According to police documents, a Mississippi man thought he was making a birthday trip to Tennessee to rape an infant in a hotel room.
Dennis Allen Gaal, 49, was detained by Chattanooga State Police on Tuesday.
According to an affidavit acquired by WTVC, Gaal talked with a Federal Bureau of Investigation undercover agent on the Telegram app on November 17.
Gaal represented himself as a “contract chef for an offshore hiring company,” and stated that his “age of attraction is 0-12” but “can be older if look younger,” according to the investigation.
Gaal claimed he felt safe using the Telegram app and was hesitant to join other groups “for fear of being caught.”
The agent mentioned having sexual contact with a 10-month-old boy.
It wouldn’t hurt (the baby), but I’d like to play (sexually). “‘Would be a dream come true,'” and “‘ Would love to see if it happens,'” According to the affidavit, Gaal responded.
When the agent informed Allen that he was from Tennessee, he remarked, “Looks like I may have to take a trip to Tennessee sometime soon.”
They swapped phone numbers, and Gaal began texting the number to set up a meeting. This enabled agents to check his phone number, revealing Gaal’s name and the fact that he had previously been convicted of assaulting a kid he babysat in 2000.
“Gaal stated that there were three boys he molested between the ages of 2 and 4,” according to the affidavit. “Gaal stated that he molested the boys ‘all while awake most of the time.'”
According to the article, Gaal stated that “it all started” with his 2-year-old nephew, and that he assaulted the youngster for three years.
On November 20, Gaal asked the agent where they were in Tennessee. According to the report, Gaal responded, “That sounds awesome.” I can hardly wait. This is shaping up to be the nicest vacation I’ve ever taken.”
Gaal then booked two rooms at the Hotel Chalet (previously the Chattanooga Choo Choo), sending the booking confirmation screenshot to the agency.
According to the complaint, Allen gave the agent an image of five infant outfits and an elephant rattle on December 5.
Allen arrived at the hotel on Monday, his 49th birthday. Agents arrested and booked him there.