering to pay a 15-year-old boy for a sex act according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department. Deputies say the two met in the second floor bathroom of the Rancho Cucamonga Library at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18.
O’Farrell asked the teenager for his age and was told he was 15, deputies said. That’s when O’Farrell started asking sexual questions and allegedly offered to pay for a sex act, officials said.
Deputies say the teenager refused and walked away. However, the teen noticed O’Farrell allegedly following him around the library and notified a staff member. The library employee called the sheriff’s department.
After confronting O’Farrell, investigators say they found library cards from different locations.
NBC 7 reached out to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department to ask if there were any previous incidents involving O'Farrell in our community.
A spokesperson for the department confirmed deputies did contact O'Farrell in 2010 and 2013 when people at the Solana Beach Library reported a man frequently going to the restroom.
Those at the library believed O'Farrell was acting suspiciously, the sheriff's department says, but no arrest was made because there was no evidence that any criminal activity had occurred.
On Thursday, deputies said O'Farrell had also frequented Carmel Valley Library.
The defendant has been identified by deputies as a resident of both Rancho Cucamonga and Solana Beach.