Broward County

The teen wanted to buy a Hoverboard. The seller sent her naked photos.

Lawrence Perry
Lawrence Perry

A teenager got more than she bargained for when she answered an online ad to buy a Hoverboard.

After the seller went to her Pembroke Pines home to make the sale, the 26-year-old began sending the teen naked pictures of himself and sexual advances via text messages, according to police.

The man, identified as Lawrence Perry, was later arrested and charged with using a computer to seduce, solicit, lure a child, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure a child and transmitting harmful information to a child.

According to Perry’s police report, the 14-year-old girl answered the online ad Nov. 9. The next day, Perry went to the girl’s home to sell the Hoverboard.

After leaving, police said, he sent her a text message with a Emoji licking its lips. He then asked her age and asked her for a picture, an officer wrote in the report.

“The defendant began to compliment the victim’s buttocks and vaginal region,” an officer wrote in the report. “The victim responded that she found his messages to be inappropriate and made references to being too young to discuss that topic.”

That’s when Perry began making sexual advances, according to the report. He then sent her an image of his penis, police said.

The next day, she told her family, who then contacted police.

On Monday, an undercover officer posing as the teen began talking to Perry. Again, Perry sent two inappropriate photos to the girl and asked her for pictures.

The officer made plans to meet Perry in a park, where he thought he would have the girl give him oral sex, police said.

When Perry arrived, he was arrested, police said.

After being read his rights, police say, Perry “admitted to communicating with a minor in a sexually inappropriate manner.”

“The defendant stated that he knew his actions were wrong but needed a ‘release’ since his fiance was pregnant with his third child and she was extremely hormonal,” an officer wrote.

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