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Child Predator CyberCrime Unit in action

Date: August 16, 2007
Source: LawFuel

Attorney General Bill McCollum, acting United States Attorney James R. Klindt, and Michael J. Folmar, Special Agent in Charge of the Jacksonville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today announced that a South Carolina man pled guilty to the Federal charge of interstate travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. James Dove, of Beech Island, South Carolina, entered his plea today in the U.S. District Court in Jacksonville. Dove, 27, could face up to 30 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release from five years to life when he is sentenced at a later date.

According to court documents, on April 17, 2007, Dove drove his car from Beech Island, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with someone he believed was a 13-year old girl. The “girl” was in fact an undercover investigator with the Florida Attorney General's Child Predator CyberCrime Unit who had been chatting online with Dove for approximately two weeks. Even after he had been arrested, Dove still believed he had been chatting with a real girl and asked authorities to tell her that “she should watch out for guys who do this sort of thing.”

“We have seen time and time again that internet child predators will go to extraordinary lengths to victimize children,” said Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. “This sort of behavior is despicable and very dangerous. We are committed to presenting a united front against these individuals.”
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