Sebring, Florida police arrested four men on April 22, 2011 for sexual-related charges in an undercover operation at Veterans Beach near Tampa, Florida. The operation stemmed from allegations that lewd activity was occurring inside a men’s public restroom on the property.
The men arrested range in age from 52 to 70. The men face a variety of misdemeanor charges including, committing lewdness, exposing their sexual organs and soliciting for lewdness. Three of the men are accused of asking an undercover male officer to perform oral sex.
Florida law regards the exposure of sexual organs in public or on the private premises of another as unlawful.
Undercover sex sting operations are becoming the sting du jour in Florida. These days, the internet, chat rooms, beaches, public parks, malls, etc. have become the staging grounds for law enforcements undercover sex sting operations.
A person convicted of exposing sexual organs, while on the lesser end of sex crimes offenses could still suffer some extreme consequences of up to 12 months in county jail, a $1,000 fine, or both. A conviction of this sex crime, could mean the defendant must register as a sex offender, which coupled with a criminal record could destroy employment, hinder education opportunities, limit where one can live and wreck financial prospects.
If you have been arrested as a result of an undercover sex sting operation in the state of Florida, contact the Florida Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers online or call 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).
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