Bryan Rosenthal, 45, was arrested as part of an undercover operation on Tuesday. He showed up to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex and instead encountered police officers
The president of a charity for children in California has been arrested trying to find a 14-year-old girl to have sex.
Bryan Rosenthal, 45, was arrested on Tuesday in Vallejo after appearing at the meeting where he was confronted by police officers.
He had arranged with an undercover agent, who he believed was a 14-year-old girl, to meet for sex.
Rosenthal, who is the president of the Cann-I-Dream Foundation, is accused of having similar contact with other children.
Cann-I-Dream was founded in 2014. Its vague mission statement is "to make a better life for our children, creating a world full of abundance, love and hope for our future".
The company had removed its website and social networking pages for Thursday.
According to the police, Rosenthal had sent the girl photographs and explicit text messages before her planned meeting.
When the police seized his phone, they found similar conversations with other children.
Anyone who fears that their child has been exposed to him is urged to contact the Special Victims Unit of the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 558-9225.
Rosenthal is the president of the Cann-I-Dream Foundation, which seeks to "make a better life for our children." He is not believed to be married and it is not clear if he has children of his own
Rosenthal, who is not believed to be married, was jailed on several charges, including arranging a meeting with a minor for sexual contact, going to a meeting with a minor to have sexual contact, sending harmful material to a minor , communicate with a minor. minor for the purpose of engaging in lascivious and lascivious behavior, possession of child pornography and production of child pornography.
Cann-I-Dream was founded in 2014 and, in a description on its LinkedIn page, it says it is dedicated to "ethical fundraising."
Its intended beneficiaries are community outreach programs, food banks, stopping campaigns against urban blight, providing school supplies and other essential items for life, as well as education and donations to global programs and hospitals for children.
In addition to running the charity, Rosenthal names himself as the CEO of a cannabis product testing lab called Levi Laboratories.