Four "Sick" Men Arrested After Being Caught Sending Explicit Text To Cops Posing As Teens!
Four Tampa Bay area men are accused of driving to meet-up with teenagers after sexually explicit conversations on social media. Turns out, the men were texting undercover deputies posing as teenagers.
Court documents show 40-year-old Rudy Siam made a 14-year-old friend on the Grindr app. But the conversation quickly turns explicit.
What Siam doesn’t know is he's actually texting an undercover Hillsborough County deputy.
“It’s very disturbing because I have both a son and a daughter," said Patrick Craven. He's the director of the non-profit Center for Cyber Safety and Education. “We were taught stranger danger by our parents but that was typically a man in a trench coat and a really bad van around the corner. Today the dark alley is the internet.”
Hillsborough County deputies arrested at least three other men in the months-long operation