Man Poses As Instagram Celeb & Spends $800 On Uber To Lure Teen To Florida

Written by Alyssa Brook March 23, 2019

Man Poses As IG Celeb And Spends $800 On Uber To Lure Teen To Florida

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A man has been arrested and is facing child sex abuse charges after paying over $800 on an Uber to lure a teenage girl to Apopka on the pretenses that he was a famous Instagram influencer.

WFTV reports that 25-year-old Richard Brown continuously raped the 17-year-old girl in his parents’ home. The ordeal lasted several days. The two initially met on Instagram after he lied to the victim and claimed that he was a 19-year-old Instagram star and that he would “take care of her.”

According to arrest documents, Brown told police he was “only friends” with the victim and thought that she was of age and “in need of a place to stay.”

One neighbor said the accusations were unbelievable,

“You might never know about it and now the cops are here,” said Amanda Trail. “That’s crazy for the parents.”

The victim told police that upon realizing that Brown had lied about his age and who he was she begged to go home, but, he allegedly told her, “no you owe me now for bringing you all the way here.”

She said she only escaped because he was sleeping and was on Snapchat with her mother.

Brown currently faces six felony counts of child sex abuse.

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