Police have arrested a man in connection with a sexual assault case out of Buckeye.
Police said Albert Pena Ramirez II, 21, faces charges of sexual assault and luring a minor.
The arrest is a result of a three-month investigation by detectives of the Buckeye Police Department’s Special Victims Unit.
In April, a victim came forward claiming she agreed to meet the defendant for sex after connecting on a dating site. During their activities, the victim discovered the man was video recording the acts on his cell phone, police said.
When she tried to leave, the victim told investigators the man pulled her back into his vehicle and forced himself on her.
A series of search warrants revealed a number of other victims, police said.
Evidence shows the defendant offered money to a minor in exchange for sex, police said. The man also demanded sex from another victim by threatening to share nude photos he had taken of her without her permission, police said.
Information also indicates the defendant forced another victim to have sex with him after intimidating her with a loaded gun, police said.
Detectives also found a number of unidentified minors the defendant was soliciting for sex.
According to court documents, the defendant was jailed in lieu of $150,000 bond.
The investigation remains ongoing.