Man Charged In Plot To Rape, Kill Girl
LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) A Florida man is charged in a plot to lure a 9-year-old girl to a home, kill the girl's family members and then videotape himself raping the child.
State law enforcement officials said Friday that 29-year-old Shawn Thomas is charged with attempted premeditated homicide, attempting to commit capital sexual battery and possession of child pornography.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials say Thomas tried to lure the 9-year-old girl, her father and grandfather to a vacant Longwood home under the pretense that he was a student filmmaker making an independent film.
FDLE officials say the grandfather entered the house, leaving his granddaughter and son-in-law in the car, but became suspicious and left before anything could happen.
Thomas was booked into jail without bond. Online records show no attorney for him.