A 57-year-old Fullerton man suspected of attempting to lure a teen for sex was arrested Wednesday.

Police were called just before 5 p.m. Monday to the 1800 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue, near Brookhurst Road, regarding a man contacting a 14-year-old to engage in sex acts and sending the victim lewd photographs, police said.

Police said they lacked enough evidence to take John Gradney into custody then, but were able to get enough evidence to arrest him Wednesday, police said.

Gradney was booked on suspicion of contacting with a minor with the intent to have sex and sending harmful matter to seduce a minor. He was being held in Fullerton’s jail on $100,000 bail, police said.

Anyone with information helpful to investigators regarding Gradney was asked to call Detective Eric Garcia at 714-738-6759. Orange County Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous tips at 855-TIP-OCCS.

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