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Man awaiting trial sex crimes arrested again for alleged sex with a minor

A Rohnert Park man awaiting trial on pimping and underage sex charges was arrested again Thursday by Santa Rosa police on suspicion of having sex with a minor.

Laiken James, 21, was initially arrested Nov. 28 on suspicion of sex with a minor, oral copulation with a minor and pimping, police said. On Dec. 8 he was released on specific conditions, including refraining from using social media or having any contact with minors.

A Santa Rosa police detective was tipped off about James’ alleged involvement with a runaway minor April 4, police said. The detective discovered evidence of the relationship after obtaining warrants to search James’ social media accounts and mobile phone.

James was booked in Sonoma County Jail on two counts of unlawful sex with a minor with bail set at $200,000, police said.

You can reach Staff Writer Nick Rahaim at 707-521-5203 or nick.rahaim@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @nrahaim.

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