Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Operation Red Cheeks: 40 arrested in massive child sex sting, including pro-golfer, swim coach, teachers, college students and beekeeper

UK Daily Mail

A former PGA golf champion was busted, along with 40 others, including teachers, college students, and a retired beekeeper, in a week-long child sex sting.

‘Operation Red Cheeks’ began January 8 and involved several different crime-fighting organisations across the Orlando, Florida area posing as children in chat rooms.

Pro golfer Steve Thomas, 55, was charged with traveling to seduce an underage girl and using a computer to entice a legal guardian or parent to commit sex acts on an underage girl, according to officials.

The PGA Tour Web site says the Meridian, Mississippi native has finished in the top 10 of a tournament only once, and his winnings stand at just over $25,000.

He has appeared in 44 PGA Tour events. During his sting, he believed he was chatting with a woman about having sex with her 13-year-old daughter.

Police found three condoms, chocolate pudding, and a bottle of honey in his SUV, the arrest affidavit states...[Full Article]



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