21 men arrested in Gainesville sex sting

21 men arrested in Gainesville sex sting

There are 5 comments on the News 4 Jax story from Feb 7, 2012, titled 21 men arrested in Gainesville sex sting. In it, News 4 Jax reports that:

An elementary school teacher, a University of FloridaA physician's assistant and men from Jacksonville, Lake City and Middleburg were among 21 arrested during a round up of men accused of soliciting minors online.

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g-ville resident

United States

#1 Feb 7, 2012
HAHAHAHA OMG! Its hard enough getting legit stuff off of craigslist! You have to be a special kind of stupid to fall for a sex ad with a kid! Props to the cops on this one. Too bad the avg time in jail is only 20 or so months.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08


#2 Feb 8, 2012
Police have to do these stings in order to drum up criminal offenses to keep their jobs, so the fact that no kids were actually molested will slip past and yet the tax payer is going to foot the bill for all the trials and possible incarceration of the accused, so be it. There's no real protection provided here, in fact there may actually be more harm than good caused by such police stings.

That said, it was nice to see that not one single hispanic was arrested, mostly whites, one asian and one black. Much like the MSNBC show, "To Catch A White Sex Predator".

However, since women make up about 20% of registered sex offenders, a person has to wonder how come no women are showing up on the MSNBC show or at this sting, could it be that the people are being screened to keep other children or women from showing up to be arrested? LOL.
John Hancock

High Springs, FL

#3 Feb 9, 2012
I thought that "how to catch a predator" would have taught these silly men not to play this dangerous game. This is what happens when you think it won't happen to you.
concerned parent

United States

#4 Jan 23, 2014
How is it that a woman has sex with a minor, gets caught in the act, then gets released with probation. She also violates her probation, gets arrested a second time, and still has custody of the children. If a man had done this, they would have dug a hole in the dirt, poured concrete on top of him, then built the jail on top of him.

Atlanta, GA

#5 Feb 26, 2014

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