A 48-year-old Orlando man faces a possible lifetime prison sentence after a federal jury convicted him Friday of attempting to coerce an undercover agent posing as a 14-year-old girl to have sex with him.
Authorities arrested Vince Lasane last October after he scheduled to meet with the minor at an Orlando restaurant, according to court records. The agent posing as the child had talked with Lasane for more than a month after meeting online, and Lasane said he intended to have sex with her.
Lasane was previously convicted in 2012 of attempted sexual battery on a child younger than 12 years old, the records said. He went to the restaurant after attending “a court-ordered sexual offender treatment meeting.”
During his arrest, he admitted to engaging with the minor and arranging to meet her, federal authorities said. Officers found a condom and the cellphone Lasane used to communicate with the undercover agent.