Carlos Garcia, 21, of Oldsmar is now facing charges; he's accused of luring a teen for sex

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - An Oldsmar man accused of wanting to use drugs and have sex with a 16-year-old he planned to take out-of-state went before a judge Tuesday.

Carlos Santiago Garcia, 21, of 542 Longwood Circle in Oldsmar, faces charges of interference with child custody, traveling to meet a minor, marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession, and illegally using a computer service to lure a child.

Authorities have not revealed details of their case against Garcia nor their charges. They plan to reveal part of their investigation Wednesday.

Williger would not tell ABC Action News how authorities were tipped off, only that authorities followed Garcia from his Oldsmar home to the teen's home Sunday morning.

"When he arrived at the juvenile's residence we waited for her to come downstairs and place a suitcase in the trunk," Williger explained.

That is when authorities moved in and took Garcia into custody.

"When we inventoried his car we found some marijuana, some alcohol, a thing to help pass a drug test, clothing and food," Williger added.

While undergoing questioning, Garcia reportedly told authorities of his plan.

"The individual told us he was going out of town on a vacation to a cabin in north Georgia for five days and he was going to bring this female up there with him," Williger said.
 
According to authorities, the girl's parents were not aware of the plans and did not consent to the plans.
 
An arrest affidavit states that Garcia confessed that he planned to get high with the girl and engage in sex with her if she consented.
 
A judge has ordered Garcia be held without bond.
 
ABC Action News tried to talk with Garcia's family but they declined to comment.
 
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