TRF Man Charged with Facebook Solicitation 04 Oct 11

The Pennington County Attorney’s Office has charged a Thief River Falls man with a felony in alleged solicitation of a child to engage in sexual conduct through her Facebook Page.

35 year old Bobby Peralta is accused of Electronic Solicitation of a Child; a first appearance has yet to be scheduled in Pennington County District Court; although charged, Peralta has not had a chance to enter a plea in the case.

According to Pennington County Attorney, Alan Rogalla, Peralta is accused of allegedly soliciting the 13 year old after making contact through Facebook while she was using her computer this summer, from July 13th to the 19th. The investigation was initiated after Police received a call from a concerned parent.

The maximum penalty if convicted, 3 years and a $5000 fine.

  • Jackhole

    they should throw the book at this pervert! Lock him up!

  • Disturbed

    How sad it happens around here, I thought our community was safer! I agree throw the book at him!!

  • Sad…..

    This is so sad. 3 years isn’t enough for someone that could do that to a child and to think he has children of his own….. :( Very Sad.

  • cball

    Innocent until proven guilty, remember?

  • namvet

    In Thief River, you’re “guilty” until proven innocent!

  • A concerned Mom

    How can you say throw the book at him, when you don’t even know that he is guilty. What if this girl is lying and making all of this up to get attention and now this man’s name is being dragged through the mud. Last time I checked people are innocent unitl proven quilty. You should really know all the facts before you open your mouth!!

  • Disturbed

    knowing who the person is I have no doubt that its the truth and i am glad that his true colors are finally out for everyone to see.

  • Disturbed

    And.. if she was lying about it they would not have found enough evidence to charge him… But i sure dont want him around any child in my family, Do you want him to be alone with yours?

  • Jackhole

    I know the guy too, and yep I would put money on him being guilty!!

  • A concerned Mom

    You may know the guy involved. So do I and I also know the girl involved, but like I said innocent until proven guilty is how the law should work. Like you said he’s been charged, not convicted yet!

  • Disturbed

    So you would let you kids go over there, being a concerned mom, knowing what you know about him now? A 35 year old man should not have that kind of contact with a young girl, they can manipulate kids so easy. None of us never said 1 time he was guilty we said to throw the book at him, which means in my eyes when he in in court he should have the full penalty. But I also think he is guilty and I will never know the whole story, just that I will NOT want him around my kids, alone or with me, if you are a concerned mom you should think like the rest of us. Send you kids over there then, see what you get out of it!

  • Jackhole

    I’m sure somehow this will all become a “misunderstanding” and nothing will happen to him. This guy has skated thru life with absolutly no consequense’s for any of his actions in the past, why would anyone think that this will be different. If this goes unpunished we might as well put a sign up in as you pull into town saying “child predators come one come all”

  • A concerned Mom

    I am a concerned mom and no I don’t think like you! Not everyone thinks like you! Actually my daughter has been over there many times and I have talked to her and she said that he has never done anything to her or any other girl that has been over there. She happens to be friends with his daughter and all of her friends say that he has never even give them a reason to not feel safe around him. If at any point I didn’t feel safe or my daughter didn’t then she wouldn’t be going over there. You say you know him! Have you ever seen him be inappropiate with a girl or is it because he’s mexican that makes him a threat? When you say throw the book at him you have already decided that he’s guilty. 13 year old girls can be just as manipulating as 35 year old men. Especially ones that are crying for help. My daughter was also friends with this 13 year old girl and all I can think of is that she could have done this to my family. When your at someone’s home it’s very easy to access their facebook account and put things on there. I’ve done it to my kids and they’ve done it to me, but putting things like how great the other one is and so on is one thing. It’s a whole other to put inappropiate things on there.

  • Disturbed

    Yes as a matter of fact I have seen him inappropiate with other women, and heard stories of him with other women. I do not care what his race is, why would you make a racist issue? Are you the one with the problem sticking with the same race? You said you child was ALSO friends with his child , not no more must be some reason there! I also like Jackhole comment that nothing will happen to him! He has skated thru life with no consequense’s for anything he has done. Get a job, support your kids, all of them not just the ones that live with him, and grow up! I Do hope he sits in jail a long time and I do think he is guilty from everything I know of him in the past! Druging peoples drinks and sneaking around, Me being a concerned mom says lock him up and give him what he deserves. As i sure dont want him haging around town to go after my daughter or other female family members! He has nothing better to do during the days then pray on teenages while the rest of us work.

  • Siouxfan

    If the was a normal white 35 yr male would people be thinking like this. His kids are friends with my kids. The person doing the accusing has been over to my house as well. Facebook is very accessable to everyone. In fact the person doing the accusing was over at His house during the dates that the facebook messages were being sent. My daughter was there too. I have tried to have my daughter stay from this person because of what she is doing. When a 13 yr old girl goes around MIDDLE SCHOOL bragging about having had “relations” with many boys most that are in highschool since the 6th grade there are issues with this person. My daughter has also told her mom that the accuser has made fun of her and her friends for not wanting to experience having “relations”. So as a parent how am i suppose to take this. Where are her parents? There are many Middle School and High school girls who do this type of stuff just to do it. I am not saying that he is innocent or guilty, but don’t judge a book by its cover.

  • Sick……

    I find it very interesting that the “concerned mom” is more worried about the guy being accused of the issue than the 13 year old girl. I would think that a “concerned mom” would be more worried about the children. And it was “concerned mom” that brought up the race….NO ONE ELSE! All things I find very interesting. I don’t think they would have arrested him if there wasn’t some sort of evidence.

  • Race?

    If a 35 yr old white male had been accused of this….I would still think the same thing…. Any man that can do anything to children I think the same thing!!!! PIG! The article and most comments on here have nothing to do with race, I don’t understand the people defending him are the only ones bringing up the race card. GET OVER IT!!!! He is still accused of doing something to a CHILD!!! It doesn’t matter what his race is!

  • Siouxfan

    the only evidence they need is the facebook post.

  • jellodirt

    It’s hard enough to raise kids without guys like this running around. It’s shameful that he would do this to such a young girl and it’s as bad that he would put his family through this. This town is full to the top with preditors that creep around on young girls I hope the courts start taking it a little more seriously.

  • Taylorcheeks

    This is to all the people who are passing Judgement….. I know who this person is and there is absolutely No way he has the capability of being involved in anything like that. The ones who state that you wouldn’t put it passed him,,, I will bet anything you are the people that do not like him to begin with and knowing that be the case you all would be the first to want to see him go down. So put your personal feelings aside and have a little compassion that there is a 13 yr old girl that for what ever malicious reason she has, a lie like that could ruin a persons life forever All over a promiscuous 13yr old who probably has a crush and felt rejected when confronted!

  • Disturbed

    It really sure is funny how everyone can sit and blame a 13 year old child for being wrong. I do know this person, have hung with this person in the past and have no problem with this person from my own point of view, BUT I am aware what he is capable of and has done in the past. I am not against him because of his race, religion or any other factor you guys may be able to come up with, I know how he is as a person and I do not put him past this one bit to do something like this. How can you all sit and place the blame on a child, maybe she is wrong maybe she is not but she is a child, he is the adult, so either way its sick to know that if this could and did happen HE is still the adult. I do not know who the child is in this matter. If this was a 35 yr old WHITE male dam right i would be thinking the same way. Seems to me that all the people above want to push racist again the people who are against him, that has nothing to do with it. He is a lazy man, who cheats and runs around and cant be a man and pay for his mistakes he had made. And knowing him I from out and about in town and other things I have heard and seen 1st hand. Time will tell but if there was nothing “wrong” he would have not got charged in the first place, so in my eyes ( judgemental or not) there is a reason the charges were filed. It will all come out in time who is right and who is wrong but being an adult i still thinks its crazy you can sit and blame a child over an adult in this matter! Karma does work and will come around to who is wrong one day some how!

  • Proof…..

    He would not have been arrested if there was not proof…..

  • Proof…..

    They wouldn’t have arrested him without evidence…… You can never really know a person.

  • jellodirt

    Hang in there, there are people out there that still think the President is doing a good job too.

  • Wondering

    What is going on with this case???

  • disturbed

    LOL jellodirt!! not sure i have not heard to much gong around but I am sure it will take a while before it hits the news again.. time to plea and all that fun stuff.

  • Anonymous

    UPDATE!! As of Tuesday Feb 14th Bobby pled GUILTY. Sentencing is April 23rd. Now A Concerned Mom can continue to be ignorant and TaylorCheeks your “absolutely no way capable” claim just goes to show you know nothing about this pervert. Nice attempt trying to save face for this Bozo you two.

    With that being said I highly doubt he gets anything for a sentence. Simpily because Jackhole pegged it right on the head. -”This guy has skated thru life with absolutely no consequense’s for any of his actions in the past, why would anyone think that this will be different.”

    If anyone wants to question the guiltiness feel free to phone the court administrator @ 683-7023.

  • Big T

    I guess your thoughts were all wrong. He admitted to the Facebook conversations (but of course that was just talk, he never intended to act.) He also admitted to talking to her about weed, but again never intended to giver her any. How comfortable are you know, with him admitting his guilt, to having your children at Mr. Peralta’s house.

  • Big T

    I guess your thoughts were all wrong. He admitted to the Facebook conversations (but of course that was just talk, he never intended to act.) He also admitted to talking to her about weed, but again never intended to giver her any. Never say never….. Mr. Peralta just proved you wrong with his own admissions.