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Florida man rode bicycle to meet child for sex, deputies say

Michael Simmons is accused of trying to meet up with a child for sex. (St. Johns County Sheriff's Office)

A man from northeast Florida is behind bars, accused of trying to lure a child for sex.

The child happened to be an undercover detective with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said 28-year-old Michael Lee Simmons made contact and shared an explicit photo with the undercover detective online.

Simmons, according to the report, arranged to meet the child on Tuesday.

The Sheriff's Office said Simmons rode a bicycle to where he planned to meet the child. Instead, investigators with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office took him to jail.

Simmons is facing multiple charges including use of computer to seduce, solicit, lure or entice a child or person believed to be a child to commit an unlawful sexual act with a child, travel to meet a child after using the computer to lure a child, transmit harmful materials to a minor, lewd and lascivious behavior and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.


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