Websleuths
Go Back   Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community > Current Events > Crimes-Spotlight on Children

Notices

Crimes-Spotlight on Children Discussion related to crimes against children.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-14-2012, 01:44 AM
Reader's Avatar
Reader Reader is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,981
FL- Operation Tail Feather arrests 23 so far

Ocala man arrested in child-sex sting

http://www.ocala.com/article/2012021...20219970&tc=ix

An Ocala man was arrested Friday on charges of using a computer to lure a child for sex as part of Operation Tail Feather, an undercover sting operation by the Gainesville Police Department and the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.

Manuel Simmone Hudson, 33, of 600 SW 30th Ave., was arrested after he went to a specified location to meet deputies based on conversations that he had with undercover detectives during the sting operation.

Hudson is the 23rd man arrested in the sting, which began Feb. 1.

-------
Previous article:

Suspects in child-sex sting may face federal charges


http://www.ocala.com/article/2012020...9746?p=1&tc=pg

The 21 men arrested during a recent undercover Internet sting targeting people looking to have sex with minors may face federal charges, which officials say carry significantly harsher penalties.

At a news conference Tuesday where officials detailed the weeklong Operation Tail Feather, Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Williams confirmed that his office is preparing to prosecute some or all of the suspects.

He said it was premature to say what federal charges were likely to be filed.

State Attorney Bill Cervone said most of the charges the suspects now face carry a maximum penalty of 15 years under state law. The penalties could double under comparable federal charges, he said.

During the operation that started on Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. and ended Monday at 3 a.m., members of the Gainesville Police Department, Alachua County Sheriff's Office and other agencies answered and posted online ads claiming to be minors or guardians of minors who were looking for sexual partners for the children.

When those who responded to the ads drove to a pre-arranged meeting point in the Gainesville area, they were arrested. The suspects were all between the ages of 19 and 65 and nine of them were from Alachua County or Levy County.

More at links.....
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Reader For This Useful Post:
  #2  
Old 02-14-2012, 02:41 AM
Missizzy Missizzy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,640
23 arrests? That's impressive. Ages 19-65?

This field is an equal opportunity employer, isn't it?
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Missizzy For This Useful Post:
  #3  
Old 02-14-2012, 02:44 AM
Missizzy Missizzy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,640
Good Lord, what a comment from Reader's link:

"...We chatted with hundreds of people and if we had been in hundreds of locations, we could have arrested hundreds..."


Note that you can see each mug shot individually via a slide show.


Also:

"...Those arrested included a graduate student, a truck driver, a physician's assistant and an elementary school teacher. Most were white, some were black and one was Asian. All were men. The diversity of the suspects was something that Kelly pointed out during the news conference. "What does a sexual predator look like? It can look like anyone in this room," Kelly said as he waved his arm to include everyone in the room. "It can be anybody...."
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Missizzy For This Useful Post:
  #4  
Old 02-14-2012, 02:58 AM
Missizzy Missizzy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,640
Here's a transcription of the names from the link above, taken from the mug shots. I highly suggest that everyone take a look at the mug shots. Some guys are creepy looking. Most are not at all. Isn't that the scariest part of all?

Anthony Assanti, 34, of Gainesville

Assaf Adam Hazan, 35, of Tampa

Bradley Scott Tison, 19, of Gainesville

Brandon Edward Simmons, 36, of Weirsdale

Charles Edward Mills, 56, of Lake Park, Ga.

Cody Stuart Johnston, 20, of Jacksonville

David Lashley, 49, of Lake City

Erich Alexander Farber II, 32, of Middleburg

Jake Owen Johnson, 25, of Morriston

Jeffrey Raymond Emmons, 26, of High Springs

Jermaine Franklin Davis, 26, of Gainesville (the church mentor)

Jerry Brown, 65, of Jacksonville

Lei Liu, 27, of West Palm Beach

Lenard Sidney Norman, 24, of Gainesville (second grade teacher)

Matthew J. Gendron, 45, of Alachua

Robert Tyler McCord, 21, of Lacrosse

Robert Alan Savicky, 31, of Morriston

Robert Stanley Ziolkowski, 65, Adel, Ga.

Timothy Scott Hiers, 34, Adel, Ga.

Travis Scott Moody, 29, of Jasper

Zebediah Jordon Daugherty, 23, of Leesburg

Richard Douglas Jernigan, 30, of Ocala
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Missizzy For This Useful Post:
  #5  
Old 02-14-2012, 03:03 AM
Missizzy Missizzy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,640
http://www.fox30jax.com/mostpopular/...eE8bsye8w.cspx

"....According to [Sgt. Todd] Kelly, other suspects showed up with sex toys, used and unused condoms, and bondage paraphernalia. But what was really disturbing, Kelly says, was that many showed up with guns.

"What's scary about this is you don't know what their intentions were. They came to fulfill some sort of fantasy and they could have had other motives that could have resulted in death in some of these cases," said Kelly...."

more at link
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Missizzy For This Useful Post:
  #6  
Old 02-14-2012, 09:19 AM
Belinda's Avatar
Belinda Belinda is offline
Doer of Things
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5,685
Missizzy, I copied out all the names onto my computer so I can go back and check on them and see what sentences they received. I will post it here when I start getting conviction information on them.
__________________
Forum: Jury Room
Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=0


Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBBcGVid0lmUHc
=======================================

Forum: Jury Room
Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBIaHRnR1g0SEE
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Belinda For This Useful Post:
  #7  
Old 02-14-2012, 11:18 AM
Missizzy Missizzy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,640
I found those late last night after I'd gone to bed. I wanted to go to sleep and turned off the light. But those names haunted me. I turned the light back on and cut and pasted each one of those guys' names and studied their mugshots. I decided that we've got to get those names out there....for the victims. It will be very helpful, Belinda, to know the outcome. I hope they each do prison time. God only knows how many real children each has offended. These guys did not just up and start this behavior last month.

The comment about there being 100s more, if they only had the resources, really disturbs me. And guns??? What in heck were these guys planning to do with guns?
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Missizzy For This Useful Post:
  #8  
Old 02-14-2012, 03:08 PM
Reader's Avatar
Reader Reader is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,981
Missizzy and Belinda, thanks for all the extra work you do on these cases for the children!
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Reader For This Useful Post:
  #9  
Old 02-14-2012, 03:13 PM
Missizzy Missizzy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,640
It's an honor, Reader.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Missizzy For This Useful Post:
  #10  
Old 02-14-2012, 10:22 PM
Filly's Avatar
Filly Filly is offline
KICKING AND SHINING
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: CITY OF BROTHERLY SHOVE
Posts: 17,645
Whoa, whoa, what's the chances two perverts showed up from Adel, Georgia?

Now I so have to look that up.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Filly For This Useful Post:
  #11  
Old 02-14-2012, 10:49 PM
Missizzy Missizzy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,640
Good question. 5344 people. Originally named Puddleville. Hmmmm.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Missizzy For This Useful Post:
  #12  
Old 02-14-2012, 10:52 PM
Missizzy Missizzy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,640
An article about the two from Adel:

http://www.walb.com/story/16901481/s...type=printable

"Two men from Adel were among those arrested in the operation in Florida. More than 40 local, State, and federal officers took part in the operation last week in Gainesville. Child advocates in south Georgia say parents need to understand predators are out there looking for young victims. The two Adel men were arrested at the same Gainesville, Florida gas station last week on back to back days. Investigators say they went there expecting to have sex with 11 and 13 year girls.

In 'Operation Tail Feather,' on February 1st, 34-year-old Timothy Hiers of Adel was arrested at a gas station about 9:45pm. He's a truck driver, and the day before he arranged over the Internet to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex...."

and

"...On February 2nd 65 year old Robert Ziolkowski of Adel was arrested at the same Gainesville gas station. Over the Internet he thought he was arranging for sex with an 11-year-old girl arranged by her father. In his pocket, two condoms...."

more at link


CHILLING!!
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Missizzy For This Useful Post:
  #13  
Old 02-14-2012, 10:55 PM
Missizzy Missizzy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,640
Hiers, a pool cleaner:

http://www.myspace.com/547582676



Hmmm. Guess he followed his motto:

"Live life like there's no tomorrow"

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000186029212
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Missizzy For This Useful Post:
  #14  
Old 02-15-2012, 12:26 PM
Filly's Avatar
Filly Filly is offline
KICKING AND SHINING
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: CITY OF BROTHERLY SHOVE
Posts: 17,645
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
Good question. 5344 people. Originally named Puddleville. Hmmmm.
For a population like that they have a significant number of RSO's. Add two more.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Filly For This Useful Post:
  #15  
Old 02-15-2012, 12:41 PM
Filly's Avatar
Filly Filly is offline
KICKING AND SHINING
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: CITY OF BROTHERLY SHOVE
Posts: 17,645
David Lashley


FB




https://www.facebook.com/davidlashle...shley0?sk=wall


David seems to have God on his side right now.

His take on a great relationship and what it encompasses is ironic.

Ummmmmmmmmmm, that wouldn't include arranging to have sex with who you think is a 14 year old ya freak. Plus God's not real down with that, Davey.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Filly For This Useful Post:
  #16  
Old 02-15-2012, 12:57 PM
Filly's Avatar
Filly Filly is offline
KICKING AND SHINING
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: CITY OF BROTHERLY SHOVE
Posts: 17,645
Bradley Tison obviously just getting on with his life.




FB

https://www.facebook.com/Redhottflam...giraffe/photos
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Filly For This Useful Post:
  #17  
Old 02-15-2012, 01:10 PM
Missizzy Missizzy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10,640
I can't be sure about this but I have a sense that this particular crime--trying to set up a sexual assault of a child--is not a team sport, such as trading child porn. I could be wrong but I think that most of these guys are lone wolves--out there pursuing their sick fantasies. Did anyone see mention of any of the perps showing up with cameras? I suppose I could be all wet and they planned to film the "date" for sharing. Hmmmm. Sick sick sick.

Hopefully these two arrests in such a small town will cause local folks to ask some hard questions.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Missizzy For This Useful Post:
  #18  
Old 02-15-2012, 10:39 PM
blue_the_puppy's Avatar
blue_the_puppy blue_the_puppy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: dc area
Posts: 339
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
Hiers, a pool cleaner:

http://www.myspace.com/547582676



Hmmm. Guess he followed his motto:

"Live life like there's no tomorrow"

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000186029212
i feel sorry for the poor woman in his fb picture. im sure she had no idea of her SO's "activities"
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to blue_the_puppy For This Useful Post:
  #19  
Old 05-25-2013, 11:34 AM
Filly's Avatar
Filly Filly is offline
KICKING AND SHINING
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: CITY OF BROTHERLY SHOVE
Posts: 17,645
Quote:
Originally Posted by Filly View Post
David Lashley


FB




https://www.facebook.com/davidlashle...shley0?sk=wall


David seems to have God on his side right now.

His take on a great relationship and what it encompasses is ironic.

Ummmmmmmmmmm, that wouldn't include arranging to have sex with who you think is a 14 year old ya freak. Plus God's not real down with that, Davey.
At some point this guy faked his own death. He was just arrested in Wyoming.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Filly For This Useful Post:
  #20  
Old 05-25-2013, 11:41 AM
Filly's Avatar
Filly Filly is offline
KICKING AND SHINING
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: CITY OF BROTHERLY SHOVE
Posts: 17,645
Back right after his arrest he said he was entrapped.



http://www.gainesville.com/article/2...CLES/120219602
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Filly For This Useful Post:
  #21  
Old 05-25-2013, 11:48 AM
Filly's Avatar
Filly Filly is offline
KICKING AND SHINING
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: CITY OF BROTHERLY SHOVE
Posts: 17,645
Going by the alias Wesly Byrd Lashley was moving around.

His death was connected to a missing houseboat. I recall reading something like that.



http://www.k2tv.com/news.php?id=3062
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Filly For This Useful Post:
  #22  
Old 05-27-2013, 12:21 AM
teedie2's Avatar
teedie2 teedie2 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,377
Oh, absolutely, poor old Lashley was entrapped! You can tell this for sure by looking at the charges that he was fleeing when he faked his death. LOL.

Thanks for all the info, Filly.

BTW, there are times when I wish you would pack up and get the h. out of Philly. You bring some really awful "local" stuff to WS. Seems to be an awful lot of crime up your way. I don't think I would have the nerve to live there.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to teedie2 For This Useful Post:
  #23  
Old 05-27-2013, 12:06 PM
Filly's Avatar
Filly Filly is offline
KICKING AND SHINING
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: CITY OF BROTHERLY SHOVE
Posts: 17,645
Quote:
Originally Posted by teedie2 View Post
Oh, absolutely, poor old Lashley was entrapped! You can tell this for sure by looking at the charges that he was fleeing when he faked his death. LOL.

Thanks for all the info, Filly.

BTW, there are times when I wish you would pack up and get the h. out of Philly. You bring some really awful "local" stuff to WS. Seems to be an awful lot of crime up your way. I don't think I would have the nerve to live there.
Any old time, teedie. Thank you for the concern as well. Hey, it's all I know. We've been here for generations now. Admittedly it's nice and quiet watching the news while traveling. We're like "That's news? That's it?"
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Filly For This Useful Post:
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Florida/Operation Child Shield II nets 50 arrests Missizzy Crimes-Spotlight on Children 7 02-02-2011 04:52 PM
Operation FALCON made 1,196 arrests in North Carolina’s Eastern District in June teonspaleprincess Crimes in the News 0 07-19-2009 05:28 PM
Operation "knock knock" arrests five people Filly Crimes in the News 3 09-26-2008 10:18 PM


© Copyright Websleuths 1999-2012 New To Site? Need Help?
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:05 PM.

Advertisements

Pre-Order Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony today!