Sex Sting Nabs 32 in Florida

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) --

Thirty-two men are behind bars in central Florida after being caught in an undercover sex-sting operation.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests Tuesday.

Sheriff Gary Borders says the men used chat rooms and websites
to make contact with people they thought were 9 to 14-year-old
children. Instead, they were corresponding with undercover

Some men traveled as far as Georgia to a vacation rental in
Clermont where the sting went down. The men brought candy with
them. One man had a handgun. Another man was arrested with his two young children in the backseat of his car.

The men, ages 19 to 63, were charged with traveling to meet a
minor for sex, obscene communication with a computer and lewd and
lascivious behavior.

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  • by Rayna Location: Florida on Jun 23, 2011 at 06:17 AM
    In th article it was stated that one of the men brought a gun. This is the danger in doing these stings because the police never knows what is going to happen. It appears this guy did not come to Florida to have sex but to kill or hurt this child. I am quite sure the men are not as dumb as we think. Have law enforcement ever thought about the possibility that the person they are expecting to show up will not be the person that comes to the location. What happens if somebody shows up in an official uniform at the location and does something to the undercover person?
  • by bountyhunter Location: ga on Jun 22, 2011 at 07:46 AM
    GREAT JOB! we also need to have a sting to corral women who do this form of act. these people need to be off the streets FOREVER. no parole / probation. put them in general population in prison. let them have a life of "free sex". i'm sure the bull's would enjoy them. there just isn't enough punishment for people who commit crimes against children.
  • by perry Location: florida on Jun 22, 2011 at 07:18 AM
    here in perry fl there is a 25 yr old haveing sex and liveing with a 16 yr old and dcf or the police are doing anything about it. so if you want to have sex with kids move in to perry florida they dont care .
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      by That's how they roll in Perry, FL. on Jun 22, 2011 at 01:39 PM in reply to perry
      I guess that is what Perry folks do. Have sex with youngen's so they can get pregnant and live off the system, or out of Mama's house. Leave it up to Perry! ha ha ha
  • by Steve Location: Marietta, Georgia on Jun 22, 2011 at 06:41 AM
    [Florida native, resident] Way to go, Sheriff Borders! Job well done! Now get a conservative judge, and a big pair of lopping shears. That will take care of that. Then lock-'em-up! Twenty years. That 63 year-old won't make it, but he should have maybe considered that before he went to seek a child for sex! Word!
  • by Anon Location: tally on Jun 22, 2011 at 06:16 AM
    Why don't you have a seat over there..
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      by Anon on Jun 22, 2011 at 08:25 AM in reply to Anon
      I brought Wendys...
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