Tampa, FL (May 6, 2019) – A man identified as 43-year-old Troy Roberts working in Tampa was arrested for traveling to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex, according to arrest records.
Roberts told who he thought was a teenager that he was only 29 and that he would meet her so that he could perform oral sex on her. He also told her that she should “bring a girlfriend” so that he could perform oral sex on her as well.
Authorities were behind the messages posing as the girl the entire time. When they arrested Roberts, he admitted that he engaged in sexual chats with her, thinking that she was a 14-year-old girl. Roberts has since been arrested.
Authorities searched his vehicle and found several sex toys inside. He has since been charged with traveling to meet a minor, misrepresentation of age to seduce a child and many other related charges.
Tampa Traveling to Meet a Minor Laws
Traveling to meet a minor with the intentions of engaging in sex with that teenager is considered to be a heinous crime to the courts and can result in some of the most severe penalties as a result. Enticing a child into these acts is penalized harshly by lead prosecutors who make cases against those who commit sex crimes each day across Florida. If you have been charged with one of these crimes in Florida, you should always have the experienced help of a sex crime attorney on your side to help you through the process.
Our attorneys at Musca Law have worked on many cases involving sex crimes and children for years. If you have been charged with one of these crimes, you could be facing a 2nd-degree felony, which could lead to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation, fines, and having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. We have helped many clients obtain successful case results during this difficult time and are here for you in your time of need. Please reach out to us for the help you deserve at (800) 687-2252.
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