A Vallejo man who runs a charity for children was arrested in San Francisco for attempting to have sex with a 14-year-old girl, multiple news agencies are reporting.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Bryan Rosenthal, 45, was arrested by police on Tuesday after trying to meet with the girl. He allegedly had additional "sexually explicit" conversations with other teenagers saved on his cell phone, the newspaper reported.
Reached by phone Thursday night, Rosenthal said he had "no comment" when the Times-Herald asked about his arrest and the charges against him.
Rosenthal is facing several charges, including possession of child pornography, use of a minor to perform an obscene act, arranging to meet with a child for lewd purposes, and distribution of harmful matter to a minor.
The Chronicle further reported that authorities with the San Francisco Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children unit began investigating Rosenthal in early September.
Rosenthal founded the Cann-I-Dream Foundation in 2014, a nonprofit designed to raise money to help children, and fund additional community programs in Vallejo and the Bay Area.
Much of the funding is solicited from the city's cannabis dispensaries.
Anyone who has information about the case, and/or who believes he or she may have been a victim or had suspicious contact with Rosenthal, can call the San Francisco Police Department Special Victims Unit at (415) 558-9225. Callers may remain anonymous.