CBS News- An American Airlines employee from Texas has been arrested in Pennsylvania as part of a child sex sting.
Ray Howland, 55, of Arlington, was arrested Friday in Moon Township and charged with attempting to set up a sexual encounter with a mother and her 10-year-old daughter, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in a news release Monday
According to Kane, the "mother" and "daughter" were actually an undercover agent.
According to a criminal complaint, Howland was allegedly "looking for a family or a couple of girls" to engage in sexual relations while on a business trip to Pennsylvania.
Authorities allege Howland attempted to set up a meeting with the mother and her 10-year-old daughter for the purpose of engaging in sex with the child. He allegedly detailed his intentions though e-mail and text messages.
Things more believable than a mother agreeing to bringing her 10 year old daughter to engage in a sexual encounter with a 55 year old man:
- A big, old, giant, bearded fat man that has been narrowly avoiding diabetes for centuries traveling around the world delivering gifts to every household in one night.
- An enormous fucking bunny bringing chocolate to all the kids right before Easter morning, yet managing not to scare the shit out of any of them despite being A GIANT FUCKING BUNNY.
- A fairy flying around with more singles in her purse than a fucking stripper looking to collect old teeth like she's got some weird fetish that's straight out of an episode of Criminal Minds.
Bottom line? Kids are dumb, but I am honestly starting to think that pedophiles are dumber. Do child molesters lack the capability to realize when things are too good to be true? You know when you get a random 'promotional' e-mail saying that you won a free vacation to the Bahamas and all you have to do is enter your credit card information to receive your prize? Most logical people delete that e-mail because things like that are too good to be true. Texting a stranger about messing around with their vastly underaged daughter is the predatory equivalent of giving away your credit card number. This guy is just as guilty of being an oblivious moron as he is of being a disgusting human being.
I thought we cleared this up when Chris Hanson was busting every halfwitted moron that showed to a 13 year girl's house with rope, handcuffs, and condoms after her parents left her home 'alone'. I guess kiddie touchers have a selective memory? Either that or they were turned off by the show's premise. Understandable I guess. Though, if I was a murderer I would probably watch every murder mystery show on television just to avoid stupid ways of getting caught. It's not even like this was that elaborate of a ruse. Pretty standard bust if you ask me. Some random 'mother' just texting a complete stranger asking him to diddle her daughter without any money changing hands? Hmm, that seems pretty legit. What could go wrong when you are scouring the internet for pre-pubescent children? Why would anyone claim to be someone other then who they actually are online?
There has to be some correlation with a pedophile's inability to notice obvious clues and their victim's inability to do so as well. Maybe these old, creepy bastards prey on those younger than them because they are the only people they can relate to. Their brains are equally developed. I bet I could convince this 55 year old bastard that Santa was real if you gave me a bottle of scotch and a couple of hours. Why not? If you believe that parents search for ways to exploit their children sexually via text and email then you'll believe anything.