In messages sent before the suspect arrived at the house, he allegedly wrote “I like em young” and “I have a sis she 8 but haven’t done nothing yet.” Police said that after his arrest, he claimed he believed the girl was 16 years old even though the chat log clearly indicated that “she” was 10.
Fernandez was one of two men who believed he was speaking with the father of a 10-year-old girl, and moved forward with a meeting anyway.
Ultimately Danielle helps Matthew emerge from his shell, and discover that sometimes you have to risk everything for the person you love.
“We have to search out these predators before they get to our children.”Sheriff Judd’s sting, dubbed “Operation April’s Fools,” involved several Florida law enforcement agencies, including the offices of the State Attorney and the Attorney General. Carrie Eleazer Horstman, the Public Information Officer for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, told The Daily Beast that some suspects “wanted to meet the juveniles at a nearby park, or a gazebo in the neighborhood” or another public location but several “came right up to the front door” of a house that detectives were using to make arrests.
For one week, specially-trained detectives from several departments communicated with suspected child sex predators online by posting fake ads or responding to existing solicitations from men. Indeed, footage posted by the Sheriff’s office shows several men, including Binder, striding confidently to the outdoor entryway.
Sweetie first interacted with the potential predators in public chat rooms.
Researchers made sure to model their alter ego's online conversation, in style and tone, to that of a preteen Filipino girl. But what they don't know: I'm not real." To show them she was, Terre de Homme researchers hunkered in an Amsterdam warehouse, turned on a Webcam, and using software, controlled the CG girl's conversation, facial expressions, and movements (made realistic through the use of motion capture technology).
Now that fake girl could help authorities identify very real child predators.