A man with a previous conviction involving a sex crime with a minor has been accused of walking 351 miles in an alleged attempt to fornicate with a teenager that he reportedly believed was 14-years-old.
On October 1, a man made contact with someone on Facebook using the name “Kylee” with the profile information of a 14-year-old girl. The girl was listed as a resident of Neenah, Wisconsin.
A Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputy with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was operating the account associated with Kylee’s profile in an attempt to try to find people with the intention of making inappropriate contact with underage internet users.
It was reported that the man texting the teenager’s account, who reportedly said he just relocated to Whitestown, Indiana, from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, began to interact with Kylee in a sexual manner.
According to a transcript from one of the alleged exchanges that took place between the two Facebook accounts, Kylee was recorded as inquiring, “do you care I’m 14 and drink?” The person allegedly said that it was not a problem.
The man allegedly asked that Kylee send him sexually explicit pictures of herself, in addition to requesting that she pay him a visit at his home in Whitestown.
Kylee denied the man’s request, which reportedly inspired him to walk an over 300-mile journey with the purported intent of engaging in sexual intercourse with the young woman upon his arrival.
The suspect reportedly kept in touch with the teen by uploading images of himself, and some landmarks he passed during his travels.
In another chat transcript of an alleged chat between the man and Kylee, he asked the girl if she would like to have intercourse with him and the agent posing as the teen affirmed that the girl was interested.
On October 10, when the man, identified as 32-year-old Tommy Lee Jenkins, was met by the authorities instead of a teenage girl, he was taken into custody.
Jenkins was charged for suspicion of using a computer to attempt to persuade, induce, or entice a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity.
According to the mandatory minimum law in Wisconsin, if he is convicted of the charge Jenkins will face between 10-years to life incarcerated.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a sex crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.