FRESNO, California (AP) - A self-proclaimed pedophilia advocate who once ran for political office in Virginia has been arrested by authorities who said they caught him flying across country with a 12-year-old girl.
The Fresno County, California, sheriff said Saturday that 40-year-old Nathan Larson had met the girl online and persuaded the girl to run away from home recently.
Authorities said the two boarded a plane bound Monday for Washington, D.C., and were stopped on a Denver layover.
Officials say the girl was not injured and has been reunited with her family in California.
Larson is a Virginia resident who ran and lost a 2017 campaign for the state’s House of Delegates.