'Pedophile' flew 2,000 miles to have sex with a disabled girl, 14, after tricking her into paying for flight with stolen credit card
A suspected pedophile was arrested after flying almost 2,000 miles to have sex with a disabled 14-year-old girl.
Jonathan Lane was arrested as he stepped off a plane at Tampa Airport in Florida having flown from his home in Arizona.
The father of the wheelchair bound girl had tipped off police after discovering he was on his way to meet his daughter.
Police said Lane had persuaded the girl to pay for his flight using her grandmother's credit card.
After his arrest Lane allegedly admitted he knew the girl was 14-years-old and was wheelchair bound, Baynews9.com reported.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Lane sent the disabled girl photographs and messages that were lewd and sexual in nature after meeting online.
They corresponded for more than a year and Lane told the girl he wanted to fly to Florida from his home in Arizona to have sex with her.
He convinced the girl to buy his plane ticket using her grandmother's credit card.
But the girl's father discovered the email messages and tipped off police who were waiting for Lane when his plane landed after an overnight flight.
Airport police handed Lane over to detectives from Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
'The disgusting thing about this is the suspect fully knew the victim was 14 years of age,' said Hillsborough County Sheriff's Capt. Frank Baker.
'He went out of his way, apparently, to convince her to purchase a ticket so he could come here to Tampa to meet her.'
Lane, from Bullhead City,Arizona, was booked into jail and charged with traveling to meet a minor, use of a computer to solicit certain illegal acts, transmission of harmful material to a minor, and lewd or lascivious battery.