KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A registered sex offender from Kansas was charged in federal court here Thursday with picking up a 16-year-old girl in Virginia and taking her across state lines to have sex with him, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said today.
Logan Viquesney, 20, Kansas City, Kan., was charged with one count of interstate transportation of a minor to engage in sexual activity.
An affidavit filed in the case alleges the victim was staying with her grandparents in Virginia when she and Viquesney began communicating over the Internet. On May 30, the victim was reported missing from her grandparents’ home. Investigators learned that Viquesney had driven to Virginia, picked up the girl, and taken her with him on a trip that took them from Virginia to Maryland, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. While on the trip, Viquesney had sex with the girl.
Viquesney was arrested after he arrived in Kansas City, Kan., with the girl.
If convicted, he faces a penalty not less than 10 years in federal prison. Investigating agencies include the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, the Lenexa Police Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.
In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.