Predator sting nabs suspect
A Honolulu man who allegedly attempted to lure a Michigan boy to Hawaii to have sex with him was arrested yesterday at Honolulu Airport by agents of the state attorney general's office, the Michigan attorney general said.
The report was not immediately confirmed by the Hawaii attorney general.
Agents arrested Jason Scott Neu, 42, of Honolulu on charges of sexually abusive activity involving a child and using a computer to commit a crime, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said. Both offenses carry penalties of 20 years in prison.
Neu believed that he was chatting online with a 14-year-old boy, the Michigan official said. He was actually exchanging messages with an undercover agent.
Neu allegedly convinced the person he thought was a boy to come to Honolulu and sent him an airline ticket for that purpose.
When he went to the airport to meet the supposed boy, he was arrested by Hawaii officials.
A hearing to extradite Neu to Michigan will be heard later this week, the Michigan official said, but no details were provided.
Cox urged parents to check their children's computers to see if they have been corresponding with anyone named Neu or "neujason." If such contacts are found, parents are asked to provide the information to the Michigan office at (313) 456-0180.