An Austrian national is behind bars after he came halfway across the world to meet up with a minor for sex.
18-year-old Leo Simetzberger was arrested early Tuesday for lewd or lascivious battery on a 15 year-old girl.
The Sarasota County sheriff’s department said the two had talked online since last September. The girl left her parents’ home early Monday morning without warning. Simetzberger is currently being held in the Sarasota County Jail on a $200,000 bond.