Man Impersonates Twilight Actor to Lure Girls

David LaVera was arrested by police in Iowa after allegedly impersonating an actor from the Twilight movies in order to lure underage girls. He was caught driving with 14-year-old Raven Adams, who has accused him of molesting her.

LaVera, 33, who works as a stuntman, was posing as 24-year-old actor Kiowa Gordon in the small Iowa town of Newton. His act was apparently so convincing that two area middle schools invited him to sign autographs for students and fans.

Adams told KCCI that she began sending messages with LaVera on Facebook and arranged a meeting with him at a park. From the Des Moines Register:

The complaint states LaVera told the victim he was an actor in the movie series "Twilight," and used his celebrity status to entice the girl. LaVera and the victim met at a park in Baxter, according to the complaint. While there, LaVera touched the girl inappropriately and then lured her into his vehicle, the complaint states. The two then drove around the Baxter area until someone stopped the vehicle and helped the victim out of the vehicle, according to the complaint.

According to the NBC affiliate in Des Moines, after Adams was rescued, LaVera sped off and was quickly pulled over by police, who found two swords and several daggers in his vehicle. He has been charged by police with enticing a minor, carrying weapons, and failure to have a valid driver's license.

[Image via Jasper County Sheriff's Office]