Crime

Glendale Man Takes Bus to Virginia to Have Sex With Online Contact, Cops Say; Person He Thought Was 13-Year-Old Girl Really State Cop

 

An ex-con from Glendale took a bus to Chesapeake, Virginia this week to meet (and hopefully have sex with) a 13-year-old girl he met online, police say.

The two had been communicating via the Internet since May, but the girl was really a Virginia state cop, according to media reports.

After arriving at his destination, Jesse Lee Wise, 25, camped out behind a public library. He was arrested while using one of the library's computers -- just as he was chatting with the undercover officer.

State records show Wise was released from prison in January of 2007 after serving three years for burglary, forgery and trespassing. While behind bars, the Department of Corrections Web site shows, he was disciplined for assault, theft and a "negligent death."

This latest bust seems to show a disturbingly eclectic criminal mind.

 

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.