ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - A U.S. Central Command employee was arrested for trying to entice a child for sex.
U.S. Attorney Lee Brantley, III said 55-year-old Philip OIsen, of Lithia, was charged with attempted enticement of a child for illegal sexual activity.
According to court documents, Olsen used a cell phone and computer to try and get a person he thought was 14-years old boy to engage in illegal sexual acts, between April 1 and April 5.
The person he thought was a 14-year-old boy, however, was actually an undercover agent.
Attorney Brantley's office said Olsen spoke graphically about sexual acts that he wanted to engage in with the "child," and sent the "child" a picture of his genitals.
Olsen also asked the "child" to take and send him a picture of his genitals. Olsen allegedly made plans to meet the "child" for sex, and on April 5, he drove to what he believed was the child's residence and was arrested.
Olsen was booked into the Pinellas County Jail.
Attorney Brantley's office said the U.S. Air Force's Office of Special Investigations worked on the case, which would be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda C. Kaiser.