05/03/2017

Ohio Man Arrested

 

On 5/3/2017 at approximately 5:30 a.m. 34 year old Jason Norman Lawniczak, of Bowling Green, Ohio was arrested by investigators from the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office and charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Rape, a class A felony.

 

FCSO Investigators began communicating with Lawniczak after he initiated contact via a social networking site and indicated he was interested in sexual contact with a “family”. Investigators communicated with Lawniczak from approximately April 18, 2017 up until the date of his arrest on May 3, 2017. During those communications, Lawniczak allegedly made arrangements to travel from his residence in Ohio to a pre-determined location in Conway, Arkansas for the purpose of deviate sexual contact with two underage children between the ages of 12-9 years old. When Lawniczak arrived at that pre-determined location he was contacted by FCSO personnel and placed under arrest.

 

At the time of his arrest Lawniczak was found in possession of a laptop, an external hard drive, a  cellular device, and a gift bag containing Skittles, a child’s toy, a pocket-knife, and a necklace. Additional items were seized from his vehicle and included a laptop, lubrication, various sex toys, two masks, and two leashes.  This incident remains under investigation.

 

“As Sheriff of Faulkner County, I am committed in tracking down predators that are willing to victimize the citizens of Faulkner County, young and old.   These type of cyber crimes are done by perpetrators who remain in the shadows.  They have no face until caught. These predators are someone’s neighbor, family member or relatives and these crimes may never be discovered or brought to light if we didn’t work towards discovering these predators.  Crimes such as conspiracy to commit rape are intolerable to me, and I will not rest while our team continues to fight for the citizens of this fine county. Through the committed excellence of this administration and our Criminal Investigation Division, Faulkner County is safer home for our children and their families.”  - Sheriff Tim Ryals

 

Submitted by Deputy Adam Bledsoe