Yes they said some stupid things, but I am sure you have also. I do not know how some of you can sleep at night. I have heard and researched so many stories regarding these issues. Most of the men caught on internet stings in which the chats were based in adult chat rooms and adult classifieds are NOT pedophiles or predators! If you work as an official for the state or government then you know this in your heart. You know how these men start talking with an adult woman and then all of a sudden the women brings up the topic of a minor. Even slightly bringing up crazy sex talk or starting an idea in a horny mans head is not the way to go about this. You see how many men are willing to talk about that crazy stuff. They are willing to talk about anything crazy if that is what you want to hear. Be fair, research their past. If you see no signs of previous predatory behavior, if there is no indication except this one incident of interest in children, get these men help for sex addictions or depression, do not ruin their lives. Some men are actually just able to speak about this without having a sex addition or being depressed. How can you call someone a predator if you are not getting these men evaluated prior to arresting them. If you are allowed to lure them which is what is really happening, if you are allowed to give them ideas, then be fair and have them evaluated after. Men will want to go meet a woman who is pretending to be a young girl. It is a fantasy. It is the fantasy of most men. How do you know that they would stay and have sex with a child if there was really one there? How can you put these men in prison but assuming that it was nothing more than immoral stupid conversations?
I can totally understand if you were in a child or teen chat room and the man was going out looking for a child, approaching a child and then going to meet them. But by starting the conversation off as an adult, in an adult environment where men want to get their rocks off, by putting ideas into a horny man's head, you are not catching the real predators. Have you ever had immoral conversations with your spouse? Have you ever said things that you cannot believe you said? Most likely you have. Should your life be ruined because you had immoral thoughts?
Not only is it crazy that these men are getting all this jail time and probation, but because of the nature of the crime they have to be medium security, they cannot get any work release in prison because of this. They cannot have families of their own if they want to.
I heard of people accidently downloading child porn on sharing websites. I know that this is more than possible because I have downloaded songs and it turned out to be adult porn. Even when the child porn was immediately erased from this persons computer, they were still arrested? For what? For extra funding or something to that affect?
Of course you are going to think that I am particial because this is my boyfriend. But think again. This was my boyfriend before this happened. We were not together for years, then when this happened we started talking as friends and got back together. Why would I a mother of a young child go back with a man who I think is a child predator? I could have easily walked away and found someone else. But I know him, I know him extremely well. I know that he can talk crazy sexually, no we never spoke about children but we have had some crazy sexually explicit conversations. Ms. Undercover cop, just because he went along and played off of your crazy ideas, does that make him a predator? No it does not. It makes him a stupid horny man.
Bottom line is this. I would like you law officials, lawyers and government agents to think about this for a few minutes. I know it is nice to promote yourself, look like the good guy, but what if this was your husband, wife, brother, uncle, best friend? What if in your heart you knew that they were not sexual predators, that they were never interested in children? What if you knew this 100% but it did not matter. Not at all. What if they were taken to prison and locked up for years upon years while you wait for them to return? While there parents and grandparents get older and can only pray that they are still around to see them when they get out. What if you were planning on raising a family with this person but can't know because they are not allowed to be around children? Really think about it. Is putting these men away worth your five minutes of fame? Is ruining the lives of others and their family and friends worth it to you?
I hope not. I hope that someone out there is brave enough to speak out and let the world know how these adult based stings take place. What really goes on and how they have no real chance because anyone who has authority in this country can label you as a child molester and everyone else is going to want to see that person locked up without knowing the real story.
Lots of states and judges have stopped these types of stings because they really are unconstitutional. I bet in your hearts most of you already know that you are creating pedophiles. You hear about how much of a good job law enforcement is doing by catching all these so called predators. Florida is a state that is becoming known for having so many sex offenders. Why? Because YOU ARE CREATING THEM. Do you really think that there are thousands and thousands of predators lurking around behind bushes? No, these are men speaking in fantasy land with fantasy kids. They are telling you what you want to hear. Why do so many men fall for this? Because when they are talking to you they are thinking with their other brain. The one that wants to tell you what you want to hear so they can get laid.
I know that there are many of you out their who just do not want to admit that this is wrong and that you are scared to be the outcast. But I pray to God everyday that my man and the other men going through this will get the chances and the justice that they deserve.