Married father-of-two ‘traveled one thousand miles to Florida with candy and lube to have sex with a nine-year-old girl’
Mark Andrew Nichols, 64, caught the attention of police after he responded to an online ad
Nichols traveled from Austin, Texas to Orlando, Florida to meet the youngster
The setup was actually fake and was cops posing as the girl and her parents
Police said Nichols set up a meeting with the parents in Orlando, but met a police reception party instead
Nichols explicitly described sex acts he planned to perform with the child, according to emails and texts he sent to police decoy posing as the girl and her parents
The Austin, Texas grandfather was arrested and charged in Florida with attempted sexual battery of a child younger than 12
Other charges include attempted lewd or lascivious conduct, solicitation of a minor via computer, obscene communication, unlawful use of a two-way communication device
64-year-old Mark Andrew Nichols explicitly described sex acts he planned to perform with a 9-year-old child, in email and texts he sent to an internet crimes detective posing as the girl and her parents
An depraved Austin man, Mark Andrew Nichols, has been accused by police in Florida of flying over 1,000 miles there to have sex with a juvenile girl with the consent of incest loving parents.
64-year-old Nichols explicitly described sex acts he planned to perform with the child, according to emails and texts he sent to an internet crimes detective posing as the girl and her parents.
His intentions when he left Texas, police said was to have sex a girl whom he thought was nine-years-old in Orlando, Florida,
Mark Andrew Nichols, traveled all the way from his home in Austin, Texas to make contact with the girl, but when he arrived police were already waiting for him and he was arrested on Saturday.
Undercover sex crime detectives set up the sting, creating a fake advert on a website to which Nichols responded. An internet crimes detective then posed as the parents as well at the youngster online according to WFTV.
Orlando police organized a reception party for Mark Andrew Nichols on arrival from Austin, over 1,000 miles away from Florida on Saturday
The ad referenced meeting ‘experienced parents to learn new things from about raising little ones,’ according to the arrest report. The ad was deliberately vague to encourage potential predators to take the bait.
Nichols allegedly sent a number of emails and texts to the decoy.
Orlando police say Nichols, who is married and has two young children of his own, then went on to explicitly describe sex acts that he planned to perform with the child.
Nichols was arrested as he stepped down in Orlando and charged with attempted sexual battery of a child and solicitation of a minor
‘When you say interests, are you asking generally? Or sexually?’ Nichols responded to the father.
Nichols said that he was ‘fascinated’ with incest and it was an ‘extreme turn on’ for him.
Nichols told the detective that he wanted to have sex with the nine-year-old but wanted to make sure the girl’s parents were ‘comfortable’ with it first.
He told the detective posing as the father that he would love to ‘watch’ or participate.
Nichols added, ‘I am extremely respectful about all of this,’ and said he was planning a trip to the Orlando area soon and would like to meet the family, according to the report.
Nichols, a married father-of-two with his wife
Nichols flew to Orlando. When he arrived to meet with the girl and her parents he was arrested. He had brought Skittles and Sour Patch Kids to the meeting.
The detective, posing as the father then asked what Nichols would like to do with the girl.
According to the arrest report, Nichols responded:
‘I would like to visit you all. I am interested in having sex with the child and the child’s mother. I am bi so I am open to some bi play with you if you are interested. If you are not, that is fine. I would maybe like to watch you have sex with the child. Be there. Touch and re-assure her. Then have sex with her myself. Would the child want to watch me with mom?’ He further texted, ‘I want to be respectful and just provide you all with a fun, safe experience.’
After further graphic text messages between the fake parents and Nichols, the detective posing as the mom asked if if he had a daughter or had ever done any of the things he described to his own children.
The 64-year-old being led away after he was arrested at Orlando airport Saturday ,n a mission to molest a nine-year-old girl
Nichols, sent the lewd texts, emails to who he believed was a little girl but was really a detective seeking to arrest him.
He has been charged in Florida with attempted sexual battery of a child younger than 12, attempted lewd or lascivious conduct, solicitation of a minor via computer, obscene communication and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.
He is currently in jail with bail set at $1,500.