Investigators are looking for possible additional victims after a Sacramento County man was arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography, the third time he has been arrested in the Capital Region on criminal charges involving minors in the last six years. .
Aleksandr Antolyevi Rudenko, 28, of Antelope, is a registered sex offender who was arrested earlier this week by sheriff’s deputies on charges of possessing materials depicting sexual conduct involving a child.
Rudenko, who remains in custody at the Sacramento County Jail, appeared for his arraignment Friday afternoon in Sacramento Superior Court. He is scheduled to return to court on July 17.
When he was re-arrested Wednesday, Rudenko was out on bond awaiting prosecution in a sexual assault case in Sacramento County. Court records show that the judge ordered a mental health evaluation in that case, but the case has continued.
As part of their ongoing investigation, detectives assigned to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force determined that Rudenko was in possession of “child sexual abuse material,” sheriff’s officials said in a news release.
Rudenko has been known to frequent parks and movie theaters, and uses social networking sites to meet with minors, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
In May 2018, the The Roseville Police Department arrested Rudenko on suspicion of arranging a meeting with a minor with the intent to commit lascivious and lascivious acts. Police said at the time that investigators received information alleging that Rudenko, who was 22 at the time, had made inappropriate advances on minors.
Undercover officers in a police sting operation posed as a 13-year-old girl and contacted Rudenko online. Police said Rudenko arrived in Roseville on May 4, 2019, intending to engage in sexual activity with the girl, but he was arrested instead.
Rudenko pleaded no contest to the charge of contacting a minor with the intent to commit a specific sex crime, according to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office. On May 9, 2019, he was sentenced to 364 days in the Placer County Jail and ordered to serve four years of probation.
As part of his sentence, the court ordered Rudenko to register with authorities as a sex offender and submit to related searches. In July 2019, the court granted a motion to transfer jurisdiction of the case from her to Sacramento County.
In August 2022, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Rudenko on suspicion of sexually assaulting two teenagers13 and 17 years old. One day after his arrest last year, Rudenko was released from the Sacramento County Jail after posting $135,000 bail.
Investigators asked anyone who may have been a potential victim of Rudenko in the past to call the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office at 916-874-5115.