A former student pilot accused of stealing a plane from North Las Vegas Airport was arrested on Saturday, allegedly confessing during the flight he was a life-long pedophile who “had a weak moment,” KSNV reports.

According to ABC News, 27-year-old Evan Grant spent about an hour in the air, explaining to an air traffic controller he had done something he “could never take back” and was “just trying to enjoy what’s left of my last flight.” From KLAS-TV:

Pilot: “I’m a pedophile, Tony. I have been since I was 13.”

Grant goes on to say he did something to a friend’s child, something he has struggled to avoid throughout his life.

Pilot: “For 14 years, I tried everything I could to, to just change the way I think ... change ... I couldn’t do it. I don’t know how to do it.”

Upon landing, Grant was immediately arrested for grand larceny auto, but police say he now faces additional charges of lewdness with a minor under 14 years old.

[Image via KLAS-TV/North Las Vegas Police Department]