The ad was unusual to begin with.
37-year old Robert Thomas asked to meet a young bride/sex slave.
Specifically, the ad said, "the younger the better, something in the 5-8-year-old range would be good. I want a young wife that I can train."
Cops in Cleveland answered the ad and began a conversation with Thomas.
They eventually offered Thomas what they termed a "slightly broke in 10-year-old girl.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that led to Thomas offering to pay $400 for the girl.
WCPO 9 says the meeting was set up for last month but when Thomas got there he got more than he bargained for. After a search of his home cops confiscated a computer, sexual paraphernalia, and a grenade launcher.
The official affidavit says Thomas also admitted to receiving child porn.
Even more troubling, he admitted to cops he was planning to make child-porn movies of his own with the girl he thought he was buying.
This week, a federal grand jury today returned an indictment chaging Thomas with attempting to buy a child.