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15 Men Arrested In Polk Co. Undercover Sex Sting (Florida, skittles and condoms)
WFTV.com ^ | August 16, 2010

Posted on 08/16/2010 10:53:57 AM PDT by inflorida

POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- Fifteen men were arrested in an undercover sex sting in Polk County that spanned four days and ended Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies said the men wanted to have sex with children.

Deputies said the 15 men they arrested included an airline employee and a man who a sergeant recognized as his son's little league coach. "They're nasty individuals and they need to be exactly where we're putting them, in prison," Sheriff Grady Judd said.

The arrests made by the Polk County Sheriff's Office were men who answered ads on Craigslist. During the investigation, from Thursday, August 12, through Sunday, August 15, 2010, a total of 15 adult males were arrested and charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex (or related crimes).

The sheriff says the arrests prevented at least 15 children from being sexually abused.

"If we haven't arrested you this time, we'll get you the next time, because we're coming after you," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

It took four days for the sheriff's office, along with other local and state agencies, to round up 15 men who detectives said intended to have sex with children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old. The arrests included men like Robert Chan, from Pinellas County, who allegedly brought Skittles for a 13-year-old girl he was after.

"He made statements like, ‘What I want this little 13-year-old to do is do gymnastics while she's nude.’ That's sick," Sheriff Judd said.

Most of the men, between the ages of 18 and 67, were lured from Craigslist by detectives to an undercover home with cameras and computers.

(Excerpt) Read more at wftv.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: celebrateperversity; craigslist; culturalbreakdown; floriduh; pedophilia; sexualdegeneracy; stingoperation

1 posted on 08/16/2010 10:53:59 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: inflorida

They could be trampling on some groups freedom of religion here... thankfully!


2 posted on 08/16/2010 10:57:04 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: inflorida

3 posted on 08/16/2010 10:59:12 AM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: inflorida

All they have to do is convert to Islam and they’re safe.................


4 posted on 08/16/2010 11:00:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: inflorida

I’m amazed that this kind of sting still works, who hasn’t heard about cops pretending to be underage boys/girls on these sites? Oh well, I guess if you’re consumed with lust your mind isn’t thinking too clearly.


5 posted on 08/16/2010 11:01:09 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: inflorida

There is nothong wrong with whatthese men did! Mohammed the Prophets last wife was only 9 years old when he initiated sexual relations with her.So why not these guys too?( sarc.)


6 posted on 08/16/2010 11:02:22 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: inflorida

As a father of four (all under 13) and of one who lives in the Tampa Bay Area.....you do not want to be reading this in your local news.

I am happy that the Polk Co Sheriff’s office is on the ball.

As for those who got nabbed.....you guys are going to be VERY POPULAR in prison. Just relax fellas, I hear it only hurts if you tense up.


7 posted on 08/16/2010 11:03:58 AM PDT by TheShaz
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To: inflorida; Red Badger; All

Pedophilia? Just another lifestyle...another cultural belief. Stop being such a cultural imperialist!

After all they marry little girls proudly and openly in that paradise called Gaza:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BRzhB1BjKQ&feature=channel


8 posted on 08/16/2010 11:04:15 AM PDT by eleni121 (Thank you J-LO for canceling your Turk gig - decent human beings don't sing for rapist Muslim Turks)
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To: trapped_in_LA
Oh well, I guess if you’re consumed with lust your mind isn’t thinking too clearly.

It's not called one of the Seven Deadly Sins for nothing,that's for sure!
9 posted on 08/16/2010 11:04:45 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Candor7
"I neva' have sex with miners', too hard to get that coaldust out'a' your sheets!"
10 posted on 08/16/2010 11:05:00 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: inflorida
charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex

Huh? The Mann act on steroids?

No requirement to cross those pesky state lines, no requirement that you transport the minors or pay for their transport, all you need to do is drive your own car or ride a bus suspiciously?

Apparently arranging a meeting for sex with a minor is A-OK, but driving to it isn't?

Sooooo, if one of these miscreants arranged to have the tyke come to them, it would be legal?

*cue twilight zone theme*

11 posted on 08/16/2010 11:07:32 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 569 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: inflorida
“and a man who a sergeant recognized as his son's little league coach”

Uh oh!

My dad told me that it is no wonder you find these sorts of people in positions where they have access to kids, because normal people cannot STAND kids!

12 posted on 08/16/2010 11:08:00 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: inflorida

If they wanted sex with children, they should consider democratic legislators. Most of them are basically children.


13 posted on 08/16/2010 11:13:33 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: DonaldC

I wonder how many of these perpetators have been protected by Planned Parenthood in the past? Planned Parenthood certainly wouldn’t alert the police if any of these sickos brought a girl in for a forced abortion.


14 posted on 08/16/2010 11:13:35 AM PDT by Inclines to the Right (www.maafa21.com)
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To: inflorida

Geez - what a bunch of dangerous morons. Hunting Craigslist for underage sex partners? SKITTLES? The behavior is too creepy and disgusting to be funny; it sure makes you shake your head at the pure idiocy.


15 posted on 08/16/2010 11:17:25 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: trapped_in_LA
I’m amazed that this kind of sting still works, who hasn’t heard about cops pretending to be underage boys/girls on these sites?

Welcome to the internet: Where the men are men, the women are men too, and the children are FBI agents.

16 posted on 08/16/2010 11:17:41 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: KarlInOhio

17 posted on 08/16/2010 11:33:37 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 569 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: inflorida

What do you suppose was in the original ad?


18 posted on 08/16/2010 11:45:25 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: JRios1968

Beat me to it......


19 posted on 08/16/2010 11:51:39 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: null and void

“Huh? The Mann act on steroids?”

The Mann Act requires an actual female vicitm, I believe. So these newer laws designed catch internet predators certainly seem broader.

“No requirement to cross those pesky state lines...”

The Mann Act is federal law, these newer laws are state laws.

“Apparently arranging a meeting for sex with a minor is A-OK, but driving to it isn’t?”

Actually showing up demonstrates intent more than internet chat does.

“Sooooo, if one of these miscreants arranged to have the tyke come to them, it would be legal?”

That does not follow at all. The existence of a law criminalizing one specific behavior does not impute, logically, either criminality or legality to other specific behaviors.


20 posted on 08/16/2010 11:59:34 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Inclines to the Right

Really? I’ve never heard of forced abortions where Planned Parenthood was involved.

I searched the internet using “Planned Parenthood forced abortions” and that didn’t come up with anything either.

Can you tell me where to turn to find out more about Planned Parenthood forced abortions?


21 posted on 08/16/2010 12:04:24 PM PDT by imfleck
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To: swain_forkbeard

True. But I find this the moral equivalent of charging someone who shoots up a dance club with “discharging a firearm within city limits”.

Sorta misses the real crime, doesn’t it?

(OTOH, I bet it allows the cops to seize the car without due process, hold the car for extortionate towing and storage penalties and/or sell it at auction as a revenue source)...


22 posted on 08/16/2010 12:06:02 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 569 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: allmendream
My dad told me that it is no wonder you find these sorts of people in positions where they have access to kids

I read a book that interviewed various long term cops. One investigated these kinds of crimes. I vivdly remember some key points.

Most often, friends/associates/relatives of the pedophiles are surpised to find out that they are a pedophile - these sleazy ones are masters at hiding it.

Also, that pedophiles decide at an early age that they like young ones - they will often base their lifestyles and careers around their perversion - thus, they become priests, pastors, teachers, coaches, etc. to spin their web around the venues of children.

Also, look out for the teacher, coach, cop, etc. who is TOO cool around children/teenagers - they have X-boxes, Itunes, sports cars - they know the latist lingo and fashions - even when they do not have kids of their own! - comments by parents/associates will be "he is so great with kids"

FWIW

23 posted on 08/16/2010 1:07:37 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( Where is Hugh Series?)
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To: trapped_in_LA
I’m amazed that this kind of sting still works, who hasn’t heard about cops pretending to be underage boys/girls on these sites?

Amazing, isn't it? Yet it's like shooting fish in a barrel.

24 posted on 08/16/2010 1:11:25 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: imfleck

Planned Parenthood is pro-rape. They are against parental notification and one of their excuses is “what if her father is the one molesting her?!” Um, he’d be exposed and convicted for his crime. Instead, the staff at numerous PP offices have been caught on tape encouraging minors to lie about their age, the age of their sexual partners, and the nature of their sexual relationship.

When Planned Parenthood covers up a sexual molestation and violates law by NOT REPORTING IT TO THE AUTHORITIES, they have let a molester continue to do his deeds.


25 posted on 08/16/2010 2:04:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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