Seminary Student Seeking Sex With Infants Busted At San Diego Airport
Joel A. Wright, a seminary student and resident of Columbus, was charged with two felony counts: crossing state lines with the intention to engage in a sexual act with a minor, and attempting to travel “in interstate and foreign commerce” for the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual conduct with another person, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California.
The suspect believed he was still communicating with a Mexico-based male tour guide whom he had met after placing an ad on Craigslist, the news release said. During the email conversations with the ICE investigator, “Wright allegedly stated that he wanted to travel to Tijuana to adopt or own a child under 3 years old and have intercourse with the child,” the statement said.
The suspect later booked a flight from Ohio and made arrangements to meet the friend of a tour guide at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field, according to prosecutors. Wright allegedly planned to travel across the border with the tour guide to a Tijuana hotel, where he would meet the female infants, the news release said.
The investigation was conducted as part of ICE’s Operation Predator, launched in 2003 and described by the agency as “an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators.” Since the operation’s inception, federal investigators have arrested more than 12,000 individuals for crimes against children, “including the production and distribution of online child pornography, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking of children,” the statement said.
People really ain’t isht!!!! Throw this monster under the jail for life!
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