Registered Sex Offender Accused of Trying to Meet Child for Sex in Fresno


Booking photo of Michael Andrew Alonso of Fresno. Courtesy: Fresno County sheriff’s Office


FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — A registered sex offender was arrested on Wednesday, accused of trying to meet a 13-year-old for sex.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Michael Andrew Alonso of Fresno was booked into the Fresno County Jail on felony charges of possession of child pornography, attempting to meet a child for sex, drug possession, and parole violation.

The sheriff’s office says Alonso is a registered sex offender with an extensive criminal history and was wearing a parole-issued GPS ankle monitor at the time of his arrest.

The Central Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force was alerted by the Fresno Police Department who said the teen’s parents filed a police report after finding disturbing material on their child’s cell phone.

Detectives determined Alonso had sent the teen sexually explicit material online and attempted to meet the child for sex.

Detectives contacted Alonso at his home on N. Sherman St. in Fresno and arrested him.

They also seized electronic evidence, along with marijuana, and Xanax pills

His bail is set at $55,000.

If you have additional information about Michael Alonso, please contact Sgt. Chad Stokes at (559) 600-8144, Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, or submit a cyber tip at