Miami Man Arrested for Attempting to Meet 15-year-old Girl

By: WCSO Press Release
By: WCSO Press Release

Wakulla County, FL - A 25-yerar-old Miami man was arrested for a felony count of computer pornography: traveling to meet a minor following a six month investigation where the man communicated with an undercover detective who posed as a 15-year-old female, according to Sheriff David Harvey.

Donovan Arthur Sauleda of SW 187th Ave. was charged during the evening hours of Monday, Aug. 29 when he was met by law enforcement at a Crawfordville home. He was taken to the Wakulla Count y Jail without incident.

In late February, the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received information that the suspect was sending lewd and sexually oriented text messages to a 15-year-old female victim. The teenager told investigators that she had met the suspect in 2010 through social media.

Undercover detectives established a relationship with the suspect and Sauleda came to Wakulla County Aug. 29 to meet what he thought was a 15-year-old. He was greeted by Major Maurice Langston, WCSO detectives and agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HIS).

Sauleda sent messages that were sexual in nature to undercover agents and when he arrived in Crawfordville sexual paraphernalia was discovered on him as well as Ecstasy and marijuana. He was charged with two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and two counts of possession of synthetic narcotics (Ecstasy) with intent to sell.

Sauleda was held in the Wakulla County Jail under a $25,000 bond before being released on Sept. 1. Additional charges are possible as law enforcement officials audit the defendant’s electronic devices.

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) National Task Force. The Task Force was created to assist state and local law enforcement agencies by enhancing their investigative response to technology facilitated crimes against children.

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  • by anon Location: hopefully where you are not on Sep 8, 2011 at 07:29 PM
    It never ceases to amaze me how you morons ALWAYS believe what you hear on the news. Think about this 500 text messages in 48 hrs. That is one text message every 5.79 minutes. That also includes writing and sending them. That is their first lie. How many more are there?
  • by Dave Location: Tally on Sep 4, 2011 at 06:32 AM
    I say give him a 100 yard head start and then let the pit bulls loose.
  • by ANON Location: WAKULLA on Sep 3, 2011 at 03:20 PM
  • by Really? on Sep 3, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    hat's off to everyone who played a part in catching this pervert, but..... really? this teen met him online in 2010? reported it in February? they waited until after langston announced before setting up a date? and where's the video of his capture? you know they were shooting for a local version of the tv show. why did they wait so long? did they have to wait for langston to get out of the FBI academy? by waiting until now, how many other 14-15 year old's did he actually meet with before his capture? you wait, there will be a lot of "old criminals" picked up in the coming months with langston being onscene and in charge. evening hours? was langston on overtime? poor thing, they're gonna make him work for that badge now. I guess timing is everything and isn't it funny they didn't name anyone else involved in the case, just langston.
  • by Anon Location: SEC country on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    He must have missed football practice at Duh U to make the drive. lol
  • by Thankful Location: Wakulla on Sep 3, 2011 at 05:47 AM
    There's a lot more to law enforcement and protecting the public than writing traffic tickets and chauffeuring the Governor.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:34 AM in reply to Thankful
      Do you really think their job is to protect the public?
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        by Mike on Sep 3, 2011 at 04:32 PM in reply to
        hey you live in the USA? Just wondering with this PM post.
  • by Herp on Sep 2, 2011 at 09:07 PM
    That is a pretty low bond considering the nature of the allegations and the fact the pedph, er, suspect is from Miami, and willing to drive all that way. What say you judge?
  • by Dave on Sep 2, 2011 at 05:22 PM
    More overkill. Although i applaud the fact they nabbed this scumbag but this show of force and involving homeland security and immigration???????Doesnt ICE have better things to do around our BORDER with mexico than to participate in local crimes? Whats next? Is the secret service going to start riding around with traffic cops busting speeders?
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      by tax parer. on Sep 2, 2011 at 07:44 PM in reply to Dave
      the reason so many agencys involved is so they can look good to the blind public so the agencys wont be shut down and the over paid idiots can keep their jobs. YEA THE AGENCYS NEED A CUT BACK LIKE ENERYONE ELSE THEY DONT SEEM TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO. ARE YOU THEIR NEXT TARGET?
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        by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:33 AM in reply to tax parer.
        The reason so many agencies are involved is because this crosses jurisdictional boundaries. Also some agencies have specific roles and have the proper equipment, training and experience to complete the investigation and build a solid case(more solid than if they were not involved).
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      by nOLE on Sep 3, 2011 at 04:53 AM in reply to Dave
      If you look at the photo and with his name maybe he is from another country. That will explain the immigration people and the homeland security. Remember his commuaction has been going on for some time. Why the bond was so low is something else.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2011 at 05:02 PM
    langston sure wants that sheriffin' job.
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      by pay back time on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:53 PM in reply to
      o yea wonder who he hasit out for.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2011 at 07:59 PM in reply to Jethro
      First you say you're not going to comment, and then you go on to comment(I can't even follow you're comment). This makes you a liar. Is there a difference between a snotnosed hoodrat and a plain hoodrat?
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      by m on Sep 3, 2011 at 04:45 AM in reply to Jethro
      WHAT IS A SNOTNOSE anyway? What language is this???
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