A married father of two was arrested on Saturday after he traveled to Orlando, Florida, to have sex a girl whom he thought was nine years-old.
Daily Mail reported that Mark Andrew Nichols, 64, travelled over 1,000 miles from his Austin, Texas home to meet the little girl. However, when he arrived, police were waiting for him and immediately took him into custody.
Unbeknownst to Nichols, the entire thing was a sting operation set up by undercover sex crime detectives who created a fake advert on a website to which the pervert responded. One detective posed as a father and mother as well of the nine year-old online.
The arrest report stated that the ad talked about meeting “experienced parents to learn new things from raising little ones.” It was deliberately vague to encourage potential predators to take the bait.
After responding to the ad, Nichols sent numerous emails and texts to the undercover detective. He went on to explicitly describe sex acts that he planned to perform with the child.
Nichols told the detective in their correspondence that he was “fascinated” with incest and it was an “extreme turn on” for him. He then went into details about what he wanted to do to the child.
“I would like to visit you all. I am interested in having sex with the child and the child’s mother. I am bi so I am open to some bi play with you if you are interested. If you are not, that is fine. I would maybe like to watch you have sex with the child. Be there. Touch and re-assure her. Then have sex with her myself. Would the child want to watch me with mom?” Nichols wrote.
The fake parents responded by asking Nichols if he had a daughter or had ever done any of the things he described to his own children. He replied that he “enjoyed bath time” with his own daughter, but “back then, I would just never do anything.”
Nichols is currently in jail after being charged with attempted sexual battery of a child younger than 12, attempted lewd or lascivious conduct, solicitation of a minor via computer, obscene communication and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.
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