All across the Country local law enforcement agencies are jumping on the Internet Sex Sting bandwagon. Online Sex sting cases are an easy way to pump up arrest statistics and provide good press when it comes election time. In Richmond County, Georgia in the last few days another 22 men were arrested in Operation Mayday. Most of these men had no intention of meeting with minors but were instead lured and entrapped by police on adult Internet dating sites. The police post ads in Backpage.com or Craigslist.com “casual encounters” posing first as adult women. After someone takes the bait, the undercover chatters will casually change the age stating that they are really 15 or in some instances 14. When it comes time for the public press release they tell a different story. In the latest Chanel 12 News report in Decatur Georgia, law enforcement claims that the “predators” engaged children and targeted them in chat rooms. As a Sex Sting Lawyer, I have now handled 29 of these Internet sex sting cases and never once have I found that to be true. It is a fallacy and makes for good reading but in truth, the police are really doing a basic bait and switch and luring men who have no intent of targeting children.
As an Experienced Sex Crime Attorney handling Internet Sex Stings, I have defended normal businessmen, military officers, college kids and normal working guys who got sucked into these entrapment situations in child sex sting operations. The truth needs to be told about what law enforcement is really doing. In some of the latest stings the police target men who seek adult women offering prostitution services on Backpage.com. The police then switch the age and offer a minor usually with some alluring chat and texts. Men are still falling for this tactic all across the country. In Colorado, in the Ft. Collins area men were also arrested this past week. I used to live in Ft. Collins years ago and having done these types of cases for years, I would be willing to bet that none of the men arrested were in looking for underage kids in chat rooms. I encourage everyone to follow these cases to their conclusions. Do not believe what you see and read in the press releases. Many of these cases are defensible and an experience lawyer can really make a difference in the outcome. Not all criminal lawyers are familiar with what the cops are doing and how the cases can be successfully defended. I encourage you to read my blogs and learn about what is really happening. ICAC provides Federal money to local law enforcement. Everyone knows that when you take Federal money, you have to produce cases. That is the truth and that is what is happening. The truth is, the police are the real predators preying on unsuspecting men, the majority of which have never had contact with a child but really were only seeking adult companionship. Let me hear your views on this or you can call 941 366 3506 for a free consultation