A Mayfield Heights man is accused of trying to seduce what he thought was a 12-year-old girl but turned out to be an agent for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Between Dec. 22, 2011, and April 26, 2012, 26-year-old Varun Trivedi chatted online with the person and repeatedly inquired about meeting her in person, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.
Trivedi also described the sexual acts he wanted to perform with the would-be victim, prosecutors said.
On April 26, 2012, Trivedi showed for the scheduled meeting with the girl. However, he was met by authorities and arrested without incident.
The following day, a search warrant was executed at Trivedi’s residence. A laptop computer, hard drive, passport and paperwork were seized as part of the investigation.
Trivedi was charged with five counts of importuning and one count each of attempted kidnapping, attempted rape and possession of criminal tools.
Trivedi's trial is scheduled to begin Thursday in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
Judge John Sutula will preside.