A German man is in custody, after federal officials say he flew to the U.S. to have sadomasochistic sex with an underage girl.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday that Meinard Kopp, 55, was arrested shortly after flying into Orlando, Florida on June 16.
He was arrested as part of an undercover sting operation to catch pedophiles.
Kopp had been corresponding with a man online who he thought was going to let him rape and torture his 13-year-old daughter. But the man turned out to be an undercover agent.
The German man, who lives in Switzerland, told the undercover cop that he wanted to treat the girl like a dog and cause her pain because beating children is 'fun,' 'fantastic,' and better than sex.
He even brought weights, clamps, rope, tape, a bottle brush and a flashlight in his suitcase to use in the violent sex acts.
He told the man that he had sexually abused children in the past, including an 11-year-old girl who he beat with the help of her father, according to a federal indictment.
Kopp arrived at the Orlando airport on June 16, where he met the man he had been speaking to online.
That man then drove him into Brevard County, where a police officer pulled them over and took Kopp into custody.
Kopp reportedly confessed to the messages he had sent the undercover cop and also said he had downloaded child pornography.
He was charged with attempting to entice a minor to engage in sex, traveling to the U.S. to engage in illicit sex and transportation of child pornography.
He faces up to life in prison if he is convicted on the charges.
The investigation into cop, which started in April, was part of the Department of Justice's Project Safe Childhood initiative.
German man, 55, 'flew to Florida to have sadomasochistic sex with a 13-year-old girl' ASHLEY COLLMAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM13 July 2017