Arizona man seized at airport, planned sexual activity with disabled Tampa teen | Crime
Tampa, Florida-- Tampa International Airport officers seized 33-year-old Jonathan Lane of Arizona at the airport today, after a Tampa father reported Lane's intentions to engage in sexual activity with his 14-year-old, disabled daughter.
Deputies say Lane sent the 14-year-old victim numerous messages via computer and cell phone with lewd and lascivious language and photos.
Today, Lane traveled from Arizona to Tampa, authorities say, to meet with the victim by using tickets purchased by the girl, who used her grandmother's credit card.
Deputies say Lane messaged the teen over Yahoo Messenger and said he intended to engage in sexual activity with her upon his arrival to Tampa.
The victim's father intercepted the email messages and contacted Tampa International Airport police. Airport police detained Lane, and contacted Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives.
Reports indicate that Lane admitted to the offense. They say he had full knowledge that the victim is 14, and that she is confined to a wheelchair.
Lane has been charged with the following:
- Traveling to Meet A Minor
- Use of a Computer to Solicit Certain Illegal Acts
- Transmission of Harmful Material to a Minor
- Lewd or Lascivious Battery