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50 charged in central Florida child predator sting
WFTV ^ | 1.16.2013 | WFTV

Posted on 01/16/2013 6:15:55 PM PST by Morgana

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —

Fifty people, including two teachers, were arrested in connection with a multi-county child predator operation in central Florida.

The investigation began on the Internet with postings on message boards and in chat sites. Investigators said the men exchanged photos and even had lengthy conversations with what they thought were children, and in some cases, the parents of those children.

Investigators said each suspect then traveled to Seminole County, thinking they were going to be having sex with children.

A young woman met every suspect at the door of the meet-up home, and hidden deputies arrested them as they entered.

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1 posted on 01/16/2013 6:16:01 PM PST by Morgana
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To: metmom; GeronL

“Fifty people, including two teachers”


2 posted on 01/16/2013 6:16:36 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent...cheap)
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To: Morgana

They should try that in Washington, DC.


3 posted on 01/16/2013 6:19:24 PM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Morgana

I hate to part with spare ammo, but when they’re convicted, I’ll throw some into the kitty for their public executions.

If you harm kids or domesticated animals, you are dead to me.


4 posted on 01/16/2013 6:24:10 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Morgana

“Most of the men that traveled all asked us if we were law enforcement officers,”

Shouldn’t the police have to tell the truth? If they avoided a direct answer, then these men are beyond stupid.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 6:32:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: dljordan

Try that in Washington,half the place would end up in the pen.


6 posted on 01/16/2013 6:32:55 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Morgana

It’s hard to believe this trash still falls for that internet trap.

It has been used over and over and still these idiots fall for it.

I am happy they do, but these folks are really stupid.
Well someone who wants sex with kids is really stupid.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 6:33:25 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Morgana

Just kill them.


8 posted on 01/16/2013 6:37:33 PM PST by umgud
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To: Morgana

“Most of the men that traveled all asked us if we were law enforcement officers,”

Shouldn’t the police have to tell the truth?

Never mind, I have my answer.


9 posted on 01/16/2013 6:38:33 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: Farmer Dean

[ Try that in Washington,half the place would end up in the pen. ]

WRONG.. Obama OWNS the Justice Dept. FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Military Police, D.C. Police Department.. NSA, IRS and a whole host of other authoritys..

Eric Holder would prosecute the stingers not the stung..
You know... Executive privilege..


10 posted on 01/16/2013 6:39:25 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Seriously? And let the pervs scatter? No, police should not have to be truthful in this situation. No, no, no!


11 posted on 01/16/2013 6:40:13 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: Morgana

12 posted on 01/16/2013 6:42:51 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Morgana

These people were obviously members of the National Association of Marlon Brando Look-Alikes.


13 posted on 01/16/2013 6:45:04 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Venturer

It’s hard to believe this trash still falls for that internet trap.

It has been used over and over and still these idiots fall for it.


Seminole County, FL in particular does this frequently. Thankfully, these busted perps are total morons.


14 posted on 01/16/2013 6:45:36 PM PST by lodi90
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To: EnquiringMind

I found my answer, the police can deceive a potential perp while setting them up for arrest as long as they don’t lure someone into committing a crime who a) has never committed a crime and b) aren’t disposed to commit that type of crime. In this case it appears that all the perps made initial contact and continued until they arranged a “date” with what they thought was a child.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 6:58:54 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Most of the men that traveled all asked us if we were law enforcement officers,”

Shouldn’t the police have to tell the truth?

Never mind, I have my answer.

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I would say that depends. If they asked the decoy and she/he is not a police officer then I’d say nothing was done wrong here. That decoy did not look old enough or tall enough to be a police woman, but I’ve been wrong before.


16 posted on 01/16/2013 7:11:41 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent...cheap)
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To: EnquiringMind

P.S. Randy Weaver was entrapped because the undercover ATF agent cajoled him into shortening a shotgun barrel to slightly less than 18”.


17 posted on 01/16/2013 7:28:18 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: umgud

>> Just kill them.

Yup.


18 posted on 01/16/2013 7:46:30 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: lodi90

Nobody ever claimed they were catching the clever or smart ones.Having watched the show,I see a lot of low grade morons/pervs.


19 posted on 01/16/2013 8:33:55 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Morgana

50 in one county. Imagine how many they could find in Hollyweird


20 posted on 01/16/2013 8:44:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana

Surprised Polk County (nearby county that leads the nation in pedo busts) missed a few......some must have escaped to us


21 posted on 01/16/2013 9:08:35 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: Morgana

I know one of the teachers. I went to church with him for many years. He has always seemed like such a nice guy. He’s a Christian music artist and has been very active in that church for at least 10 years. I honestly don’t know what to feel about this whole thing. I’m obviously disturbed by him trying to arrange to have sex with a minor. I just don’t know what to think, though. My brother told me about a police sting that they carry out sometimes where they place a purse on a bench and then just watch and see who takes the purse or digs through it, then make an arrest. Now, that person may NEVER have robbed a store or a bank or a neighbor, but they dangled this purse in front of them and almost dared them to steal it, then arrested them when they did. This type of sting seems very similar. It’s like they arrest someone for having a weakness that they exploit, but which that person may not have acted on otherwise. In his case, it appears they pretended to be the girl’s mother, offering “family fun.” The “mother” offered her 14 year old daughter to him. The first report I read said that he said no to that offer at first, but the offer was made more than once, until he agreed. My understanding from what I’ve read is that he did not go out seeking sex with a minor. It was offered to him. Not that accepting such an offer would be right. I’m just very conflicted over it.


22 posted on 01/16/2013 9:13:04 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: EnquiringMind

If you lie to cops, you face charges for it. If they lie to us, no problem.

That makes PERFECT sense. /s

Police should be held to a higher standard, not a lower one.


23 posted on 01/16/2013 9:23:49 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke

So, no undercover work?


24 posted on 01/17/2013 12:27:54 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

undercover work? With informants, yes, with cops, yes, if they can do it without lying, or breaking the law.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 2:50:51 AM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke

“. . . yes, if they can do it without lying,”

Undercover work involves lying, pretending to be someone you aren’t, etc. It’s like spying.


26 posted on 01/17/2013 4:49:41 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

“Undercover work involves lying, pretending to be someone you aren’t, etc. It’s like spying.”

I know what it is, I just don’t buy into the whole “we break the law to protect you” method of law enforcement. I don’t buy into law enforcement immunity either.


27 posted on 01/17/2013 7:02:28 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke

That attitude, however, would preclude undercover work and, internationally, spying. I don’t think we should eliminate these things.

I think the solution is not to have rogue cops or agents but to have a system in place, I guess like we have, to have legitimately authorized undercover/spies who are vetted and supervised.


28 posted on 01/17/2013 8:15:42 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

“to have legitimately authorized undercover/spies who are vetted and supervised.”

Sorta like the Ruby Ridge/Waco/Fast and Furious guys? Cops leaving purses on park benches, waiting for someone to pick it up so they can be arrested?

Uh..yeah, what a great country we live in....


29 posted on 01/18/2013 2:19:29 AM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Morgana
That decoy did not look old enough or tall enough to be a police woman, but I’ve been wrong before.

(you may want to rephrase that a little LOL)

30 posted on 01/18/2013 2:24:12 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Sporke

“Sorta like the Ruby Ridge/Waco/Fast and Furious guys? “

No, I don’t think I said that.


31 posted on 01/18/2013 8:23:56 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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