A woman used the dating app Tinder to help Florida authorities root out a suspected child molester who said he hoped to have daughters so he could groom them for sexual abuse, authorities said.
The woman told News 6 in Orlando that she started speaking with Nicolas Wallace, 29, last week after their correspondence on the popular app. Eventually, their conversation turned dark when Wallace admitted to being attracted to young girls, she said.
“I decided to ask what was the youngest he would go, and he said, ‘Are you really [want to] know? “, She told the outlet. The woman spoke to the outlet anonymously.
He allegedly told her, “She was 8, never forced or anything, she started off slow.”
“Then, one day, finally, they made love,” she says.
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She reported Wallace to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office on October 12, and undercover detectives began texting her while impersonating the woman, authorities said. During the conversation, Wallace allegedly sent four images of child sexual abuse.
He then attempted to make arrangements to meet the woman and said he would bring a young child whom he claimed to have abused in the past and to whom he had “nearly unlimited access”, according to the county sheriff’s office. Marion, who was already investigating Wallace for allegedly uploading child sexual abuse material to social media.
“During his conversation with undercover detectives, Wallace also explicitly described the process of grooming young children for sexual activity and said he hoped to have his own daughters so he could begin molesting and sexually abusing them. when they were babies,” Marion County officials said. in a report.
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Columbia County investigators arrested Wallace on October 14, before the scheduled encounter, and searched his home where they took away his electronic devices. He is being held in Marion County Jail on $95,000 bond.
He faces several counts, including transmitting child pornography, possession of child pornography and promoting the sexual performance of a minor. Authorities are planning further charges once they examine his phone and tablet.
“It kind of gross me out to think he thought I was okay with that,” the woman said of meeting Wallace online. “I think prison is too good for him.”