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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-267

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 16, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Arizona Man Travels To Tampa To Meet Juvenile

    He is arrested at the airport.
    • Sunday
    • July 1, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Arrested:
     


    Jonathan David Lane
    DOB: 10/20/1978
    1627 Mohave Drive #1316
    Bullhead City, AZ

    Charges:

    • 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

    Victim:

    • 14 year old female

    Details:
     

    From approximately June 2011 through July 2012, at an undisclosed location within Hillsborough County, the victim received numerous messages via computer and cell phone from Jonathan Lane’s cell phone and laptop computer containing lewd and lascivious language. The suspect, Jonathan Lane sent lewd pictures of himself to the victim’s computer which the victim had knowledge of and did view.

    On July 15, 2012, Lane traveled from Arizona to Tampa to meet with the victim by using tickets that were purchased by the victim using her grandmother’s credit card. Lane left Arizona and traveled to Tampa with the intention of engaging in sexual activity with the victim. Lane communicated his plans of travel and his plans of sexual activity to the victim via yahoo messenger on his laptop.

    The victim’s father intercepted email messages from Lane to the victim and contacted TIA police. TIA police detained the suspect and contacted HCSO detectives.

    Lane had full knowledge of the victim’s age (14) and her physical condition. The victim is confined to a wheelchair. Lane was arrested at 5:35 a.m. on July 16, 2012. During the interview with detectives, Lane admitted to the offenses.
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