(TAMPA, FL.) – A Mitchell man who was working in Tampa, Florida was arrested Friday after he thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex in Clearwater, Florida.
Police arrested 43-year-old Troy Roberts after he posed as a 29-year-old male and told who he thought was a teenager he wanted to perform oral sex on her.
Roberts was arrested on charges of traveling to meet a minor, misrepresentation of age to seduce/solicit/lure a child, unlawful use of a two-way communications device and certain uses of computer/devices prohibited.
“Wow 14. I am 29 which is probably too old for you,” one of the messages read, according to the records.
But Roberts was not talking to a female teenager; he was chatting with an undercover detective who was posing as a 14-year-old girl.
He sent messages saying he would “love” to perform the sexual acts. And for the girl to “bring a girlfriend if you want.”
In other more graphic messages, Roberts told the girl to be “freshly showered” and went into detail about the sexual acts he would perform on her.
During his arrest, police searched his vehicle and found several sex toys and one in his pocket. Roberts admitted to the sexual chats.