VIRGINIA (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh firefighter accused of trying to meet a 10-year-old girl and her mom in Virginia for sex appeared in court.
On Monday in Virginia, Brian Kosanovich waived his preliminary and detention hearings and accepted a court-appointed lawyer.READ MORE: Thousands To Be Vaccinated At Western Pennsylvania's Largest Single-Day Clinic
The FBI’s criminal complaint says Kosanovich was willing to travel to engage in sexual conduct with a minor.
The criminal complaint details the conversations, which began in November, between Kosanovich and who he thought was a mother and her 10-year-old daughter in Virginia.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Are Relief Payments Bad For The Economy?
He was allegedly on social media sites looking to connect with a mother and her 10-year-old daughter, asking explicit questions and permission to do things to the girl.
After lengthy discussions on these sites, Kosanovich set up a time to meet the girl and her mom — who was actually an FBI investigator.
He was arrested on Feb. 18 at a Chili’s restaurant in Virginia.MORE NEWS: Law Enforcement Surround Home In Burgettstown, Man Eventually Taken Into Custody
He has been removed from duty in Pittsburgh and placed on unpaid administrative leave, pending an investigation.