SALT LAKE CITY — An Ohio man who thought he was going to pay a Salt Lake City woman to sexually abuse her 9-year-old daughter has been charged federally.
A federal indictment was filed Thursday against Millard J. Lonkey, 61, of Somerset, Ohio, for allegedly traveling out of state with the intent of engaging in sexual activity with a minor.
According to charging documents, an uncdercover Salt Lake City police officer received a message from in an Internet chat room on Wednesday asking if he had any daughters? The officer, who was posing as a mother, said he had a 2-year-old and 9-year-old daughter.
The person making the inquiry asked the undercover officer "if I wanted to get rid of my 9-year-old for a week or so," according to court documents. The officer said he charged $100 for two hours or $200 for the night, the charges stated.
A man named "Skip" said he would meet the mother and her daughter at a truck stop on 900 West on Thursday, according to the charges. A person named "Rita," who allegedly arranged the meeting, sent a picture of "Skip" to the undercover officer. "Skip" reportedly traveled to Salt Lake from Fernley, Nevada, the charges stated.
At the arranged meeting place, "Skip," who was really Lonkey, was arrested by police. Lonkey had an Ohio driver's license, according to charging documents. Lonkey is a registered sex offender in Ohio. He was previously convicted in New York in 2000 of "disseminating indecent material to minors," according to charging documents.