Grady Judd announces another Internet Sex Sting in Polk County

Sex Sting Lawyer Attorney Peter D Aiken Sarasota 941-366-3506 Defending Sex Sting arrests throughout Florida Manatee 941-366-3506 Polk 941-366-3506 Lee and Collier County 239-334-8890 All Counties in FL call 941-366-3506

March 17 2020

This happens every few months and it is amazing that guys are still falling for the bait and switch.  The undercover cops are now targeting dating sites that match profiles by GPS when two people are in the same area.  I have handled 42 of the Internet sex sting cases and with each sting the cops “tweak’ it a little to entrap otherwise law-abiding citizens into chatting and traveling to meet minors.  They make it sound like they are targeting predators but 90% of the time, nothing could be further from the truth.  They post adult profiles on adult sites.  They target young men who are weak and easily misled by enticing comments.  There is a difference between being a predator and being weak, naïve and easily led into temptation.

There are defenses to these types of cases and often, it is the police that are doing the luring, seducing and enticing.  Many times it is a 40-year-old manipulative detective taking advantage of some young guy in his twenties, tricking him and entrapping him.  I have represented several young autistic men who fall for the bait and switch tactic in these online sex stings.

If you are ever on a dating site and anyone even remotely hints they are a minor….terminate all contact and report them.  It is always an undercover cop.  There are no real underage girls on the Internet that want some old dude to teach them anything.  If they say they are a virgin, terminate all contact.  There are no more virgins and have not been for many years, lol.  Never communicate with anyone 13, 14 or 15 years old.  They don’t call it jail bait for nothing.  Never send a dick pic to anyone, much less a minor.  The police are now targeting “Grinder” looking for gay men they can tempt into chatting with what is supposed to be a minor.  Never have sex with a minor…. Don’t even think about it, much less text or chat about it.  The latest trick is for the cops to post as an escort or prostitute, an adult, and then run the bait and switch when some unlucky guy responds. 

Never travel for a casual sex hookup with anyone unless they can show you ID that they are a legitimate adult.  Demand proof of age…..A mistake can cost you ten years in prison and make you a registered sex offender for years.  If you or a relative have fallen into this trap and want to talk you can have a confidential free consultation.  It pays to know your rights.

If you know someone who was arrested in this 2020 Polk County sex sting and want to know what options you have to help them I would be glad to talk to you. Call 941-366-3506 and ask for attorney Peter D. Aiken where all conversations are confidential.

Sex Sting in Jacksonville nets 17 Arrests

Peter D Aiken
Sex Sting Lawyer
Experienced in Sex Crime Defense



September 5 2018

Operation D.U.V.A.L, an Internet sex sting run by the Duval County Sheriff’s office, this week resulted in the arrest of seventeen men for purportedly targeting children on the Internet.

The details of the arrest are not yet posted, and all we have so far is the law enforcement “spin” on what really happened. Were the men really seeking children or were law enforcement detectives working in an undercover capacity seeking men with bait and switch ads on social media sites? Often, there is an incentive for the police agencies to produce results if they have taken federal money or grants from ICAC. It will be interesting to see which social media sites were used now that Craigslist casual encounters and have been taken down.
In St. Johns County, in the last sting, police were posting on adult escort sites and then running the “bait and switch” claiming or pretending to then be minors. The Internet is a dangerous place for children but it is also a dangerous place for lonely men. Over the years, I have represented a number of intellectually challenged men with autism who fall for the police entrapment techniques. What I have learned is that you cannot believe the press reports put out by the various Sheriff’s departments. When you actually look into the facts and the evidence of what really happened, many times it is the police doing the luring, seducing and enticing. The police will first pretend to be an adult woman, posting on an adult site. When they get a response, in the first three or four chats, they will say “I am really 14”. Many men continue with the chat out of curiosity.The undercover detectives will pretend to be a 13 or 14 year old trying to lure the men into traveling and meeting.

Curiosity killed the cat!

The best way to not get arrested is to not commit a crime. If you stumble into this type of situation, never, no never travel to meet a minor. If someone on a social media site even hints they are underage, terminate all texting and chat. The police will arrest you for even chatting or texting with a minor, even if you do not travel. The world is full of adult women anxious to have sex (just like men). Don’t even think about hooking up with a kid. There are no teen age girls out there that want someone to “teach them about sex”. It is always a cop, always! They don’t call it jail bait for nothing.


The Sex Stings Just Keep coming….Gainesville


Another sex sting, Operation Panther, was just announced in Gainesville

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Over twenty men were arrested in this latest Internet undercover operation in Alachua County. The police claim that over 2200 responses were received, resulting in arrests of men who traveled to meet minors for sexual encounters. What the news articles do not disclose are the tactics used by the police to entrap men who were initially seeking encounters with consenting adults on social media sites. I am willing to bet that in almost every instance the police first posed as an adult in an adult site and then bait and switched the men responding enticing them to meet with someone underage instead. I have now been involved in thirty six sex sting defenses and there is a clear pattern to the entrapment techniques used by law enforcement.

What the police are doing is simply wrong. They are creating crimes.

Most of the men who get tricked into traveling to meet a minor never intended to hook up with a child. Many respond out of pure curiosity. There is an old saying: “Curiosity killed the Cat”. As a sex sting lawyer, over and over, I read the texts and chats where the police are actually doing the luring, seducing and enticing. These cases are not hopeless and families should not assume the worst about a relative like a son, nephew or brother being arrested. The public is consistently misled with the press releases. What the police are actually doing is often catching shy or introverted lonely men who are weak and fall for the temptation of sexual chat, texting, sexting or phone calls.
The cops troll the internet adult dating sites like, Craigslist casual encounters, Adam4Adam posting profiles as adults. They post suggestive ads seeking men who want taboo encounters. They often pose as adult sisters seeking someone to teach little “Sis” about sex. They pose as single parents seeking someone to help educate their child about sex. I have found over the years that there are no real minors on the Internet looking to hookup with older men. It is always the cops. The best way to not get arrested is to not commit a crime. If you see a minor on the Internet, report and flag the posting. Let us all do our part to keep real kids off the Internet. If the police focused on prevention rather than creating arrests we would all be better off.
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