New Mexico Man Convicted Of Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Texas Teen

Kelli Wiese
May 02, 2019 - 2:01 pm

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A federal jury found 32-year-old Royce Wade Lander of Continental Divide, New Mexico guilty of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas says Lander picked up the girl at a truck stop near Amarillo.

Investigators say he drove her hundreds of miles along I-40 into New Mexico, where he sexually assaulted her until she was able to escape.

Lander could face up to life in federal prison.