Alleged kidnapper’s texts to teen revealed

Alleged kidnapper’s texts to teen revealed

SAN DIEGO – Newly released documents in the case against a Tampa man show the disturbing communication that led to the alleged kidnapping of an Escondido teen.

Tony McLeod is now facing a federal charge of enticement of a minor, along with the charges in Florida and California.

“He will be transported from the state of Florida here to San Diego to faces these charges in a San Diego courtroom,” said FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth.

The complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Monday and the search warrant from Hillsborough County, Florida are now providing insight into the weeks prior to the alleged kidnapping.

The communication between McLeod and the victim started through an online Playstation game, but eventually moved to text messages.

According to the search warrant, the victim’s aunt first discovered the text messages on the evening of May 26, when she observed “her nephew texting on his…

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