PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A limousine driver is behind bars after attempting to lure, what he thought was a teenage boy, into a sexual relationship.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says 58-year-old Lawrence Walls of Millsboro, Delaware was arrested Thursday on multiple felony counts, including attempted indecent assault, statutory sexual assault, and using the Internet to lure his alleged victim.READ MORE: Detours Along Kelly Drive Through Sunday For Stotesbury, Manny Flick Regattas
“What his intent was thorough a series of text messages and emails, what his ultimate goal was, was to come and meet the 15-year-old boy in order to engage that boy in sexual relations,” Whelan told KYW Newsradio.READ MORE: 5 People Shot Near Temple University, Philadelphia Police Say
Whelan says the teenager was in fact, an undercover agent.
He says the investigation began on October 11th when Walls posted an Internet ad titled “Young man wanted”.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro Charges 2 Bucks County Care Home Managers For Failing To Report Sexual Abuse
The agent then engaged in a number of internet conversations with Walls. Walls was arrested when he showed up at a parking lot in Aston to meet the imaginary boy.