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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, September 6, 2001

Man accused of luring teen to Hawai'i for sex

By David Waite
Advertiser Staff Writer

A 30-year-old state library worker from Kalihi is facing federal charges for allegedly posing as a 17-year-old boy over the Internet to lure a 14-year-old girl to Hawai'i in hopes of having sex with her.

Lando Millare was arrested yesterday by FBI and U.S. Customs agents as well as Honolulu police officers. He was charged under a section of federal law that makes it illegal to travel with the intent to have sex with a juvenile.

Daniel Dzwilewski, special agent in charge of the Honolulu FBI field office, said Millare's arrest resulted from efforts of the Internet Crimes Against Children task force.

The task force is a cooperative effort between the FBI, Customs Service, Honolulu Police Department and the Hawai'i attorney general's office. It targets sexual offenses against children that involve use of the Internet.

According to an affidavit filed in federal court, Millare began an e-mail relationship with the girl, from Medford, Ore., about a year ago. He devised a scheme to make the girl's parents believe that she would be staying with a doctor and his teenage daughter in Hawai'i, the affidavit said.

Millare sent the girl airline tickets, and she flew June 19 from Oregon to Los Angeles, where he met her and accompanied her to Hawai'i.

When the girl failed to call home to report that she had arrived safely, her father called Honolulu police. An officer found the girl at Millare's home, and she confessed that the story about the doctor and his daughter was fabricated to deceive her parents, according to the affidavit.

The girl returned to Oregon.

State librarian Virginia Lowell said last night that Millare works as a library assistant at the Kane‘ohe public library. As far as she knew, Lowell said the alleged activities were done at Millare’s home and not at the library or on library computers. Millare could not be reached to comment.