Richard Brown, 25, allegedly lured an underage girl to his house, by telling her that he was “Instagram famous.”
(Orange County Police)
A man was charged with sexual battery after he allegedly hired a driver to transport a minor girl out of Texas, to the home of the family in Florida before holding her captive for three days, police said.
Richard Brown, 25, allegedly convinced the young girl that he was “Instagram famous” and can provide for her. The two met each other on the social media site and talked for a few months before Brown convinced her to visit him at his parents ‘ home in Apopka, Florida, near Orlando, said a statement. After that, he allegedly paid more than $800 for the car, take her to San Antonio to Apopka.
When they arrived, but she realized that he was not who they thought he was — but he responded by claiming that she “owed him for bringing her here,” the researchers said. She was allegedly sexually abused multiple times while the defendant took drugs, including cocaine, in the course of three days, the statement stated.
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Eventually, after Brown fell asleep, the girl was able to escape the house and tried to walk to a fire station during the video-chat with her mother, according to the researchers, who added that ultimately they would the 911.
“We see a number of inconsistencies with this statement,” Brown’s lawyer told Fox 35. “The victim told the police she met Mr. Brown through Instagram, but somehow her account was hacked, I could not download the messages from the police.”
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Brown reportedly said that he was friends with the girl and that they had not had sex, and he denied taking drugs.
Brown reportedly facing three charges of sexual battery on a child under the age of 12-17, and a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was behind bars in Orange County on $ 40,000 bond.