A Pittsburgh firefighter has been removed from duty after he was arrested in Virginia accused of trying to meet with a mother and her 10-year-old daughter for sex.
A criminal complaint filed by the FBI accuses Brian Kosanovich of having conversations between someone he thought was a mother and her 10-year-old daughter in Virginia.
The criminal complaint states Kosanovich was caught during an undercover operation targeting people who were willing to travel in order to have sexual contact with a minor. Agents used covert social media accounts to pose as an “adult intermediary who has access to a female minor,” the document states.
The complaint details the messages sent by the account investigators connected to Kosanovich, including him asking the “mother” if she had any limits regarding her daughter, sexual acts the girl had done and what he wanted the three of them to do.
During the conversations, Kosanovich made plans to meet the two and talked about booking a hotel, according to the complaint. During the same conversations, he graphically discussed sexual things he wanted to do with the girl and the girl’s mother.
Investigators arrested Kosanovich in the parking lot of a Chili’s in Midlothian, Virginia on Wednesday, where he had agreed to meet the mother and daughter, according to the complaint.
“The charges against the firefighter, identified in an FBI investigation as Brian Kosanovich, are deeply disturbing,” Pittsburgh Public Safety officials said in a statement regarding the allegations, WTAE reported.
Pittsburgh police told local media that Kosanovich was removed from duty and placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an administrative investigation.
Kosanovich is charged with coercion and enticement, taking indecent liberties with children and the use of communications system to facility offenses involving children, according to federal court records.
The Pittsburg Public Safety spokesperson told KDKA that due to the ongoing case, no additional comment was provided.
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