More than a dozen men from across central Florida walked into a trap set by the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
The men are now charged with attempting to have sex with girls aged 14 and younger, some as young as 8 years old.
Investigators say a Davenport home was the rendezvous point arranged online to catch the 15 men.
You would think that prospective pervs would know enough to stay out of Polk County, but being an addict myself I can understand the power of the Jones. It looks like at least one of the accused had his wits about him:
One of the arrestees, Ray Damon of Dunedin, told reporters that investigators misread his intentions.
"I never said I was going to do anything with or to the daughter. I told the woman what she wanted to hear so she would invite me here because I wanted to hook up with her mom. But I didn't say was going to do anything to the daughter in specifics, or with her or anything..."
And a little surprise:
The Sheriff said one of his detectives got quite a surprise during the operation when he knocked on a door to find a man who reportedly coaches a Little League team that the detective's son plays on.
I have come to the conclusion that I would be the world's worst parent. No computer in your bedroom - it's in a common area. And I know all your passwords. And if I am in a generous mood you will get a cellphone that cannot take or receive pics or video. And if you behave I may even feed you and let you sleep in a bed.