March 13th, 2012--

The Polk County Sheriff's Department had no idea that they were going to walk into such a huge sting this past weekend. They were able to arrest over 40 people on charges relating to prostitution, but to make matters worse some of the arrested were predominant members of the community. Can you imagine their shock to find a retired IRS agent and an oncologist among those that they arrested? These were people who purposely walked into the operation with the intention of paying someone to have sex; however, they had no idea that on the other end there were undercover detectives just waiting for them to come in.

The Internet is full of different ways that people can get wrapped up in an illegal operation and arranging something like this is fairly simple to accomplish. In the end you are the one who has to answer to the judge about the charges being brought against you, so it is better to think twice about what you are doing before it is too late. You could be looking at anything from probation to jail time, both of which can be for a very long period of time.

Sex Stings in central Florida are under scrutiny for the way they are conducted. Many times, the lengths the undercover cops go can be questionable. Some situations that have arisen in the past are officers posing as women of legal age, and then after speaking with the potential criminal, switch their age to one that would put them in danger of breaking the law. In other instances, an officer poses as an older woman, and then suggest vaguely at the end that their younger sister or daughter will be joining in sexual activity. Arguably, there are many times the individual is set up in a situation where they have absolutely no interest having a sexual encounter with a minor but the conversation becomes meandrous.

Here at Umansky Law Firm we want to make sure that your rights are protected and you understand what you are dealing with. If you are in Central Florida and you are being charged with prostitution or solicitation, give our Orlando attorneys a call for a free consultation.  We have lawyers in the office that have dealt with many sex-related cases in central Florida.

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