Detectives Pose as 14-Year-Old Girl to Capture Alleged Sexual Predator
SPRING HILL – Dozens of child sexual predators were captured and ultimately convicted, thanks to the collaborative work between law enforcement and the hit series To Catch a Predator.
Hernando County Sheriff’s Deputies were successful in conducting their own “sting” today, after a Spring Hill man thought he was going to meet a 14-year-old girl – but instead – he found himself behind bars.
According to officials, on Monday, detectives received a complaint regarding an unknown male sending nude photographs of himself to a 14-year-old female. While sending the photos, the male also indicated that he wanted to perform various sexual acts on the female and others in her school. During one of the conversations, the male advised that he stands outside of the victim’s school (Explorer K-8) and watches the children when they are dismissed, as he lives very close by.
During the investigation, detectives learned that other 14-year-old females were being contacted by the male, via social media. It was determined that the male had been contacting, or attempting to contact, the females for about two weeks.
During an interview with the victim, detectives learned that a male, by the name of “Jordan,” began sending nude photos and videos of himself performing sexual acts on himself to the victim on SnapChat. Jordan requested the victim to send nude photos of herself to him; she refused. Jordan also requested that the victim skip school and meet him at a local park to engage in sexual relations; again, she refused.
During the conversations, the victim advised “Jordan” of her age, but he stated that he did not care, and even revealed that he was 20-years-old.
“Jordan” was eventually identified as Jordan Deandre Jamar Waters of Keysville Avenue in Spring Hill.
Today, detectives, posing as a 14-year-old girl, contacted Jordan and “she” would meet with him at a local park to have sexual relations.
Jordan Waters arrived at the park by bus and was quickly taken into custody.
While being interviewed at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Waters admitted to contacting the juveniles to request sexual relations.
Waters faces the following charges:
– Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation
– Traveling to Meet a Minor
– Attempted Lewd and Lascivious
– Transmission of Harmful Materials to Minor by Electronic Device
– Unlawful Use of Two-Way Device
– Bond – $30,000.
It should be noted that Waters is currently on probation for similar offenses.
The case remains under investigation.
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