A failed politician who campaigned for legalized child rape and incest is now accused of abducting a 12 year-old girl he met online and molesting her while trafficking her across the US (Pictures: Fresno County Sheriff’s Office)
A failed politician who campaigned for legalized child rape and incest abducted a 12 year-old girl and molested her at an airport, police say. The unidentified child was rescued by police last Monday hours after boarding a flight with Nathan Larson, 40.
Larson ran for office in 2017 on a platform calling for child pornography to be legalized, and for fathers to be allowed to marry their daughters. He is also said to be a white supremacist and collector of child sex abuse images.
Larson allegedly groomed the girl online before luring her out of her home in Fresno, California at 2am last Monday morning, it is claimed. The suspected pervert then took a ride share cab to Fresno Yosemite International Airport with the child, and boarded a flight with her to Washington DC.
They are believed to have been headed for Larson’s home in Catlett, Virginia, 50 miles southwest of DC. Larson and the grooming victim were intercepted by police during a layover at Denver International Airport in Colorado.
Investigators say they found child sex abuse and white supremacy material during a search of Larson’s home, pictured, in Catlett, Virginia (Picture: AP)
Investigators say the girl was physically unharmed, although they are said to have evidence of Larson touching her inappropriately while at Denver Airport. The child has since been reunited with her family.
A search of Larson’s home was subsequently carried out. Investigators discovered he had first contacted the child in October, and persuaded the child to send him sexually explicit images of herself, it is alleged.
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said the search uncovered ‘deeply disturbing’ child sex abuse images and racist white supremacist material.
She said: ‘He is a white supremacist and a well-known advocate for pedophilia.
‘This is a man who runs a website, which encourages the raping of children and sharing of naked photos and video of children being raped.’
Larson’s father Arthur Larson, 69, is said to have assaulted detectives who were searching his son’s home.
He was charged with assault and battery, and has since been freed on bail, MailOnline reported.
Larson unsuccessfully ran for the Virginia House of Delegates on a pro-child abuse and pro-incest platform in 2017. In late 2008, he is said to have sent a detailed email to the US Secret Service threatening to kill the president.
The alleged threat was sent after Barack Obama won that year’s presidential election, but before George W Bush had left office, with investigators failing to disclose which president the missive was aimed at.
Larson spent 18 months in prison over the threat.
The alleged pedophile now awaits extradition back to California, where he faces charges of kidnapping, soliciting child pornography from a minor and meeting a minor for sex.
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