Manatee sheriff arrests 25 in underage sex sting

February 18, 2014 

MANATEE -- Twenty-five people have been snared by an undercover law enforcement sting targeting people trying to have sex with children, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

"Detectives went online in various undercover capacities and subsequently set up meeting with the defendants at an undercover residence in Manatee County," the sheriff's office said in a news release. "The defendants went to the residence believing they were meeting up with a juvenile for a sexual encounter."

The operation, dubbed Operation Green Shepherd III, started Feb. 10 and concluded on Monday, according to the report.

Those arrested were:

-- William Gant, 50, of Manatee County. Charged with use of computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Donald Constantino, 75, of Manatee County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Andrew Schutte, 29, of Pinellas County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Anthony Smith, 39, of Polk County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Andrew Parent, 30, of Sarasota County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; attempted lewd and lascivious battery; possession of a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- Andreas Bubik, 33, of Manatee County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; attempted lewd and lascivious battery; and attempted contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

-- John Hernandez, 34, of Hillsborough County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; attempted lewd and lascivious battery; and attempted contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

-- Daniel Maisonet, 24, of Manatee County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Ronald Jackson, 34, of Marion County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Glenn Olvera, 22, of Manatee County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery; and procuring a person under age for prostitution.

-- Mark Nowak, 43, of Manatee County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Tyler Hoover, 19, of Pasco County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Brian Ambrose, 37, of Manatee County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Sameh Soliman Salib Soliman, 49 of Pinellas County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Kammeron Lynch, 24, of Hillsborough County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery; and transmission of materials harmful to minors by electronic device.

-- Aaron Tyskiewicz, 27, of Pasco County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery; transmission of materials harmful to minors by electronic device; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

-- Robert Broach II, 33, of Pine Bluff, Ark. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery; and two counts of transmission of materials harmful to minors by electronic device.

-- Ralph Polmales, 43, of Polk County, Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Kenneth Hulata, 39, of Manatee County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery; and procuring a person under 18 for prostitution.

-- Clinton Chambers, 51, of Pinellas County, Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery; possession of marijuana; and resisting arrest without violence.

-- Vincent Bradburn, 21, of Hillsborough County, Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Jack Thomas, 63, of Lake County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Kevin Harris, 44, of Manatee County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Abel Dubon, 33, of Hillsborough County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

-- Enzo Scordia, 27, of Hillsborough County. Use of a computer to solicit a child for sex; traveling to solicit a child for sex; and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.

Last March, the sheriff's office netted 35 arrests during Operation Green Shepherd II. And in September 2012, 43 suspects were arrested in Operation Green Shepherd.

Other agencies assisting with the latest operation were: Florida Department of Law Enforcement; police departments in Bradenton, Sarasota, North Port and St. Petersburg; and sheriff's offices in Polk, Lee, Seminole and Lake counties.

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