Duval County Man Arrested for Soliciting a Minor
Thomas Jones, dubbed "the face of evil" by police, was recently arrested at a Florida CVS store, where he allegedly believed he would rendezvous with a 13-year-old girl he met on the Internet.
In reality, the 43-year-old father had been speaking to police detectives conducting a month-long investigation. During that time, Jones communicated not only with someone he thought was an underage girl but also with a man he believed to be the uncle of a 14-year-old who was soliciting sex for his niece. Jones allegedly said that he would "love to have a young love" and detailed the sexual positions he wanted to the detective posing as the teenager.
Neighbors of Jones expressed unease and surprise when they heard about the arrest. One neighbor said that he had planned to move even before he heard the news, and he was relieved that he was leaving the neighborhood. Per news reports, Jones cooperated with authorities, admitting that he had gone to the CVS store to meet a 13-year-old. He remains in custody with bail set at over one million dollars.
One can only speculate why Jones agreed to speak with police directly upon being taken into custody. He may have felt that there was no point in trying to hide the facts once he was caught. However, it is crucial not to follow his lead. Since even innocent people can make incriminating statements under duress, the best strategy is to remain quiet until an attorney shows up.
A seasoned Miami cybercrimes attorney with Seltzer Law, P.A. can help you understand your defense options and create an effective response to your charges. Call us 24/7/365 at 1-888-THE-DEFENSE (1-888-843-3333).