A.G.'s Office: Sting Nets 9 Would-Be Child Predators

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) -- Nine men were nabbed over the weekend in a sting after allegedly having sexually explicit Internet chats with undercover agents posing as children.
The Michigan Attorney General's office and Livingston County Sheriff announced the arrests Monday.
The defendants were arrested at or near a "decoy" home in the Howell area.
They are accused of traveling to have sex with a child. Others also may be charged with sending pornographic images to undercover agents.
The men range in age from 24 to 53. One came from as far as Columbus, Ohio, while the rest are from Michigan.
Authorities say many of the defendants feared being caught in a sting situation and declined to come to the home, asking to meet at nearby locations instead.

Watch News 10 at 6pm to hear from the Livingston Sheriff's Department and the Attorney General's office.


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  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Aug 26, 2009 at 06:03 AM
    Anyone who goes online and tries to solicit a child for sex needs help. Likewise, any child that goes online, lies about their age, and accepts someone else's sexual advances needs help too. There's a whole world out there of people to hook up with and if you have to settle for a kid, you deserve to be locked up.
  • by todd ----stop fashism!!! Location: lansing on Aug 19, 2009 at 04:28 PM
    the attorney general of michigan haz an overzelous fashistic obsession wih violating peoples civil rights on and offline in the name of catching a sex criminal and it needz 2 b stopped.now hes sponsering a bill that would let the government tell ne1 convicted of a ex crime wat they can and cant do online,even with regards 2 totally legal things supposedly becauze they could try 2 get sex partners while thre doing them this iz a flagrant violation of the constitution and a threat 2 free speech online in general,wich he haz been going after for years.people need 2 post against this and email there congress people(especially in michigan)that they should come out against this.
  • by Entrapment much? on Aug 17, 2009 at 11:45 AM
    IT would figure that a state run by idiots would take the Chris Hansen approach to apprehending predators. Its like the saying: On the internet, guys are guys, girls are guys, and 12 year olds are FBI agents.
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