Released: October 26, 2023 - Thursday, 01:12 PM

Sex Predator Arrested

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 10-25-2023Place of Occurrence: San Luis ObispoVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: Mark Richard Hershey, 67, Caliente, CAOn 10-25-2023, Sheriff's Detectives arrested a Caliente, CA man who had made electronic contact with someone he thought was a minor living in San Luis Obispo County.
The man had agreed to meet with the minor for sex. When the suspect arrived at the agreed upon location in San Luis Obispo, Detectives arrested him.
67-year-old Mark Hershey was arrested for sending or showing harmful material to seduce a minor, contacting a minor with the intent to commit certain felonies, and arranging a meeting with a minor for a lewd purpose.