Online dating entrapment
And the tactics they're using to put alleged sexual offenders in jail are sweeping up large numbers of law-abiding men, too.
Many of the men whose mugshots sheriffs have been paraded in made-for-TV press conferences were not seeking to meet children online, according to a yearlong WTSP-TV investigation.
It is obvious because the stings are not even being performed in minor oriented websites and “law enforcement” agencies such as the Polk County Sheriff's Office blatantly lie and tell the public that the stings were performed in minor oriented websites just to give the impression of guilt.…sexually oriented communication on a computer on-line service which is viewed by a child is not a violation of the statute unless the sender of the communication “knowingly” attempts by the communication to seduce the child.
Also, when it comes to sexual communication, what kind of communication do the “law enforcement” officials expect when they visit ADULT chat rooms or place ads advertising for sex, talks about the weather?
And since the stated intent of the house visit is to have sex with a minor, the ultimate responsibility lies with the men who come knocking on the door, no matter who initiates the meeting. But for any of you who might be curious, as I was, about how these meetings are set up, Perverted-Justice keeps a record of every online exchange and detailed notes of each phone conversation.But it is usually the men who seek to turn these online contacts into meetings. As for their frequent claims that they only came to the house to "comfort" or "console" a lonely, troubled child, viewers can decide for themselves how much credibility those carry. If the person they're chatting with is a predator looking to take that next step, the consequences can be devastating.(The transcripts are much too graphic to link to here, but for the truly interested, a quick search of will show you the logs.) The bottom line is this: every day in this country, young teenagers chat with strangers on the Internet. — In the decade since Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator" segments popularized Internet sex stings, more than 1,200 men in Florida have been arrested, accused of preying on underage teens and children for sex. — In the decade since Dateline NBC's To Catch a Predator segments popularized Internet sex stings, more than 1,200 men in Florida have been arrested, accused of preying on underage teens and children for sex.But as the stings put more and more men behind bars, detectives are working harder and harder to keep up their arrest numbers.