Arrest in Underage Sex Sting
The suspect allegedly went online to arrange to have sex with an 11-year-old child. The suspect did not realize he was communicating with an undercover detective.
A 31-year-old Manatee County man has been arrested after allgedly trying to arrange and carry out a sexual encounter with a child.
Timothy Jasonis faces the following charges:
- Travel to Entice a Parent to Consent to Commit Sex Acts with a Child,
- Use of Computer to Entice a Parent of a Child to Commit Sex Acts on a Child,
- Attempted Sexual Battery on a Person Under 12 Years Old.
Jasonis was arrested Thursday, after an uncover sex sting that targeted users of a social network site.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Jasonis responded to an ad posted by an undercover detective posing as a mother looking for someone to "teach" her 11-year-old daughter about sex.
According to investigators, Jasonis told the undercover detective that he would have sex with the 11-year-old and arranged a meeting to carry out the act. Jasonis arrived at the location and was arrested without incident.