Operation Grand Slam lands 128 in Slammer in Polk County

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Peter D Aiken
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Grady Judd is at it again wasting precious law enforcement resources chasing men and women seeking consensual sex for money. The world’s oldest profession is targeted in Polk. It makes great press for Grady. I wonder how many burglaries were committed while the police were arresting and processing 128 people mostly for attempting to have consensual sex.

How many cars were stolen? How many old folks were defrauded?

How many checks were stolen from mailboxes? How many domestic batteries were committed?

As a criminal defense lawyer, but more importantly as a taxpayer, it offends me to see manpower wasted on basically creating misdemeanor prosecutions for something like prostitution.

Prostitution should be legal.
In most civilized advanced countries it is. Out of 128 arrests, only one was for questionable “human trafficking”. Most of the women involved and all of the men offering money for sex were seeking a simple business transaction. An hour or so of “companionship” for a handful of money is all that was sought. That has been going on for all of time and as long as there are women and men, it will continue.
The Internet has taken women off the streets and mostly eliminated pimps. The oldest profession has become a lot more civilized and in my opinion it is a total waste of time for cops to burn up valuable man hours simply to create publicity for the Sheriff. If anything, legalized prostitution would decrease rape and child molestation. The real way to reduce crime is to make fewer things a crime.
There were four men arrested for traveling to meet a minor. Those are serious felony charges. It will be interesting to see if they were really looking for minors or whether or not the detectives were doing the basic bait and switch suggesting or offering a minor.
Time will tell.


Another Child Porn Sex Sting in Polk

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Another Child Porn Sex Sting in Polk 2015
Just as I predicted, Grady Judd, the Sheriff in Polk County has run another Child Porn Sex Sting. Law enforcement is phasing down the typical Internet Sex Stings and focusing more on running pro-active Internet child pornography stings. In the most recent one, in February of 2015 twelve people were arrested and charged with various child pornography offenses. One of the men was so desperate he took his own life as police were approaching. It is sad that some people are so afraid of being arrested that they are willing to kill themselves for simply looking at pictures. In most of the cases, search warrants were executed. The latest operation dubbed Child Shield I was as usual kicked off with a Grady Judd press dog and pony show.
In the recent porn sex sting, a number of the arrests involved the use of the KIK cell phone application. In almost every case, the search warrant resulted in the seizure of additional evidence that will be the subject of forensic analysis. In one case, law enforcement found burned hard drives where one of the suspects had apparently tried to destroy content. Sadly, even if you accidently get child pornography on your computer, it is next to impossible to get rid of it. There are more child pornography sex stings running right now. The best way to avoid an arrest is to not commit the crime in the first place. In some cases, it is an addiction that needs to be treated and addressed. As a child pornography sting lawyer, I feel that jail in not the best answer. Many people who find themselves addicted to viewing it were in fact actual victims as children of sexual abuse. Society views them as horrible creatures who should rot in jail when in fact, as former victims, what they really need is psychological or psychiatric help. As a criminal defense lawyer, I learned long ago not to judge people. As a sex crime lawyer my job is to defend people accused of sex offenses. Life is not black and white as Grady Judd sees it. There are more than fifty shades of grey and in the law and there is no black and white when it comes to people’s lives.
Sometimes these cases have valid defenses. The child porn sting undercover operation may have involved entrapment. The child porn search warrant may have defects. The questioning regarding you and your computer containing child porn may have been illegal. The forensics report regarding child porn on your computer may be wrong. Never give up hope. Even if you are guilty, an experienced criminal defense sex crime lawyer may be able to reduce the consequences of whatever bad decisions you have made in the past. Call 941 366 3506 for a free consultation

 There was an article that is attached below of a man that was found innocent of child porn charges because his neighbor had pirated his wifi

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