February 24, 2024

DUBLIN — A Hayward man has been arrested and charged after allegedly arranging a sexual meetup with a cop who’d been posing as a 13-year-old boy on-line.

Ralphjoab Lucasia, 31, was charged with a single felony rely of arranging to fulfill a minor for sexual functions. He has since been launched from jail after posting $50,000 bail, court docket information present.

Police say an undercover Dublin police officer created a relationship software profile of a 13-year-old boy, and that Lucasia reached out to him with the immediate, “Hey bro.” Sarcastically, Lucasia allegedly despatched this message only a half-mile from the Dublin police station, the place the undercover officer was working.