Cocoa Man Arrested Again After Trying To Meet A Minor For Sex Via Social Media App
By Space Coast Daily // April 6, 2018
Lee Josef Trikojat, 31, arrested
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A 31-year-old Brevard County man is facing another round of criminal charges after trying to lure a minor for sex.
Cocoa Police Detectives arrested Lee Josef Trikojat, from Cocoa, on Thursday after he arrived at a pre-determined location with the intent to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.
According to the investigation, Trikojat began communicating with whom he thought was a 14-year-old female via social media. Investigators discovered the suspect was targeting young girls online believing they wanted to have relationships with older men. The suspect initiated contact on March 6th.
Over the course of several weeks, the suspect and young girl communicated through the social media app.
During the ongoing conversation, the suspect told the girl he had gone to jail for meeting someone he thought was her age, but later learned it was police.
Trikojat continued to communicate with the girl and shared photos of himself and asked her to do the same, according to police.
The suspect agreed to meet her in Cocoa on Thursday where he was taken into custody.
Trikojat faces charges of knowingly using a computer to lure a child to engage in unlawful sexual conduct and traveling to meet a minor for sex.
At the time of his arrest, he was free on bond for similar charges from Brevard County jurisdiction.
Trikojat was booked with a $70,000 bond and will face a judge for an initial court appearance on Friday. Detectives are expected to ask that his bond be revoked.
Detectives are pursuing federal charges in this investigation which could yield a minimum of 10-years in prison if convicted in federal court.
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