Law Enforcement still at it running Sex Stings in Walton and Osceola County in the last week of November. The latest ploys involve cops posing as parents offering their kids for hookups on the Social Media sites and Chat rooms. The ads they post usually say something like “Single mom wants help with her attractive daughter” or “Open minded single dad wants daughter to learn”. If you see an ad like this or anything close, it is absolutely an undercover sex sting operation. Never respond to any advertisement or text or chat that suggests offering an underage person for sex. Do not get entrapped by this type of police conduct. The best way to avoid an arrest is to not commit a crime no matter how tempting the police make it appear.
The simple fact is, parents do not offer their children for sex and single moms do not need your help teaching their daughters about sex. The police in Polk and Osceola County and the officers involved in the ICAC operations run these sex stings over and over and the arrests still keep coming. They have an incentive. The various Counties get massive Federal funding and need to produce statistics and results to justify the money they get. They get to forfeit the cars they seize and find it much easier to create a crime by entrapping innocent people on the Internet.
Sex is Bait and these cops are masters at manipulating otherwise law abiding citizens into traveling to meet a minor. It is a crime to solicit a minor or a person posing as a parent of a minor so do not under any circumstances reply to any chat or text that even remotely suggests such a sexual encounter. As a Florida sex crime lawyer I have handled dozens of these cases in Counties throughout South and Central Florida. They are tough battles but not impossible to win. You start off with public opinion against you. Read the comments on the Media articles and you will see how terribly misplaced public opinion really is. If you or a loved one have been charged in a sex sting and want to discuss your options, call me at 941 366 3506 or for more information, visit my website at www.sexstinglawyer.com