A Palm Springs man was charged Thursday with trying to arrange a sexual liaison with a 13-year-old-girl he met online, but the girl was actually an undercover investigator.

Roy Phillip Basquez, 27, was arrested July 9 in Indio after allegedly attempting to meet the girl, who turned out to be an investigator with the Riverside County Child Exploitation Team, according to District Attorney’s Office spokesman John Hall.

Basquez, who is free on bail, was charged with one felony count each of attempting to commit lewd acts on a child under 14 and communicating with a minor with intent to commit the specified offense.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 4 at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.

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