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Jacksonville man accused of having sex with teen in Waffle House parking lot

Police say man traveled to South Florida to meet 16-year-old girl for sex

Ladarius Lane-Berry is accused of traveling from Jacksonville to Davie to have sex with a 16-year-old girl. She told police that he forced her to have sex with him in a Waffle House parking lot.

DAVIE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man is accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl to have sex with him in the parking lot of a Waffle House in South Florida.

Ladarius Lane-Berry, 25, was arrested Wednesday on charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and traveling for sex with a minor.

Davie police said the girl told them that she met Lane-Berry about a year ago on Facebook. She told police that she would periodically speak with Lane-Berry about meeting while he was in Miami-Dade County. She said the conversations were sexual in nature.

Among the conversations, according to a police report, Lane-Berry asked her if she was a virgin and if "she has had her cherry popped yet."

The girl told police that she finally met with Lane-Berry sometime in May 2015, when he tried to have sex with her in his car, but she pushed him off and told him that she didn't want to have sex with him.

In February, Lane-Berry apologized to her and told her that he "wanted to treat her right," the report said.

They met again last month, when Lane-Berry picked her up from school to take her to the beach, police said.

Instead, Lane-Berry drove her to the Waffle House on Southwest 148th Avenue and had sex with her in the back seat, the report said.

The girl, who was wearing a bathing suit, told him several times to stop, but he ignored her, the report said. He later apologized to her and asked to meet her again, but this time police were waiting for him, the report said.


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