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Online child predators visit chat rooms and websites on the internet, find children, begin conversations with them, introduce sexual content and arrange a meeting with the children for the purpose of having sex, police said.
“Our job as task force members is basically to protect our children and to keep these predators from getting access to our kids.”Investigators said they began planning the sting in January and arrested the men over the last week, the latest one on Monday morning. They traveled from areas around Brunswick and from North Florida with the intent to meet a child for sex, police said.
Some of their occupations include a Navy sailor, a pharmacy student, a commodities trader and a firefighter.
Under Georgia’s laws, a person commits the crime of enticing a child for indecent purposes by taking, luring, or soliciting a child under the age of 16 to any place for the purpose of child molestation or indecent (lewd or sexual) acts. Under Georgia’s Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 2007, it is also a crime for a person to use an online service (such as a chat room, instant message, or email account) or an electronic device (such as a computer, smart phone, or flash drive) to lure or solicit a child under the age of 16 (or a person the defendant believes is a child) to engage in any illegal sexual act, such as child molestation. There must be some other evidence against the defendant. Child pornography is also a felony, punishable by five to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to 0,000. An attorney can help you navigate the criminal justice system and obtain the best possible outcome under the circumstances.
If the child is 14 or 15 years old, and the defendant is younger than 19 years old and not more than four years older than the victim, then the crime is punishable as a misdemeanor by up to twelve months in jail and a fine of up to ,000.
- Eighteen men who thought they were going to meet children for sex in Glynn County instead met law enforcement officers, who arrested the men as part of sting targeting online predators.
Five are from Jacksonville, including Donald Sheffield -- a truck driver, Marine, husband and father.“He’s just really sweet I'm just really shocked,” said Raquel Krusiewig, Sheffield's neighbor and friend. You have any problems, you go over there, he will help you if he can. He's just a good guy, a good family man.”Those arrested were: “The children in our community need people to keep them safe. We will look out for them,” Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said.
The operation also targeted those who are willing to exploit children by purchasing sex with a minor, authorities said.