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Cops: Trooper applicant charged with sex crime based on police test answers

Courtesy of  http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/01/pa_man_applying_to_become_stat.html

polygraphThe Pennsylvania State Police have a rigorous application process, which includes a polygraph pretest. Recently, a Crawford County man applying to become a state trooper apparently failed his polygraph so spectacularly, not only didn’t he get the job, he ended up under arrest, instead.

The Associated Press reports that 29-year-old Joseph Adam White, of Hartstown, was at the Meadville barracks for his police cadet lie detector exam when he admitted having sex with an underage girl four years ago during the polygraph pretest.

The story doesn’t detail how the subject came up. Only that White allegedly told the examiner that he had had consensual sex and other contact with the girl in 2011. She is now 19.

Police tell AP they charged White on Thursday with four counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor and 10 counts of corruption of minors after interviewing the woman and corroborating that information.

Needless to say, he won’t be getting an interview.

Mother busts ‘sex offender targeting her daughter, 11′ after sending him a picture of a bra model

Courtesy of: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2339527/Mother-busts-sex-offender-targeting-daughter-11-sending-picture-bra-model-receiving-naked-photos-return.html

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A mother has busted a suspected sex offender by pretending a photo of a Target bra model was her 11-year-old daughter – before allegedly receiving naked photos of him in return.

The woman from St Petersburg, Florida, who did not want to be identified, pulled off the plan after discovering her daughter had gone against her wishes and set up a Facebook account.

One night she noticed that the young girl was messaging a much-older man, 23-year-old Michael Jerome Bradley, after he added her as a friend on the social networking site in May.

Shocked by the allegedly horrifying messages he was sending the young girl – including that he wanted to have sex with her and for her to have his baby – she called him.

‘Do you know she’s 11 years old?’ she asked him, she told the Tampa Tribune. ‘If you keep calling my daughter, if you keep texting my daughter, I’m going to call the police and have you arrested.’

She contacted the police, but they said they did not have enough to go on, she said. So she took the law into her own hands.

When Bradley allegedly asked the young girl to send him photographs of herself, the mother said she found a bra advert in a Target magazine and sent him a picture of that instead.

‘I scrolled through the Target paper,’ she told 10 News. ‘I saw a girl in her bra, so I just grabbed my cell phone, took a picture of it and sent it to him.’After receiving it, he allegedly sent her graphic text messages and naked photographs of himself – which was enough evidence for the police to make an arrest.

The mother said she was ‘terrified’ on receiving the messages.‘I just thank God that I got a hold of it when I did,’ she said. ‘I can only image how far things could have gone if I would not have got a hold of it.’

Bradley was arrested on Friday and is being held at the Pinellas County Jail on $120,000 bail.

He was charged with eight counts of displaying obscene images to a minor and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

‘Obviously we commend [the mother] for her diligence in monitoring her daughter’s online activity, which is what was preach,’ said St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz.

‘We would caution one needs to proceed carefully when attempting to go to the next level and continue communications with the effort to try and develop a case.

‘Usually this is something best left to law enforcement.’

BREAKING NEWS: GBI to conduct statewide child porn offender sweep on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Crawford and Boyle, LLC has learned that the GBI has been planning and coordinating for months to do a statewide sweep on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, targeting suspected child porn offenders.

 

Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as well as local police departments and sheriff’s offices that are ICAC affiliates plan to begin executing search warrants and raiding people’s homes and businesses before sunrise and continuing throughout the day.

The GBI has coordinated similar stings in the past, such as “Operation Restore Hope” in 2010 and “Operation Innocent Justice” in 2011.  Officials expect dozens of suspected offenders statewide to be arrested.

If you or a family member get caught up in the sting operation, contact the attorneys at Crawford and Boyle, LLC.  They are highly experienced in these types of cases and they can immediately file appropriate motions for bond, protect your rights, and begin building a defense.