West Friendship Man Charged In Frederick County For Sexual Solicitation Of A Minor

He was apprehended on Tuesday.

Scott Paul Locastro (Photo from Frederick County Sheriff’s Office)

Frederick, Md (KM) A West Friendship man was arrested on Tuesday in Frederick County for eight counts of sexual solicitation of a minor, and two counts of the sale of obscene materials to minors. Scott Paul Locastro, 50, was taken to the Adult Detention Center where he’s being held without bond.

The Sheriff’s Office says a detective posing on line as a 13-year-old girl was contacted by Locastro through a cellular messaging application. The detective told Locastro numerous times that he was speaking with a 13-year-old girl, but he continued to engage in sexual conversations, and soliciting sex acts. He also said he would   be traveling  to Frederick to engage in sexual acts with the juvenile.

Locastro drove to an agreed-upon location in Frederick County where he was arrested without incident.

The Sheriff’s Office says  this operation was part of the  tasks  Internet Crimes Against Children Section. Its duty is to conduct on line undercover investigations regarding the solicitation  of minors through mobile applications, website, and various other means  of technology.

“This arrest is another win for the juveniles who are preyed upon by sexual predators like Locastro,”: says Sgt. Rob Deckhut, the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section Commander, in a statement.
“Our goal is to take as many of these predators off the  streets of Frederick County and protect our youth to the fullest extent possible.”

By Kevin McManus