Operation e-Guardian..More Arrests Coming in Tampa Sex Sting

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More Arrests Coming in Tampa Sex Sting

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement ran another Internet sex sting last week October 2013 in Tampa and more arrests are expected over the next few days.  They claim they are arresting Internet child sex predators and publicly in their news releases claim that they are protecting children.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  The truth is that they are creating internet crimes to boost statistics, make arrests and seize vehicles.  In this latest sting they intend to arrest people who merely chatted or talked on the phone and did not even travel to meet anyone.  There is no end to the length the cops will go to create a crime. 

Who is really doing the solicitation and seducing

In reality, it is law enforcement that is in the business of seducing men into talking, chatting, sexting and traveling.  The police are still thick on the social media websites like the sex hookup site “Craigslist Casual Encounters”.  Most if not all of the people arrested were adults looking for adults.  The police will engage someone in chat and then say “I am only 14, I hope that is ok”?  If someone on the Internet ever says that, terminate all contact. The simple answer is to avoid trying to hookup on Craigslist Casual Encounters.  If the girl even hints she is underage, hang up, walk away, shut up and have no contact whatsoever.  If someone responds and says “I don’t have much experience” terminate all contact.  The best way to avoid arrest is to not commit a crime.  Never travel to meet anyone under 18.  Never send a picture of your penis to anyone on the Internet, particularly if they claim to be underage

Is it a cop answering your Ad?

In the past, it was the police posting on Backpage and Craigslist.  Now the police are answering adult ads, sucking people in and then doing their bait and switch pretending to be 15 year old girls.  Men looking for a prostitute or escort on Backpage now have to worry about being tricked into meeting a minor.  FDLE Supervising Agent Chuck McMullen was quoted in the press as saying they are “looking to arrest people who expressed interest in having sex with a child online but did not show up”.  The FDLE will arrest you if you even talk or think about it.  We now have “thought police” who will arrest you for even thinking about a minor.  Keep your thoughts to yourself.  Stay off the Internet.  As a sex sting lawyer, I have handled dozens of these types of cases.  Innocent young men are being tricked into becoming criminals by police determined to make phony arrests to inflate their statistics.  Let me hear what you think about this latest sting?  You can call for a free consultation or visit one of my three offices in Sarasota , Ft. Myers or Punta Gorda

media links:

http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/64CD7CCC24DF603285257C0B006C9684

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/10/21/_15_men_arrested_in_.html

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/341262/8/FDLE-child-sex-sting-nets-15-arrests

http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_hillsborough/Operation-E-Guardian-busts-men-trying-to-meeting-kids-for-sex-in-Hillsborough-County-location-#88467767-1

http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/fdle-operation-arrests-15-solicitation

Cops in Manatee at it again on Sex sting Craigslist Casual Encounters?

shhhh its a secret!!! – w4m (bradenton)

Am seeking a man at least 35 or older who would like to be fwb with a very young girl. I need a man who wants to try anything and has a very sick/twisted mind. I am ready to please my man but it must be kept a very tight secret between the two of us. Please email me if you want to know what I have to offer. You know who you are if you are a little different than all the other guys. Interested in different things, that’s what I’m for. Email me please.

Is this a cop trolling and trying to set up a sex sting or is it legit?  Either way the best thing is to never go on Craigslist trying to hook up, even with an adult.  Do not even think of hooking up with an underage person, male or female.  The best way to not need a criminal defense attorney is to not commit a crime.  Young girls don’t want to hook up with older men.  Cops trying to entrap people make a living hooking up with stupid men.

As a criminal defense attorney I can tell you… do not even think of having sex with anyone under 18 years of age.  Did you ever hear the term jail bait.  The police, ICAC and the Central Florida Task Force out of Polk County run stings every month.  Hundreds of men have fallen for this bait.  They arrest you.  The take and forfeit your car.  They ruin your life.

There is a simple answer.  Do not have sex with a minor

Do not even think about it.  Never talk about it.  No!  No!  No!

If you are reading this too late….Call for a free consultation.

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How do I know you are not a cop?

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I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that statement in reviewing the emails, texts and calls in Internet Sting cases.  As  a Sarasota criminal defense lawyer I have handled sex sting cases in Sarasota, Manatee, Polk, Seminole and Lee Counties.  For some reason, people have the mistaken belief that if they ask someone if they are a cop, the undercover cop has to tell the truth.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  The police acting in an undercover capacity absolutely can lie.  I see this in drug trafficking cases, traveling to meet a minor cases and Internet solicitation cases.  In almost every sex sting case I handle, I see over and over the same thing in the chat strings.  Why do people believe they have to tell the truth?  Who knows?

The police regularly do all kinds of things to trick people into solicitation cases and traveling cases.  They send suggestive pictures.  They invite people over with sexy chats and emails.  They tell them to bring condoms.  They tell them to bring drugs.  This is how they catch people.  In many of the cases, it absolutely in entrapment but it takes a skilled experienced attorney to develop the evidence and get the case dismissed on win it in a jury trial.  The big problem is most people do not have the money to hire a good experienced criminal lawyer.  In most of the traveling cases, the State as a part of a plea offer wants at least 42 months in prison followed by sex offender registration and sex offender probation.  A sentence like that will ruin your life forever.  If a loved one has been busted in one of the operations like Green Shepherd in Bradenton or Operation Intercept in Sarasota and their case is still pending be sure they have real adequate representation.  Unfortunately the public defender has an enormous caseload.  They are good lawyers but terribly overworked.  Call today for a free consultation. (941) 366-3506

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130220/BREAKING/130229979
http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_sarasota_manatee/30-people-arrested-in-sarasota-county-child-sex-sting-operation

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/22610627/2013/06/17/41-nabbed-in-polk-county-online-sex-sting

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130702/ARTICLES/130709910
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2013-03-20/child-sex-sting-nets-15-arrests-st-johns-county#
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2013/07/south_florida_men_arrested_in.php

Federal Sex Sting nabs 255 Suspects

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There was a huge nationwide Federal Sex Sting that culminated in arrests all over the United States, including some arrests in Puerto Rico.  Fifty five people were arrested in Florida making it one of the principal targeted areas.  The sex sting was called ‘Operation IGuardian’ and focused on child pornography.  It targeted men who were taking pictures of children and exchanging them on the Internet.  Often the sharing of child pornography involves the use of peer to peer file sharing programs where suspects actually allow other people access to their collection by giving out passwords.  Why have the Federal authorities targeted sex crimes?  The reason is because the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are incredibly tough and if arrested by the Feds for transmitting child pornography a person faces a minimum five years in Federal prison, often more.

As a Florida sex sting lawyer I have handled cases in both the Florida State Courts and the Federal Courts.  There is a huge difference in penalties and law enforcement knows that if they file the case in Federal Court they have a tremendous advantage.  In the past, the Federal Authorities were not involved in a lot of stings.  That has all changed and now Federal Agencies are going full bore after people for possessing kiddie porn (child pornography).  They are also targeting people for traveling to meet a minor or luring a minor into traveling to meet an adult.

As a former Federal Prosecutor and 25 year veteran criminal defense attorney I can honestly tell you that if you get arrested and indicted on Federal charges you really need to mount a real credible defense or you are looking at years in prison and a lifetime of sex offender registration.  You don’t want to be labeled a child predator.

Not all criminal defense lawyers practice regularly in Federal Court.  The laws and the rules are different and the unsuspecting inexperienced lawyer has no real chance of success taking on the most powerful government on the planet.  The Feds have unlimited resources, unlimited money and unlimited manpower.  The laws and the rules are stacked in their favor and unless your lawyer knows the system you are headed for a huge problem.

If you or a loved one are under investigation for child pornography, or if an arrest is coming, call for a free consultation.  Sometimes it is possible to negotiate with prosecutors before you are charged.  If you are arrested on Federal charges you may be detained without bond.  Act now.

You can visit my web page at thesexoffenderdefender.com to review my qualifications or call me in Sarasota 941 366 3506 or in Ft. Myers at 239 334 8890

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