Alleged Child Abductor Faces Federal Charges

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    Tony McLeod was arrested at Tampa International Airport on Tuesday, June 11.

    The man accused of luring an Escondido boy across the country now faces federal charges.

    36-year-old Tony McLeod of Tampa, Fla., has been charged with enticement of a minor, according to federal officials.

    The San Diego District Attorney’s Office already filed charged against McLeod last week. They include child abduction, meeting with a minor to commit a sex offense, online enticement of a minor, contact with a minor to commit a felony and enticing a minor to produce child pornography.

    A 14-year-old boy from Escondido was reported missing June 10. Phone records showed he had been communicating with someone named “Tony,” according to officials.

    Officials tracked McLeod to the Los Angeles International Airport. Officials said he was traveling to Florida with the boy, who boarded the plane under a fake name.

    McLeod was arrested when they landed. He remains in custody in Florida.
     

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