Melbourne, FL (Florida Today) -- Brevard Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man they said came to the United States intending to start a sex slavery operation.
Mahboob Ali, 39, is a citizen of Great Britain who came here to have
sex with a minor girl and have children he planned to exploit, sheriff's
"It is truly unimaginable that monsters
exist and walk among us with the purpose of victimizing our most
precious citizens," Sheriff Wayne Ivey said. "I want this message to be
absolutely crystal clear: We will use every lawful resource we have in
our possession to find and remove you from society if you try to harm a
child, no matter where you may be on this planet."
investigation began in January when Ali contacted an undercover
sheriff's agent and said he wanted to "have a relationship with an
underage female," officials said. Most of the alleged interaction
occurred via the Internet.
"As part of the relationship,
the suspect allegedly wanted to impregnate the victim, whereupon he
would be able to groom the children to be abused by the suspect from the
time of birth," officials said.
Ali came to Brevard
County on Saturday and was arrested in the Titusville area. He was
scheduled to make an initial appearance in federal court in Orlando this
He faces a charge of using a facility or means
of interstate or foreign commerce to attempt to persuade a minor to
engage in sexual activity. Sheriff's officials said if Ali is convicted
he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and fine up
Deputies worked with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Attorney's Office on the case.
am so proud of the tireless efforts by this partnership and our
investigative team that removed this vile suspect from harming
children," Ivey said.