San Francisco Police Department
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
September 03, 2003
Subject: SAN FRANCISCO POLICE ARREST MARTINEZ MAN IN LEWD CONDUCT CASE
San Francisco Police Department officers from the Juvenile Division’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit and the Special Investigations Division arrested a Martinez man in a lewd conduct case September 2. Steve Ranse, 46, was arrested at a Balboa Street café where he was to meet who he believed was a 13-year-old girl, contacted through an on-line chat room. Police found incriminating sexually related evidence in Ranse’s car.
Ranse has been charged with Penal Code Section 288(a), attempted lewd conduct with a child under 14 years of age, a felony.
ICAC has a two-fold purpose of education and enforcement in the area of Internet crimes involving the exploitation of minors.
For more information, please contact:
Inspector Ken Esposto
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel. (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
Last updated: 9/14/2009 11:33:54 AM