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Peoria police arrest man accused of child sex crimes while posing as tutor

Nathaniel Adam Fredricksen (Peoria Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX — The Peoria Police Department announced Friday a man was arrested after he allegedly committed multiple child sex crimes while posing as a tutor.

Authorities announced in a press release Friday Nathaniel Adam Fredricksen, 34, was charged with child molestation, sexual exploitation of a minor, sexual conduct with a minor and furnishing harmful items to minors.

Police arrested Fredricksen at a hotel in the 7300 block of W. Bell Road on Thursday. A search warrant was served at his room, with authorities discovering “hundreds of videos and images of child exploitation.”

The investigation into Fredricksen began last Thursday after a parent contacted police with knowledge that Fredricksen showed their children inappropriate videos involving minors and asked if they wanted to partake, according to authorities.

Upon further investigation, authorities found out Fredricksen was advertising as a private tutor throughout the Valley.

Several victims have been identified in videos and images, police said.

Fredricksen was processed at the Peoria Police Department and was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail, officials said.

Those with any information regarding this case or any additional victims involved are encouraged to contact Peoria Police at 623-773-7045 or online.

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