Investigators said William Fahner was arrested Thursday at a Wendy’s restaurant in Daytona Beach. They said he thought he was meeting a child and the child’s father there for sex.
Instead, officers were waiting for Fahner. They quickly took him into custody and booked him into the Volusia County Branch Jail.
Investigators said Fahner believed he was chatting over the Internet to a father willing to offer his child for sex. He was really corresponding with an undercover officer.
Fahner had a loaded gun in the console of his truck, along with a machete, duct tape and rope in the back seat.
Fahner faces charges of using a computer to solicit a child for sex, traveling to meet a child for sex and other crimes.