These seemingly upstanding citizens were among two dozen of the state’s most perverted pedophiles snared in an elaborate Internet sting, Suffolk County authorities announced yesterday.
All have been charged with felony disseminating indecent material to a minor. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 2004 and police said he had planned to attend the prestigious Army War College before his arrest. In addition to married fathers, landscapers and others, the sting also turned up a budding actor with a Colgate University degree and hopes of a career on Broadway.
18 men in Florida, 28 men in Houston and 40 men in Colorado — these are just three cases of sting operations that led to the arrest of alleged online predators.
The numbers of criminals convicted following sting operations are significant, compared to ordinary operations, but with the former, questions arise whether the crime would have happened, if the criminals were not provoked.
But on their own, they do not solve the underlying conditions of most persistent crime problems.”Police officers have posed as prostitutes while others have pretended to be drug traffickers in order to catch criminals in the act.
Young, impoverished children in developing nations are sent into chat rooms where wealthy Western men lie in wait, willing and able to pay money to watch them be sexually abused.
Online chatting may seem like a way for you to express yourself freely in an anonymous setting.
In total, during the first ten weeks of the project, “Sweetie” was contacted by 20,172 people, all hoping to see her sexually exploited .
Their numbers overwhelmed the researchers, who were forced to ignore the vast majority of requests in order to focus on the 1,000 they were able to identify.
It is best for adults to not be “friends” with or “follow” any minors they don’t know under these platforms.2.