Kissimmee man part of Polk sting that nabs online sex predators | #childpredator | #onlinepredator | #sextrafficing


The Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Kissimmee man was one of six people arrested in a September sting operation designed to catch those who use the internet to solicit minors for sex.

As part of “Operation Child Protector IV,” during which detectives posed as children or guardians of children on social media platforms, mobile apps, and online dating sites to investigate those who prey upon and travel to meet children for unlawful sexual activity, Jairo Muniz, 40, was arrested.

According to a PCSO release, Muniz engaged in an online conversation on a social networking site and via cell phone with an undercover detective who was posing as a 13-year-old girl. He asked several questions about her sexual experience and described the sex acts he wanted to do to her; he stopped and bought condoms on the way. He sent a nude photo of himself to the girl. He told detectives that he is married and has four daughters between the ages of 9 and 16 years old. He said he is a laborer at a scaffolding company, and that he told his boss he was going to be late to work the day he traveled to meet the child for sex.

Muniz was arrested and charged with four felonies: traveling to meet a minor for sex, attempted lewd battery, transmission of material harmful to minor and use of a two-way communication device to commit a felony. Court records show he was released from jail on Sept. 24 after posting bond.

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