There has been no official announcement but every indication is that there has been a recent Internet Sex Sting in Lee County.
Many times the police delay announcing arrests to keep the sex sting operation a secret.
Recently, in Bradenton, they held all the people arrested in one cell unit and denied them an opportunity to use a telephone to call relatives or a lawyer. That may be what is happening in Lee County. The stings are getting more sophisticated and the police no longer rely on ads posted on Backpage.com or Craigslist. That may be what is happening in Lee County. The stings are getting more sophisticated and the police no longer rely on ads posted on Backpage.com or Craigslist For example, if you have a profile on Meetme.com and you are looking for an adult female between 18 and 24, you may get a hit or a response from an undercover detective. When you return the contact, if it is police sting operation, the responder may say something like “I hope you are not mad at me, I am really only 14”. The police will then go on the try and talk you into traveling to meet them with suggestive comments hinting at sex. The best way to not get arrested is to not commit a crime. As an Experienced Sex Crime Law Firm with attorneys that have years of experience,
Here are a few important rules to follow:
Never chat with a minor on the Internet, about anything.
Never, no never, travel to meet a minor, even out of curiosity.
Never, no never, send a sexually explicit pic to a minor.
Demand proof of age for any consensual sexual encounter.
You can believe nothing when it comes to the Internet
If a son, brother, father or friend or relative has been arrested….Do not give up hope. We may be able to get the bail bond reduced or more importantly keep your loved one from becoming a registered sex offender for life.
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