Stay off of Skout.com and Grinder.com

Peter D Aiken
Aiken O’Halloran and Foley
Experienced Criminal Defense
Experienced Sex crime Defense
Sarasota 941-366-3506
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May 24, 2018

Stay off of Skout.com and Grinder.com

The latest Sarasota Internet Sex Sting is using phone applications like Skout.com to lure unsuspecting men into compromising chat, texting and meetings with undercover detectives.

The police are also using Grinder.com to target gay men. No one should be hooking up with a minor and as a sex crime lawyer, I have always said, the best way to not get arrested is to not commit a crime. Sadly, in Sarasota and Manatee County, the sex stings have resulted in men with learning disabilities or autism being sucked into compromising situations. The police sometimes create crime. Many of the police departments get federal funds from ICAC and have to justify the funds with arrests. It is a lot easier for the police to simply create a crime interacting with a “mentally challenged” adult that to go out and actually detect real crime.

Often, it is the undercover chatters that are actually doing the soliciting.

For the police, it is all about making an arrest and they could care less if they are arresting a mentally disabled or mentally challenged adult. To them, an arrest is an arrest. Sadly, some of the prosecutors (many of them young) are clueless when it comes to mental disabilities. They simply tow the party line and go forward and try and put them in prison. The sad truth is the most of the real pedophiles are too smart to get caught in the stings and the police are scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to justify agency funding. The State attorney needs to have experts in mental health, particularly experts in the field of intellectual disability and autism, come in and educate the assistant state attorneys so that they will have a better understanding of people with mental disability. A very important part of justice is compassion. To some prosecutors it is more about winning than doing true justice. I personally think that every prosecutor should spend one night in jail as a part of their training. It is similar to the situation with the homeless people here in Sarasota. Maybe if each city commissioner would spend 24 hours homeless and penniless on the streets of Sarasota they would have a better understanding of the challenges faced.
The real truth about the injustice of the Internet Sex Stings needs to be told

 

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Jail bait sex sting running in Sarasota

Peter D Aiken
Aiken O’Halloran and Foley
Experienced Criminal Defense
Experienced Sex crime Defense
Sarasota 941-366-3506

May 21 2018

Jail bait sex sting running in Sarasota

Hooking up with a minor will land you in State prison.

Is there a sex sting running right now in Sarasota?

It looks like there might be.

You would have thought that when Craigslist shut down Casual Encounters and when the guys that ran Backpage.com got arrested that the stings would slow down. The new law imposing criminal liability on the webpage operators should have taken a real bite out of the Sex Stings making it more difficult for the undercover chatters to entrap men. I am curious and willing to bet that the cops are now targeting the phone applications and the other social media sites like snapchat.com,Facebook.com,Meetme.com , PlentyoFish.com or Grindr.com. They are going to have to start trolling the regular legitimate dating sites with teaser profiles. If anyone ever even hints they are underage, immediately report it to law enforcement. Do not let curiosity get the best of you. There are no real 14 or 15 year old girls or boys that want to have sex with older men. They want guys their age. It is always a cop.

If anyone ever hints they are “inexperienced” or want to “learn about sex” immediately stop chatting and block them. They don’t call it jail bait for nothing. The best way to not get arrested is to not commit a crime. There is no such thing an innocent talk with an underage minor. It is all bad. Do not do it.

As a sex sting lawyer, I run into guys all the time that let curiosity get the best of them. Do not fall for the bait. Do not do it. Over and over I see chats where the man asks “you are not a cop are you”. Typically, the undercover chatter replies “no, are you”. Police do not have to tell you they are the police. That is a myth. Sex with a 15 year old will get you up to 15 years in prison. It is not worth it. Walk away now.

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