Undercover sex sting in Sarasota County - FOX 13 News

Undercover sex sting in Sarasota County

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

There is no warm welcome for these men at the door, instead Sarasota deputies greet them with handcuffs, and serious charges.

Sarasota Sheriff Tom Knight say the 30 men busted in the undercover sting were hoping to have sex with children.

Instead, they got busted.

"One individual traveled from Port Orange, Florida, which is over 200 miles, with an effort to sex with a child here in Sarasota County," said Sheriff Knight.

Then came a flood of tears, excuses and denials.

"I just want to go home. I just want to go home. I didn't do anything wrong," cried out one man.

But for a lot of these men, investigators say the proof was in their pockets -- one after the next, after the next.

"A condom right front pocket," one investigator described.

Sheriff Knight says in some cases, the men engaged in sexually explicit conversations online, ultimately traveling to Sarasota to have sex with a child. But it was what some of them brought with them that sheriff knights finds disturbing.

"We took handcuff off individuals, crack cocaine and one of the more frightening things was a sex kit more for torture than for toys," Knight said.

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