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Kansas man arrested in Tallahassee online sting operation

Kansas man arrested in Tallahassee online sting operation
Posted at 10:16 AM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 06:55:57-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Kansas man is behind bars in Tallahassee, accused of trying solicit sex from an undercover officer posing as family of three online. 

According to a probable cause document, the Leon County Sheriff's Office was conducting an undercover operation, code named Operation Cupid's Arrow, into people using online chat rooms to arrange for sexual contact with children.

The undercover officer wrote that while in one chat room back in February, they received a private message from a user with the name "family." The officer noted that the user was led to believe the officer was a father with two underage children. 

The conversation between the two moved to a private chat room, where the user stated that he was the father of an underage child and asked if he and his child could meet with the officer and his "children" to have sex.

The document says the user also sent the officer a picture of a female child in June, but a reverse search of the image revealed that it was a picture pulled from a website. 

According to the document, the officer was able to identify the suspect as 37-year-old Christopher Lang of Topeka, Kansas.

In July, an FBI agent spoke with Lang at his job, telling him that she needed to take his cellphone to which he complied.

"Lang spontaneously uttered his life was over," the officer wrote, "and volunteered there would be images of child pornography on the phone." Lang also consented to a search of his truck and luggage, though officers didn't find anything of note.

When Lang was interviewed, he admitted to participating in the chats with the undercover officer, saying the comments he made were a "fantasy" he would never act on. 

Lang was taken into custody and transported to the Leon County Jail on Thursday. He is charged with obscene communication/using computer to solicit parent/guardian consent.