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A failed political candidate from Virginia, who is allegedly a proponent of pedophilia, was arrested last week for allegedly kidnapping a child from California.
Nathan Daniel Larson, 40, was arrested by Denver law enforcement officials last week after he landed at Denver International Airport from Fresno, California, while waiting for a layover flight to take him to Virginia with the 12-year-old girl.
“Larson is currently in the Denver County Jail facing a misdemeanor charge of harboring a minor,” the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “However, he is also facing felony charges in Fresno County for kidnapping, child abduction, soliciting child pornography from a minor and meeting a child for the intention of sex.”
Law enforcement officials were contacted last Monday about the missing girl, and during the course of their investigation learned that she may have been coerced into running away with an older man who she met several weeks ago while online.
“The information pointed to the girl possibly heading to Fresno Yosemite International Airport to catch a cross-country flight to Virginia to be with this man,” the statement continued. “Detectives received assistance from members of Fresno Airport Police and Homeland Security Investigations who revealed a man, later identified to be Nathan Larson, was seen with a young girl and the two boarded a plane bound for Washington DC. This flight was scheduled to have a layover in Denver, so detectives contacted law enforcement authorities there and asked that they check the airport for Larson and the child. A Denver Police officer assigned to the local FBI Task Force located Larson and arrested him. Agents rescued the girl, who was uninjured, and made arrangements to have her reunited with her family in Fresno, which she was later on Monday night.”
Authorities say that Larson flew across the country and allegedly convinced her to sneak out of her parent’s home, at which point he then used a ride-share company to go to the airport. He allegedly made her use a wig to alter her appearance and told her to act disabled and unable to speak so that she couldn’t interact with anyone in the airport.
Local and federal law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at Larson’s home where they were allegedly assaulted by Larson’s 69-year-old father.
“During the investigation, detectives uncovered Nathan Larson has a deeply disturbing background,” the statement continued. “This is a man who runs a website, which encourages the raping of children and sharing of naked photos and video of children being raped. During the past two months, Larson was able to convince the Fresno girl, through manipulation and grooming, to send him pornographic images of herself.”
Larson ran to become a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing District 31 in 2017 and lost. In 2008, while living in Boulder, Colorado, Larson sent a “detailed email” to the Secret Service threatening to kill the President of the United States, which at the time was George W. Bush. Larson was later convicted and spent 14 months in prison.