Palm Beach, FL (January 17, 2019) – A 35-year-old computer engineer is going to be brought to Florida for a variety of charges related to trying to lure a young girl to California.

The 35-year-old named Majid Dedihban who works for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has been accused of trying to lure a young Florida girl to California so that he could fulfill a sexual fantasy involving a “daddy-daughter” relationship.

Dedihban had been exchanging phone calls and text messages with somebody who he believed was a teenage girl. He was unaware that he was actually communicating with a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy in Florida from the start.  

He contacted the girl (deputy) via a dating app in December of 2018 and asked her if she would like to have a daddy-daughter relationship with him at which time she told him that she was only 15 years old.  He continued to communicate with the female via text and telephone.  He began talking about flying the young girl out to San Diego, California to live with him in a "real daddy-daughter" relationship.  He requested sexual photos from the girl and when she did not send the type of photo that he requested, he got angry with her.

He eventually booked a flight for the minor on December 27th of 2018 for December 29th in an effort to bring the minor across state lines to live with him.  He instructed her to tell the airline that he was her father.

He was arrested in San Diego, California on Saturday, January 13th and will be extradited back to West Palm Beach, Florida to face federal charges of attempted enticement of a minor and attempted transportation of a minor to engage in sexual activity.

At this time, he is being held without bond.

Palm Beach Attempted Enticement of a Minor Laws

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