“Parents: Please read this post, then figure out a way to sit your children down and have a discussion with them.
As all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, the purpose of this post is to encourage parents to have a discussion with their children about the risks involved when associating with unknown people, especially via the internet.
They were conversing over the web-based application, MeetMe. He was less than honest about where he lived and his age. He encouraged the decoy to leave “her” house once her mother left for work. He specified a particular beach location to perform sexual acts at a scheduled time.
He also brought specific items that we would rather not mention to utilize and give to the decoy. Instead of the decoy though, he met several DNSO deputies, including Deputy Asbury. He was arrested without incident, evidence was collected and the case has been forwarded to the District Attorney for review.
We must be present, attentive and even invasive when it comes to how they communicate with strangers. We would prefer to prevent things like this from happening all together.
We need to serve our children the best we can so that they have every possible chance to be healthy and successful. Deputy Asbury and everyone else that contributed to this investigation deserve to be appreciated and acknowledged, not just by me, but by everyone that cares about the safety and well being of children.”
Undercover decoy helps catch would-be internet predator was last modified: October 28th, 2020 by