A registered sex offender accused of luring boys to motel rooms in El Sereno, where he allegedly molested them and photographed them nude, has been arrested, Los Angeles police said Wednesday.
Alexander Trestrail, 27, of El Sereno, was arrested March 23 after the mother of a 14-year-old runaway he allegedly befriended tracked him down at a Super 8 Motel and called police. The teenager did not report any abuse by Trestrail, authorities said.
But while Trestrail was in police custody, authorities received a complaint from a 12-year-old boy, who said Trestrail had engaged in sexual acts with him in previous weeks, said Det. Ernest Munoz of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division.
The 12-year-old and his father were unaware that Trestrail was in custody. "It just happened that he told his dad" around the time of the arrest, Munoz said.