Are the Police in Sarasota running another police sting trying to entrap people? Who knows?
There are some ads running on Craigslist Casual Encounters that really look suspicious. One of these ads has a post in the “adult” only w4m section that says “Family Fun time”. The ad goes on to say “I have a unique situation here that is not for everyone. Serious Inquires only. Dad +3 hit me up if you are interested”. For some reason, Craigslist has not flagged this ad. It is one of two things. It is either an ad suggesting sex with a minor which is illegal or it is a post by police that will try and engage a person in emails or texts about sex with minors. The best way to not get arrested is to not commit a crime. Never engage in texts or email with a minor. Do not do it. If you respond to a suggestive ad that even remotely suggests sex with a minor, notify law enforcement and flag it on Craigslist. You may think you are in an adult site looking to hookup with an adult. Do not continue to converse with any person that even hints they are a minor. Do not unintentionally commit a crime.
There is another ad running on Craigslist right now captioned Home Alone Again. This is either a child or an undercover police officer. Never, no never respond to an ad like this. Do not let simple curiosity get the best of you. This ad suggests travel to Orlando. Never, no never travel to meet a minor for anything. Do not do anything illegal. Minors do not advertise on the Internet. Only police post ads suggesting sex with a minor.
The best way to stay out of trouble is to not commit a crime. Never, no never converse with anyone that could even remotely by a minor. As a Sex Sting Lawyer, the best advice I can give you is to not commit a crime. If the people posting these ads are real, they should be arrested.
There is another ad running now called “Off the beaten Path”. If you are a law abiding citizen and have no interest in children, keep it that way. Get off Craigslist and get a life. Sex is a terrible temptation and never give into temptation to have sex of any type with a minor.
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