They just keep coming. The Stings keep running week after and apparently the men keep falling for the same bait and switch police tactics. There were two combined operations in central Florida. Operation Cyber Summer and Operation Safe Summer netted a total of 30 men between the ages of 17 and 75 once again including suspects from Seminole County and other nearby Orlando areas, and one from as far away as Palm Beach.
Many arrested on Sex Offender Probation Violations
A new wrinkle added was a coordinated law enforcement effort where investigators did what they refer to as compliance checks, doing home visits on registered sex offenders and men on sex offender probation. The deputies, FDLE agents and probation officers checked cell phones and tablets for suspicious or illegal activity. If you are a registered sex offender or are on probation there are certain restrictions on what you can and cannot do. People on probation do not have the same rights and expectations of privacy as others. Some offenders are not allowed to have computers, smart phones and or access to the Internet. Each case and each defendant is different but the police arrested 19 men on technical violations unrelated to actual new contacts with minors. Sex Offender Probation is sometimes a terrible trap and is extremely difficult to successfully complete.
In the perfect world probation leads to rehabilitation. In the real world they want you to fail
The truth is that if you are on sex offender probation, don’t screw up on anything.
You have to be familiar with all of the conditions of registration and follow them strictly. Law enforcement is just looking for a reason to put you in jail. Some Sheriffs base their re-election on getting good press hammering sex offenders and getting good press. Dot every “I” and cross every “t” when it comes to your sex offender registration form. Know the details of sex offender probation and follow them to the letter. If you get rearrested or have a violation in the process, call a sex sting lawyer.
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