OBSCENE COMMUNICATION USE COMPUTER SOLICIT PARENT GUARDIAN CONSENT
TRAVEL TO MEET AFTER USING COMPUTER
LEWD LASCIVIOUS BEHAVIOR – VICTIM AGE 12 TO 16
OBSCENE COMMUNICATION USE COMPUTER TO SEDUCE, SOLICIT, LURE CHILD
ABUSE OF A CHILD WITHOUT GREAT BODILY HARM
USE OF A COMPUTER TO SOLICIT A PARENT TO COMMIT SEX ACTS WITH A CHILD
TRAVELING TO SEDUCE/SOLICIT/ENTICE A CHILD TO COMMIT A SEX ACT.
TRANSMISSION OF MATERIAL HARMFUL TO MINORS (SENDER AND RECIPIENT IN STATE).
ATTEMPTED LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS BATTERY (VICTIM 12 OR OLDER LESS THAN 16).
UNLAWFUL USE OF A TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE
TRAVEL TO MEET A CHILD FOR SEX
INCLUDING CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY
USING A COMPUTER TO SEDUCE, ENTICE OR SOLICIT A CHILD AND TRAVELING TO MEET A MINOR TO ENGAGE IN UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONDUCT
Hundreds of men are arrested and accused of being potential pedophiles for supposedly soliciting children over the Internet or with smartphones. They are often charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex or transmission of indecent images. Most of these so called crimes are actually created by the police running sophisticated Internet sex stings. The police regularly entrap unsuspecting men who had no intention of having contact with a minor. The consequences of a conviction are horrible and State prison is called for under the Florida Sentencing Guidelines
Read these blogs and learn the truth about how these stings are conducted. He has been representing victims of these stings as far back as the TV show “To catch a predator”. Not all criminal defense lawyers have experience with these types of cases. If you are speaking with a defense attorney, demand a list of the sex sting clients he has actually represented. Demand to see the lawyer’s actual results. Many lawyers claim to have sex sting experience. Few actually do.
There are defenses to Sex Sting cases
There may be a good defense to your case. Every case is unique and underlying circumstances vary. Police entrapment is one of the most common. The police may have violated the law or ICAC standards and procedures. The police may have searched your home, your computer or your telephone without a search warrant. The police may have illegally accessed your computer with a secret program. The police may have tricked you into a confession. The police may have lied about the age of the chatter or sent a photograph of an adult to lure and seduce you. When your life is at stake…..Experience, Knowledge and Dedication Counts
Call an experienced sex sting defense lawyer and an attorney who is prepared to take sex sting cases to trial if necessary. Explore all your options.
Although there is no official press release yet, it appears another Internet sex sting is in process in Lake County. The best way to not get arrested is to not commit a crime. If you are on the Internet or using a social media dating application and anyone even hints that they are 12, 13 or 14 years old, terminate all texting or conversation and flag the ad. Everyone’s goal is to protect underage kids and kids should not be on dating sites. If someone indicates they are a child, do your part to get them off the Internet and report them.
HOW INTERNET SEX STING OPERATIONS WORK:
The police often do a bait and switch on the phone applications and Internet dating sites and try and convince otherwise law abiding people to chat with or meet with children. You see shows on television and media reports by law enforcement all the time reporting arrests of people who travel to meet a minor or solicit a minor for sex. Never chat or test with anyone that says they are underage no matter how tempting they are. I have never seen a case where there is a real parent or guardian on the Internet offering a daughter or son for sex. I have seen dozens of cases where the police put up ads suggesting “family fun” or “Taboo sex” and then in chats offer kids for sex. Do not do something stupid and even for a second think about hooking up with a child. Parents in the real world have parental controls on their kid’s computers and in the last ten years, I have not seen one case where there is a real child trying to hook up on any adult site. Do not get entrapped or talked into doing something you would otherwise never do. I have handled 29 Internet sex sting cases all over Central and Western Florida and never once have a seen an instance of a real child on the Internet. It is always the police.
TO AVOID INTERNET SEX STING INVOLVEMENT WHEN LOOKING FOR AN ADULT ON AN ADULT DATING SITE: IMMEDIATELY FLAG THE AD AND DISCONTINUE COMMUNICATION IF THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE A CHILD OR UNDER ADULT AGE.
There are really good reasons to avoid all contact with children on the Internet. You can get arrested for simply talking or sending a pic. You can be arrested for a “thought crime” and never actually traveling anywhere. Never send in inappropriate picture of your genitals to anyone, much less a child. You will get arrested, have a high bond set and be faced with lifetime registration as a sex offender. Your life can be ruined forever. The Internet is a minefield for lonely men.
If you think you are under investigation or a family member, a son, father or close relative has been arrested for:
USE OF COMPUTER TO SEDUCE/SOLICIT/ENTICE A CHILD,TRAVEL TO SEDUCE, SOLICIT, LURE A CHILD TO COMMIT A SEXUAL ACT, ATTEMPTED LEWD AND LACIVIOUS SEXUAL BATTERY UNDER the age of 12- 13- 14, USE OF COMPUTER SEDUCE SOLICIT LURE CHILD, DOMESTIC SEXUAL BATTERY VICTIM LESS THAN 12, UNLAWFUL USE OF TWO WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE, TRANSMISSION OF MATERIAL HARMFUL TO MINORS TO A MINOR, or ATTEMPTED CHILD MOLESTATION, call for a free consultation to discuss the situation Call 941 366 3506 to speak with an Internet sex crime lawyer