— In the decade since Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator" segments popularized Internet sex stings, more than 1,200 men in Florida have been arrested, accused of preying on underage teens and children for sex. — In the decade since Dateline NBC's To Catch a Predator segments popularized Internet sex stings, more than 1,200 men in Florida have been arrested, accused of preying on underage teens and children for sex.But as the stings put more and more men behind bars, detectives are working harder and harder to keep up their arrest numbers.She was a middle school student at the time of the assault. Lucie County Jail, and was suspended from his position after the girl told investigators he had forced her to perform sexual acts for about two years, the release says.He was convicted in 1996, and later admitted to lying during the trial and said that he had sold a machine gun for 0 before he was arrested, according to the release.If a school doesn’t comply with the law, the school could lose out on federal money.According to the letter sent to Documents obtained by First Coast News detail the scope of the investigation into alleged Title IX violations (documents at end of article).
All it takes is one glance at the conversations these predators have with our undercover detectives.Another was, Dayton Cramer, a retired Army colonel and high-ranking attorney with Florida State University, while another was a retired doctor from Washington State who investigators say was a documented child predator.What they all had in common was when they made contact with someone they thought was a teen, in reality, they were communicating through email, text, chat rooms and internet ads with undercover officers.Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tallahassee Regional Operations Center Special Agent In Charge Mark Perez speaks about a law enforcement sting entitled Operation Cupid's Arrow, a week-long effort spanning North Florida targeted at child predators, at the FDLE Headquarters on Thursday, Feb. Each day, law enforcement officials routinely run operations to snare child predators.For the past week, though, those operations in North Florida netted a dozen men — eight in the Tallahassee area — seeking to engage in sexual acts with who they thought were teens. One, Michael Chmielewski, was the manager of the Florida House of Representatives page and messenger program who oversaw hundreds of teenagers each legislative session since he was hired in 2012.