Florida police arrest accused child sex predator in Tucson

Published: Aug. 7, 2018 at 2:13 PM MST|Updated: Aug. 7, 2018 at 5:53 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Authorities said a Tucson man sent naked pictures to a Florida teen and tried to get her to come to Arizona to be his sex slave.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Kevin Dock was arrested Thursday, Aug. 2 on charges of using a computer to lure a minor, directing or promoting sexual performance by child, using a computer to seduce, solicit or lure a child, lewd battery and transmitting harmful material to a child.

All 13 counts are felonies.

Dock, 30, allegedly tried to throw a bottle of urine at and spit on deputies during his arrest, according to the PCSO.

The PCSO said Dock solicited a Winter Haven, FL, teen online, sent her pornographic images of himself, video chatted with her and solicited her to perform sex acts, and gave her directions on how to buy a bus ticket to come to Arizona to be his "sex slave and other stuff."

According to Fox 13 in Tampa, the girl is 13 years old and has mental health issues.

Authorities said the victim's parents noticed she was missing on July 30.

In her room, they allegedly found bus tickets to Tucson with the name Kevin Dock on them.

The young girl returned home later that day and told her parents she planned to leave to go see a friend in Arizona.

"We say it over and over and over - if you prey upon a child in our county, we will arrest you," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. "We don't care where you live, who you are or what you do for a living. And parents need to be all up in their child's business, protecting them from online predators like this one. Fortunately this young girl didn't actually make it to Arizona - but she was victimized nonetheless, and the suspect will answer for it,"

The PCSO said Dock and the girl first met on the Roleplay.Me website and their conversation continued using Google's Hangouts app.

The Tucson Police Department is also investigating after child porn was found on Dock's electronic devices, Judd said in a news release. The Public Information Office of TPD confirmed that it was discovered after Dock's arrest. Those charges have not been added at this time, but the investigation is still on-going.

Dock appeared before a judge Tuesday afternoon for an extradition hearing. His attorney asked to file paperwork in regards to his release conditions, so the case will be back in court Tuesday, August 14.

Prosecutors filed an initial appearance sheet for Dock after his arrest. It listed several reasons for recommending his bond at $150,000. They consider Dock to be a risk to re-offend because he's a continual risk to the victim, a risk to the community because of the inherent nature of the offenses and a flight risk because he is unemployed and a known fugitive from justice.

His bond is set at $100,000. Dock will remain in the Pima County jail until his next court date.

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