Saudi Arabian man travels to Ohio meets teen; arrested on sex charges

Published: Dec. 27, 2019 at 12:04 PM EST
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CANFIELD, Ohio (WOIO) - A man from Chicago is behind bars after police say he traveled to Ohio to meet a 14-year-old girl and had nude pictures of her in his possession.

19-year-old Rayan Hussain, of Saudi Arabia, was arrested and charged with three counts of pandering obscenity, one count of Disseminate Matter Harmful to Juveniles, and another count of Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity Oriented Material.

According to the Mahoning County Sheriffs, Hussain was caught with a 14-year-old girl in the woods in the back of her home.

The report states that the victim’s father caught the two in the backyard; he proceeded to call her mother, who then contacted police.

When police arrived, they questioned Hussain, who said that he made the trip from Chicago to help the teen through a tough time.

Deputies stated that Hussain did not have a degree or certificate in counseling.

Hussain state that he drove from Chicago on Christmas Eve. to check on the teen.

The victim stated that she met Hussain on the KIK app, and they have been talking back and forth for about a month and a half.

Deputies then searched Hussain’s car, which had a phone that contained several nude pictures of the girl.

He was then arrested and transported to the Mahoning County Justice Center.

Hussain’s bond is currently set at $35,000.

He is due back in court in January.

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