Courts & Crime

Miami trial explores drowning children fetish

To satisfy his sexual perversion, Jeffrey Doland flew to Miami to meet Kathy, a woman he met online who agreed to let him forcibly dunk her two young girls in a pool or bathtub ``until the bubbles stop rising,'' prosecutors say.

Not so, say Doland's defense attorneys -- they countered that the lonely tech worker was simply spinning Internet fiction in hopes of wooing a new love.

Neither side disputes this: There was no Kathy. And no preteen daughters named Kelly and Sam.

Doland was actually chatting with an undercover U.S. Secret Service agent and flew to Miami from his home in Ohio in July 2007 before he was hauled away in handcuffs.

His trial began Monday -- and the details left some jurors wide-eyed.

Read the complete story at the miamiherald.com

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