Florida Authorities Thwart Elaborate Plot To Rape 9-Year-Old, Kill Her Family
A Florida man was arrested Friday in an alleged plot to lure a 9-year-old girl and her family to a vacant home so he could kill her parents, videotape himself raping her and then sell DVDs of the video.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says Shawn Ryan Thomas, 29, wanted to lure a family to a vacant house in Longwood and kill the adults. He allegedly plotted to give molly and a shot of liquor to the 9-year-old and videotape himself raping her. Afterwards he would kill her too, authorities said.
Investigators said they received an email tip from a confidential informant about Thomas’ plot.
FDLA officials said the plan was put in motion last weekend, when he allegedly told the family he was a producing a film or TV show and gave them address of a vacant house.
The girl, her father and grandfather went to the home last Saturday. The grandfather entered the home, leaving the girl and his son-in-law in the car, but became suspicious when he saw no furniture in the house and plastic sheets on the floor.
When Thomas was arrested, FDLE said they found a knife, sexual lubricant, plastic sheets, a camera and tripod in a bag.
Thomas is charged with premeditated attempted homicide and attempted sexual assault on a victim under 12 and 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He's being held without bond at the Seminole County Jail.
His neighbors were shocked by the arrest.
“They need to keep him there and never let him out,” Kisha Hogan told WFTV. "They have too lenient of laws for those people. They get out and they do it all over again, and it's disgusting."