WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – If convicted, a Wesley Chapel man is expected to surrender his electronics and Chevy Corvette before heading off to prison for enticing a minor into sexual activity. Authorities are searching for further information and other possible victims.
Clayton Everett Colborn (29, Wesley Chapel), also known as Jason Rich has been indicted and charged with enticement and coercion of a minor to engage in sexual activity. If convicted, Colborn faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison, and a potential life term of supervised release. The indictment also notifies Colborn that the United States intends to forfeit his electronic devices and his Chevrolet Corvette, items that Colborn had used in the commission of this offense.READ MORE: Red Tide Current Status In Southwest Florida
According to the indictment, in or around January 2020 and continuing through February 3, 2020, Colborn knowingly persuaded, induced, enticed, and coerced an individual under the age of 16 year to engage in sexual activity.
Colborn allegedly posed as a teenage boy on dating apps and met with a 13-year-old girl in an Ocoee park. Officers located Colborn near a set of restrooms in the park.READ MORE: Columbus Couple Charged With Wire Fraud And Theft Of Government Property
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Ocoee Police Department, and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lisa M. Thelwell.MORE NEWS: Valdosta Man Convicted With Federal Firearm Charge
Anyone with information regarding Clayton Everett Colborn, also known as “Jason Rich,” should contact the Tampa Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 813-253-1000.