Another Sex Sting November 11th 2014 in Seminole County

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Another Sex Sting November 11th in Seminole County in only 3 days
They are at it again, sex sting in Seminole County. In the recently announce sting the operation changed a little. Instead of meeting at a take down house, the police set up a meeting at a gas station. The latest sting netted only two arrests, down substantially from the previous average of twenty arrests. Waco, Texas had an internet sex sting November 5, 2014 that netted 20 suspects.The police are now using interactive phone applications for underage child sex stings and in some instances the police actually contact men who are not even remotely looking for minors. The police are also placing ads on in the adult “escort” section, craigslist and KIK. After engaging men and making appointments, in classic bait and switch, they change the age to 15.
I have now handled over twenty of these sting cases and it is interesting to follow the change in technique by the undercover officers. What amazes me is that in every single case, the man asks if “this is a set up”. There is a misconception that the police have to tell the truth when asked. Duh! Why do you think they call them undercover cops? Of course they say it is not a set up.
In these sex sting operations,the police are becoming more and more desperate in their efforts to entrap otherwise law abiding citizens. Here is a news bulletin. There are no real hot young girls on the Internet looking to hook up with older men. All of them are cops…Yes, all of them…Believe me.
If you are a young man and are looking to hook up with a young woman (not someone underage) do it the old fashioned way. Walk up to a woman. Introduce yourself. Ask to go to coffee. Ask her out for a date. I now am defending a dozen men who fell for the bait and switch. Think twice….no think even more than that….Do not think with your other head.
If you are reading this too late, there still may be hope. I have been successful in many sex sting cases in getting the charges reduced for young men who made a stupid mistake. There are other offenses in underage child sex stings that do not result in sex offender registration or sex offender probation. Not all criminal defense lawyers are familiar with the Internet sex sting defenses. You don’t want to use a family lawyer or a DUI lawyer for something this serious.
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No Trick or Treat for Sex Offenders

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No Trick or Treat for Sex Offenders

Incredibly, In Lee County, dozens of law enforcement officers and deputies were assigned to investigating registered sex offender to see if they were participating in Halloween trick or treat.  Do the police have nothing better to do?  They wanted the sex offenders to keep their lights off and make sure they were not giving out candy.  This is absolutely ridiculous and an enormous waste of valuable police manpower.  This only fuels the paranoia associated with the myth that sex offenders prey on neighbor kids.  The truth is that most sex offenders are relatives and most sex offenses occur within the house.  “Stranger Danger” is a total misconception.

No sex offenders were arrested for giving out candy.  What a joke!  As a sex crime lawyer ,I am all too familiar with the extremes the police will go to in order to re-arrest someone who is already in their sites.  Sex offenders are humans too and many of the men have been convicted of victimless crimes.  They have a tough enough life just finding a place to live and someplace to work.  As a criminal lawyer it sickens me to see these guys being picked on when they are simply trying to comply with sex offender probation and get through the rest of their life. As a Sex Crimes Lawyer, handling internet sex stings, I have been involved with cases in Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Charlotte and Lee counties. If you, your brother, your father, your husband, your friend or a family member has been arrested for a crime involving a child and need questions answered call me Peter D. Aiken, today for a free consultation in Sarasota 941 966 3506 or Sean O’Halloran in Ft Myers 239 334 8890.