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Using a Computer to Solicitate Sex with a Minor

Using a Computer to Solicitate Sex with a Minor

Computer sex crimes are on the rise in Florida. Society has taken a strong stance against those who commit crimes against children or those under the age of 18 years old. This societal stance of “lock them up and throw away the key” is especially true when men try to engage with minors for sex. We have all watched the television show To Catch a Predator. We understand how cunning and convincing some people are when trying to engage with children and those under the age of 18 years old for sex. But what about when an adult is chatting on the computer with another adult and the second adult is the parent of a child, or at least seems to be, who wants to trade money for sex with… […]

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Using Backpage and Craiglist to Catch Alleged Predators

If you think going on backpage.com or craigslist.com to pick up prostitutes is safe or fun, think again. Many men, and, to a lesser extent women, have gone onto websites like backpage.com and craigslist.com to find a date and have wound up in jail. Sheriff’s Offices through Florida patrol and use fake posts in the leading websites to nail unsuspecting, would-be paying men and women for sex with the ladies and guys of the night. There is also a bigger problem lurking in the “big two” websites: Unscrupulous law enforcement officers, who will start up a chat with the customer looking for sex, and turn the conversation of a person who would otherwise never consider sex with a child into a conversation about child pornography or meeting up with an… […]

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