Internet Sex Stings

The police do their homework when they make Internet sex crime stings. Their homework isn't always 100 percent accurate, but they often take time to gather evidence before making a bust. Internet sex stings are geared toward finding individuals who possess or disseminate digital media of children engaged in sexual acts. These stings occur on a frequent basis in Florida, and often violate the rights of the accused through entrapment.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement works with the FBI, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and local law enforcement agencies to monitor, entrap and arrest suspects. They hunt for people to arrest on suspicion of producing or distributing sexual media involving children.

An Experienced Attorney Is Crucial

If you have been accused of any Internet sex crime, you need an experienced attorney whose knowledge of criminal defense goes beyond traditional street crime. Your attorney requires in-depth knowledge of the Internet, online chat rooms, computer downloads, file sharing, storage and the manipulative tactics law enforcement officers use online.

I am D. Scott Rieth, a Bradenton sex crime defense lawyer, and I also do my homework. I go the extra mile for my clients. I dig for the evidence that can prove prosecution accusations wrong and mitigate the consequences they face. Contact me at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free. I offer free initial consultations, and I am responsive 24/7.

Challenging Internet Sex Crime Charges In Florida

The penalties you face in connection with an Internet sex crime are not pleasant. Life-altering impacts such as prison time and lifelong sex offender registry can tarnish your reputation, threaten your career and employability and wreak havoc on your family life.

You have options, and I can defend you in these difficult situations:

  • Opening an email containing sexual media doesn't mean you meant to. If you forgot to delete it, you could be charged even if you didn't solicit the email.
  • Some computers have multiple users. If questionable materials were found on a computer you own or use, prosecutors must establish you were in operational control of the computer when illegal images were sent or received.
  • Police may build websites of their own or assume the personalities of minors to entice other Internet users into conversations about sex with a minor. Did the police make the first suggestive comment or did you? This could be a case of entrapment.
  • Used computer hard drives could contain digital media from the last user that was hidden and not erased. You might own the hard drive now, but that doesn't mean you had knowledge the sexual imagery was there.

You are innocent until proven guilty, despite the aggressive and leading tactics of law enforcement and prosecutors. You don't have to feel pressured into confessing to a crime you didn't commit. I work with expert forensic computer analysts to examine the facts of your case and fight for your rights.

Discuss Your Charges With A Highly Qualified Lawyer

Contact me today to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation. I can help you achieve the justice you deserve. Call me at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free.