Police Believe There Are Additional Victims in Underage Sex Case

Investigators believe there may be more victims of Cypress man accused of creating fake social media accounts to lure girls

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    Police are looking for possible additional victims of a 45-year-old IT specialist who allegedly created fake social media accounts pretending to be a teenage boy as a ploy to lure teenage girls.

    Prosecutors say Michael Theodore Mordaunt, of Cypress, created accounts on MySpace and Facebook using a photo of a teenage boy surfing and used them to contact underage girls with the intent to commit lewd acts.

    Mordaunt has been charged with 24 felony counts related to allegedly contacting young girls and having sexually explicit conversations with them, requesting and receiving sexually explicit images of the girls and engaging in lewd acts on multiple occasions with multiple girls.

    Mordaunt was arrested July 17, and was released after posting $300,000 bail. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in a Westminster courtroom.

    Investigators believe there may be more victims, and are asking anyone with information to contact the joint task force that has been investigating the case.

    Anyone with information is asked to call DA investigator Paul Carvo with the Orange County District Attorney’s office at 714-347-8794.

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