Federal agents arrested a Florida Keys man last week who they say sought sexual relations with an 11-year-old boy after seeing an ad on a hook-up website posted by someone claiming to be the boy’s uncle.
The “uncle” was an undercover federal agent monitoring the website for child sexual exploitation. A U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations criminal complaint claims the 48-year-old Key West man replied to a message from the agent, who posted Oct. 22 that he was looking for “incest role play” and wanted to introduce his nephew “to the scene.”
The man allegedly wrote to the undercover agent that he wanted to have sex with the boy.
On Oct. 23, the man allegedly sent a graphic email to the undercover agent describing himself physically and wanting to know details about the boy’s body.
A meeting was set up on Oct. 27 at a gas station on Key Haven, near Key West and agents arrested the man as soon as he arrived.
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