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Convicted sex offender who approached a child with cookies, condoms in his pocket had done online searches about raping a little girl: Report

An Indiana man arrested in June after he approached an 8-year-old girl and then gave police a fake name is now facing federal charges.

WFIE reports that police responded to a call in June from a resident in Evansville who reportedly saw Brian Williamson speaking over a fence to an 8-year-old girl who was sitting on a trampoline. The neighbor reportedly said in a 911 call that the suspect was holding a phone and may have taken photos of the girl.

According to a June report, Williamson, a convicted sex offender, was still speaking to the girl when police arrived and approached him. Williamson allegedly told police he did not have any ID on him and gave officers a fake name. Police reportedly found that Williamson had cookies, condoms, and a box cutter in his pocket.

Once authorities identified the suspect, they reportedly found that he had previous offenses as a sex offender targeting children, and that he was required to register a sex offender.

Authorities have since obtained a search warrant for Williamson’s phone, and reportedly found child pornography along with an internet search for the phrase “How to rape a little girl.”

Williamson is currently facing federal charges: including failing to register as a sex offender andpossession of sexually explicit material involving minors. The 8-year-old girl he approached in June appears to have been unharmed.

The suspect is due in court on Friday.

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[Feature image: Brian Williamson/ Vanderburgh County Jail]