A Massachusetts man is facing criminal charges after police say he tried to lure a 15-year-old girl for sex - but that he called them himself after the girl's father came after him.
Prosecutors at Brockton District Court say the suspect, 24-year-old Mischael Celestin, also of Brockton, sent several explicit text messages to the teen, then brought a backpack full of condoms and alcohol to meet up with her, but that the person who showed up instead was her dad.
According to court documents we obtained, Celestin allegedly was "saying things like 'I don't care' when she told him she was only 15 years old," going on to write, "'I'll buy you anything you want,'" and even writing, "'I would like to have your baby.'"
So when the girl's father made the disturbing discovery, he took charge with texts of his own.
"I was mad, I was very mad, definitely," the girl's father told us exclusively. "I was texting him back for a while and he thought it was her."
Soon they set up a meeting on Sunday, and Celestin allegedly went to Ash Street hoping to meet his 15-year-old victim.
"I was screaming at him. I called him pervert and asked did he know her age," her father recalled.
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Celestin then ran off, dropping his backpack filled with Hennessy and condoms, and then found his own way to authorities, according to police.
"He called the police on his cell just to get his backpack back, and ended up getting arrested for it," the victim's father said.
Police say that before all of this, Celestin had grabbed and kissed the girl. He's facing multiple charges, including indecent assault.
He's currently out on bail, but wearing a court-ordered GPS monitoring device and is ordered to stay away from minors. He's due back in court in November.
He declined to speak with us.