Two men were arrested for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a minor, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Frank Geraci, 56, of Los Angeles and Jose Rosales-Becerra, 33, of Hacienda Heights were charged with having relationships with the same male victim.
The investigation began in April, when deputies were notified of sexual acts which allegedly occurred in Rancho Cucamonga and conducted an extensive interview with the 17-year-old victim.
Detectives learned the victim met Geraci over three years ago when the victim was 14 years of age. The two allegedly began a sexual relationship with one another, which continued over the next three years. Geraci allegedly engaged in oral sex and sodomy with the victim multiple times in Rancho Cucamonga and at Geraci’s residence in Los Angeles.
Geraci allegedly provided the victim with lavish gifts and money in an attempt to lure the victim into performing continuous sexual acts.
On April 25, Geraci communicated with the victim and agreed to meet him at a pre-designated location in Rancho Cucamonga for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts. Detectives were at that location waiting and Geraci was taken into custody without incident. Evidence was recovered from the vehicle, corroborating the purpose of the meeting, the Sheriff's Department said.
Detectives responded to Geraci’s home in Los Angeles and executed a search warrant at his residence. Detectives seized additional evidence corroborating the allegations. He was arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center on various charges.
----- IN ADDITION, the victim also engaged in another relationship with Rosales-Becerra, whom he met through a social media app about one year ago, the Sheriff's Department said. Becerra and the victim allegedly engaged in various sexual acts multiple times with one another, which included oral copulation and sodomy.
On April 26, deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department’s Multiple Enforcement Team located Rosales-Becerra in Hacienda Heights. He was arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center on various charges.
The case was presented to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office in Rancho Cucamonga on April 29. The district attorney filed 10 felony counts against Geraci and four felony counts against Rosales-Becerra.
Both suspects were arraigned in Superior Court on April 30. Rosales-Becerra is currently being held in custody at the High Desert Detention Center in lieu of $1 million bail. Geraci was released from custody on May 1 after posting a bail bond.
Both suspects are scheduled to be in Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on May 8 for a pre-preliminary hearing.
Based on the details of the investigation, it is believed there may be additional minor victims who have engaged in sexual acts with Geraci and/or Rosales-Becerra, the Sheriff's Department said.
Persons who have any further information regarding this case, these suspects and/or additional victims are urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Detective Division at (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information at www.wetip.com.