An Arizona man is accused of soliciting a 13-year-old Winter Haven girl with mental health conditions online, trading pornographic images and instructing her to steal her grandmotherís credit card to purchase a $200 Greyhound bus ticket so she could be his "sex slave and other stuff."
Detectives with the Polk County undercover computer crimes unit on Thursday served an arrest warrant for Kevin Dock, 30, of Tucson, Ariz. He will be extradited to Polk County on several felony charges, including promoting sexual performance by a child.
According to deputies, Dock met the teen on the Roleplay.me web site. The conversation became sexually explicit, with the pair also trading nude pictures of themselves.
The teenís parents reported her missing on July 30, and, during the investigation, deputies say they found a Greyhound bus ticket in her room with the suspectís name on them.
The tickets had a departure date of July 31 from Winter Haven and an Aug. 2 arrival in Tucson, deputies said.
The teen was scheduled to leave later that afternoon, deputies said. Deputies then took over the teenís online account, pretending to be her as they messaged Dock, confirming that his ill intentions with the girl were "not just role play," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said during a Tuesday news conference.
The girl was transported to a mental health facility and is safe, Judd said.
Instead of the teen arriving in Tucson on Thursday to meet Dock , it was Polk County deputies who crossed the country and arrested him inside a pet store at a mall, where he instructed the teen to meet him.
Dock, who is wheelchair-bound due to a degenerative muscle disease, was confronted by authorities at the mall and arrested, Judd said. He did not resist arrest but became violent during an interview with deputies, picking up a two-litter bottle of urine from his wheelchair and throwing it at detectives.
Before his arrest, Dock ó known online as "The Night Wolf" ó lived with his 37-year-old wife in his parentsí home. Both he and his wife were full-time gamers, according to Judd.
"We say it over and over and over," Judd said in a news release. "If you prey upon a child in our county, we will arrest you. We donít care where you live, who you are, or what you do for a living. We will chase people to the ends of the earth to get sexual predators and those who abuse children."
At the news conference, Judd emphasized a message to parents: This could happen to anyone.
"Parents, make no mistake, they will get to your children," Judd said. "Parents need to be all up in their childís business, protecting them from online predators like this one."
Dock had his first appearance in court within 24 hours of his arrest. His second appearance is later today, Judd said.
If extradited, as Judd expects, Dock will be transported to Polk County via a van that could take up to a week to reach Florida.
"Itíll be a memorable trip," Judd said sarcastically. "Itís not like getting on a plane and 3, 3Ĺ hours later and youíre here. We consider it giving him a scenic view on the way back because itíll be the last trip he makes across the United States for a long time."