MARION COUNTY, Fla. -- Sheriff's deputies in Marion County have arrested a Belleview man for solicitation of a minor.
62-year-old Kenneth Devore was arrested Wednesday night around 10 p.m. on charges of interference with child custody, solicitation of a minor, and conspiracy to commit lewd and lascivious battery.
The young victim says he met Devore more than once to have sex. During one meeting, Devore allegedly paid for an airline ticket for the victim to travel to New York. Port Authority police found the victim and sent him back to Florida.
Wednesday, Devore traveled to a hotel off I-75 in Ocala where he was taken into custody by detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
The victim told detectives, "Devore said in Ohio, he had sex with a 13-year-old boy and that he also had sex with a 14-year-old boy in his current neighborhood."
Detectives say Devore admitted to them he made that statement. Detectives also say Devore admitted that he took one of the victims into his bedroom for sex.