Cellphone picture leads to arrest in sex solicitation of teen
Posted March 13
Updated March 31
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police arrested a Wake Forest man Thursday night in connection with a case where a teenager took a picture of a man who allegedly solicited sex from him.
Gennaro Salvatore Anastasio, 69, of 1117 Front Gate Lane, was charged with one count of indecent liberties with a minor.
The 13-year-old boy, who just got off a school bus, was walking home on the 900 block of Wake Towne Drive on Feb. 21 when a man drove up to him and asked for sex.
The boy refused the request, investigators said, and the man drove away in a tan or silver sedan.
But not before the teen used his cellphone to take a picture of him.
Thursday's arrest came two days after investigators released the picture to the public.
Anastasio was released on a $50,000 bond and he has a court appearance Friday morning.