He said he was sure she was an adult — she was — so he made plans to meet her. He later was sentenced to two years of house arrest and a lifetime as a registered sex offender."He had a life of promise. "That's all been shot."Internet Crimes Against Children stings typically cost tens of thousands of dollars — sometimes close to 0,000 — and that doesn't include prosecuting and incarcerating defendants.
However, sometimes the storyline isn't switched until the men, who were looking for legal love, already start falling for an undercover agent.
Hillsborough and Pasco county detectives say those investigations yield better conviction rates and longer prison terms.
They also provide law enforcement with additional leads."Any way you can take a sexual predator off the street is tremendous, especially those that are online looking at child pornography," said Sheriff Chris Nocco of Pasco County.
Her son was on Craiglist's personals pages looking to meet other adults.
He responded to a no-strings-attached ad for a 26-year-old woman.