The internet sex stings concerning the solicitation of a minor are unconstitutional and do nothing more than test the will of average law-abiding males with consensual sex. These stings do not protect anyone because teens do not typically search for adults to have sex with on adult sites. These stings are nothing more than entrapment and the courts do not see the damage nor the rights of all involved. These stings are done on adult websites where age verification is required. Law enforcement posing as minors who are posing as adults on adult websites trap innocent victims usings bait and switch techniques. The men that are arrested are not looking for minors while they are on adult sites. They get tricked after the conversations start and the implied interest (and expressed interest most of the time) in sex is being used against them as well as freedom of speech to talk them into "committing crimes". Many stop conversations and get arrested anyway, others don't believe and have no proof that a minor is involved. Fantasy role-play is all over the internet and you cannot always believe what and who you are talking to so many are curious to see who they really talking to that is so interested in sex. These stings are nothing more than a money scheme to get taxpayers money and waste it instead of using it for better investments. Visit Florida Scandal for proof and examples of the injustice that has been put on us. There you will see "real ads" used in real stings clearly advertising sex with a woman proving that these stings do not target child preditors. Police seem to think when a random person on the internet who is supposed to be an adult looking for sex arbitrarily mentions they are "underage", then the men are supposed to "run away" but are not inclined to and should not have to because of the first amendment and lack of criminal activity.
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