WILKES-BARRE — A man from the Philippines residing in Edwardsville was arrested Tuesday on charges he solicited sex from a 14-year-old boy who turned out to be an undercover agent with the state Attorney General’s office.
Renchie Rojo Cainglet, 34, of Heisz Street, was arrested when he showed up to meet the boy in a pre-arranged area at about 9:30 a.m., authorities say.
Cainglet is the second person to be arrested by state agents this week on charges they solicited sex from minors on social media.
According to a criminal complaint:
Cainglet met who he believed was a 14-year-old boy on social media and solicited sex. He was told through multiple communications he was conversing with a 14-year-old, which he acknowledged by telling the fictitious minor “I’m like double your age.”
Cainglet offered to let the fictitious minor “explore” and pledged not to “force you yet.”
Cainglet sent a message to the boy at about 9:24 a.m. Tuesday, saying he was driving a black-colored Dodge. When he arrived at a planned location to meet at 9:30 a.m., Cainglet sent another message: “I’m in the parking lot.”
Several minutes later, agents arrested Cainglet in the Dodge.
Cainglet admitted he knew he was meeting a 14-year-old boy he solicited for sex. He claimed he met approximately five other boys for sexual contact utilizing social media.
Cainglet was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Spagnuolo Jr. in Luzerne County Central Court on two counts each of unlawful contact with a minor and criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and a single count of criminal use of a communication facility. He was denied bail due to being a flight risk and not a United States citizen.
Agents say they arrested Ryan Edward Brislin, 35, of Willow Street, Wilkes-Barre, when he arrived to meet a 14-year-old girl in Wilkes-Barre for sex on Friday. Brislin solicited sex from the fictitious girl on social media, according to court records.
Brislin was released on $35,000 unsecured bail after he was arraigned by District Judge James Haggerty in Kingston on similar charges Saturday.