Four "Sick" Men Arrested After Being Caught Sending Explicit Text To Cops Posing As Teens!

Published January 22, 2020

Rumble 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