TPD Makes Third Child Solicitation Arrest This Week [PROBABLE CAUSE ATTACHED]

UPDATE 5:55 p.m.

It's been a familiar theme in Tallahassee. Five men are facing charges of solicitation of a minor including John Schild, 20, arrested on Tuesday.

"Children are easy targets and it is next to impossible for a parent to monitor that," said parent Suzanne Hancock.

Suzanne Hancock's kids are adults now, but she believes TPD'S investigations can keep children safe.

"I do believe that law enforcement should be monitoring chats and websites."

TPD won't allow us to see how they monitor sites, however, they say they're constantly on the lookout for potential predators.

"The amount of people that we've been making arrests have been contributed to our officers and the legwork they've been doing," said OFC Dave Northway of the Tallahassee Police Department.

These types of cases can sometimes take months. Others can be made in less than a week after contact.

"We cannot be everywhere all the time but we want people to know that we are out there and we are actively trying to bring these cases to justice."

Northway added that Chief Dennis Jones has made these types of cases a priority in the Capital City.


Tallahassee, Fla. -- Tallahassee police have busted another man accused of trying to solicit a minor online.

20-year-old John Schild was arrested yesterday after chatting with what he thought was a 12-year-old girl (“the child”).

It was actually an undercover officer.

Arrest reports say Schild moved the conversation from online to text messages and told “the child” that he could teach her how to "touch herself."

He was arrested when he tried to meet “the child” at a predetermined location for a “specific sexual act”.

Police say Schild also had two fake ID’s on him at the time of arrest with a fake date of birth and fake driver’s license number, showing him as being over 21.

Charges:

  • OBSCENE COMMUNICATION TRAVEL TO MEET AFTER USE COMPUT TO LURE CHILD

  • OBSCENE COMMUNICATION USE COMPUTER TO SEDUCE SOLICIT LURE CHILD

  • USE 2 WAY COMM DEVICE TO FACILITATE FELONY

  • POSSESS FORGED DRIVERS LICENSE OR ID CARD

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