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News Date: 5/10/2011 

 Operation Last House Call - 22 Men Arrested for Traveling to Polk County to Have Sex With Children 


From Monday, April 18, through Sunday, May 8, 2011, a total of 22 adult men were arrested and charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex (and related crimes) during an extensive undercover operation conducted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (Central Florida ICAC Task Force Coordinator), working in conjunction with members of the Tenth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, Jerry Hill, State Attorney; Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution; agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE); deputies from the Hardee, Hernando, Lake, and Osceola County Sheriff’s Office; and officers from the Orlando and Plant City Police Departments.
 
During Operation Last House Call, nearly every suspect answered advertisements posted by undercover detectives on Internet advertising websites, including “Craigslist,” “Backpage,” “MyYearbook,” and “OKCupid.” The common theme of the ads were: “mom/stepparent/aunt/guardian seeking guidance for my daughter/stepdaughter/niece,” for girls as young as age 9 years old up to age 14 years old.
 
8 of the 22 suspects were arrested after chatting online via AOL instant messenger with undercover detectives posing as children, and then coming to the location to have sex with those “children.”
14 of the 22 adult male suspects who were arrested answered online ads, expressing an interest in responding to the house to engage in sexual acts with the young girls, some of them saying they were willing to “teach” the children how to have sex. Some of the men also expressed an interest in having sex with the “mom” and the “child” at the same time.
 
11 of the 22 adult male suspects have criminal histories. One is a registered sex offender. One has a permanent injunction against him for dating violence. Several admitted to owning and looking at child pornography and being sexually aroused when looking at child porn. Four of the suspects are from other states – Maryland, Virginia, Texas, and Missouri. One of the suspects sent flowers to the two “adult women” who wanted him to participate in a “rite of passage” ceremony with their 11-year-old daughter – he sent chocolate candy to the “daughter.”
 
One of the suspects, an 18-year-old, uttered the spontaneous comment as detectives were placing the handcuffs on him, “My mom’s gonna kill me – and tomorrow is Mother’s Day, too.”
 
After the suspects initially answered the ads, they then engaged the undercover detectives in subsequent emails, online chats, text messages, and telephone calls, during which time the suspects agreed to come to an undercover location in Polk County. When the suspects arrived at the undercover location, they were placed under arrest.
 
Sheriff Grady Judd said, “These men showed up to our undercover location with gifts and clothing for children, along with condoms and sex toys they planned on using when having sex with the children. Once again, we saw men soliciting our undercover detectives to have sex with children within minutes of initiating online chats with them. Their behavior is despicable, and we hope that this operation is the very last time any of them make a ‘house call’ to have sex with a child.”
 
The following men were arrested during the operation (suspect names are in alphabetical order):
 
On April 22, Stephen K. Allen, DOB 2/15/1986, of 1612 E. Concord Street in Orlando, drove from Orlando to the undercover location to teach a woman’s 13-year-old sister how to have sex. Allen was arrested when he came to the house, and was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2).
 
On April 30, Shawn M. Bartmann, DOB 9/1/1983, of 1775 Interstate Drive in Lakeland, drove to the undercover location to have sex with who he thought was a 13-year-old girl he met on the social networking site ‘myyearbook.com.’ Bartmann was arrested when he came to the house, and was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communications (F-3).
 
On April 24, Joseph C. Bolinao, DOB 1/7/1992, of 2569 Alafaya Trail, Apt. 135 in Orlando, drove from Orlando to the undercover location to teach a 13-year-old girl how to have sex. Bolinao was arrested when he came to the house, and was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2).
 
On May 2, David R. Cohen, DOB 5/25/1952, of 1404 Falcon Crest in Germantown, MD, drove from Orlando, where he was staying at the Rosen Hotel on International Drive in town for a conference, to the undercover location to teach a man’s 10-year-old stepdaughter how to have sex. Cohen was arrested when he came to the house, and was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2), 1 ct. Attempted Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12 (F-C), 1 ct. Use of Computer to Seduce a Child (F-3), 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communications (F-3).
 
On April 30, Brian L. Detty, DOB 2/4/1963, of 1464 Satsuma Court in Clearwater, drove to the undercover location from the Omni at Champion’s Gate where he was on a golf trip with friends, to teach two adult female life partners’ 11-year-old daughter how to have sex in a “rite of passage” ceremony. Detty was arrested when he came to the house, and was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2), 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communications (F-3), 1 ct. Possession Marijuana, 1 ct. Possession Drugs Without Prescription, 1 ct. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M-1).
 
 
On May 7, George T. Drage, DOB 4/20/1993, of 1108 Webster Avenue in Orlando, drove to the undercover location to have sex with who he thought was a 13-year-old girl he met in the ‘Casual Encounters’ section of Craigslist. Drage was arrested when he came to the house, uttering, “My mom’s gonna kill me……and tomorrow’s Mother’s Day” when the detectives placed handcuffs on him. He was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communications (F-3), 1 ct. Use of Computer to Seduce a Child (F-3), 1 ct. Attempted Lewd/Lascivious Battery on Child (F-2).
 
On April 24, Brian S. Fenn, DOB 7/5/1974, of 2306 Lees Court in Bartow, drove to the undercover location to teach a woman’s 11-year-old daughter how to have sex in a “coming of age” ceremony. Fenn was arrested when he came to the house, and was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2), 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communications (F-3).
 
On April 19, Sean I. Giuliani, DOB 11/3/1986, of 4321 Longshore Drive in Land ‘o Lakes, drove from Land ‘o Lakes to the undercover location to teach an 11-year-old girl how to have sex. Giuliani told detectives he was originally answering ads because he and his wife wanted to “hook up” with another female and have a threesome, but his wife changed her mind so he began answering ads alone. He was arrested when he came to the house, and was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), and 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2).
 
On April 27, Grammatas Grammatas, DOB 4/14/1951, of 1254 Salt Creek Court in Holiday, drove to the undercover location to teach an 11-year-old girl how to have sex in a “rite of passage” ceremony. Grammatas sent flowers to the girl’s two mothers (a u/c detective posing as two female life partners) and chocolate candy to the “girl.” He would not agree to come to the house, but traveled to a nearby gas station, where detectives placed him under arrest. He was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2), and 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communication (F-3).
 
On April 26, Nicardo Hamilton, DOB 3/12/1987, of 9400 Carthage Road in Spring Hill, drove to the undercover location to teach an 11-year-old girl how to have sex during a “coming of age” ceremony. Hamilton was stopped for speeding by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office while enroute to the undercover location. He has been arrested in the past (Hernando County, 2002) for Sexual Assault on a Child. When he arrived at the undercover location, he was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2), and 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communication (F-3).
 
 
On May 4, Nicholas Hillman, DOB 6/16/1969, of 103 Magnolia Street in Seffner, drove to the undercover location to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he believed he met online, who was actually a detective from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. Hillman arrived at the undercover location and attempted to come in the back door so nobody would see him. He made statements online that he would be nervous to come to the house because he would “expect the cops to jump out.” When he arrived at the undercover location, he was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Attempted Lewd/Lascivious Battery on a Child (F-2), 1 ct. Use of Computer to Seduce a Child (F-3), and 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communication (F-3).
 
On April 27, Andre Jezierski, DOB 12/4/1958, of 1530 Elm Avenue in Winter Park, drove to the undercover location to teach a 13-year-old girl how to have sex. He chatted with who he believed to be her mom, whom he met on “okcupid.com.” Jezierski recently published a book entitled Television Everywhere: How Hollywood Can Take Back The Internet and Turn Digital Dimes Into Dollars. He was previously CEO of News Corp. JV, a subsidiary of Sky Latin America. He was arrested when he arrived at the undercover location, and was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), and 1 ct. Use of Computer to Seduce a Child (F-3).
 
On May 7, Anthony Lampp, DOB 10/29/1971, of 741 SW Shiloh Street in Fort White, drove to the undercover location to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he believed he met online. While chatting with the “girl,” Lampp also chatted separately with another undercover detective who was also posing as a 14-year-old girl. He had extensive, sexually explicit conversations with each, expressing a strong desire to meet them in person and have sex with them. He was registered as a sex offender in Columbia County in 2002, and was also sentenced to a year in state prison in West Virginia for child abuse in 2009. He arrived at the undercover location to have sex with a “girl” and was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 2 cts. Attempted Lewd/Lascivious Battery on a Child (F-2), 2 cts. Use of Computer to Seduce a Child (F-3), 2 cts. Receiving Computer Statements of a Child’s Identity (F-3), 1 ct. Possession Marijuana (M-1), 1 ct. Possession Paraphernalia (M-1), and 2 cts. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communication (F-3).
 
On May 2, Robert Langley, DOB 2/11/1950, of 814 East Harbour Court in Ocoee, drove to the undercover location after answering an ad on Craisglist posted by an Orland PD detective, to teach her 12-year-old niece how to have sex. Langley arrived at the undercover location with condoms. He was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Attempted Lewd/Lascivious Battery on a Child (F-2), 1 ct. Use of Computer to Seduce a Child (F-3), 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2), and 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communication (F-3).
 
On May 1, Richard Lightfoot, DOB 6/4/1969, of 700 Brookside Drive in Marthasville, Missouri, drove to the undercover location to teach a woman’s 11-year-old daughter how to have sex in a “rite of passage” ceremony. Lightfoot, an audio-visual technician in Missouri, had just finished a job in Tampa and was enroute to Charleston, SC, when he came to the house. He was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2), 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communications (F-3).
On April 21, Rene Mercado, DOB 2/6/1982, of 2546 Sharon Drive in Dallas, Texas, drove from his hotel Orlando (he was in Florida on business) to the undercover location to teach a woman’s 13-year-old sister how to have sex. Mercado was arrested when he came to the house, and was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2), and 1 ct. Possession of Marijuana (M-1).
 
 On April 21, Richard Misenhelder, DOB 1/7/1966, of 5120 57th Street South in Gulf Port, drove to the undercover location to “make sweet love” to who he believed was a 14-year-old girl he met in an AOL chat room. Mercado was arrested when he came to the house, and was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Use of Computer to Seduce a Child (F-3), 1 ct. Attempted Lewd/Lascivious Battery on Child (F-3), and 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communication (F-3).
 
On April 23, James Rosenthal, DOB 11/17/1943, of 2756 Foxfire Court in Clearwater, whose online name “JimParris17” is known to detectives as having chatted with them while they have posed as children online for the past 3 years, drove to the undercover location to have sex with who he believed was a 14-year-old girl he met in an AOL chat room. Rosenthal uttered the spontaneous statement, while detectives were placing handcuffs on him, “Please don’t do this – I just wanted to teach her,” and then began to cry. He was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 2 cts. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), and 1 ct. Use of Computer to Seduce a Child (F-3).
 
On May 4, Brian Rudolph, DOB 10/23/1977, of 719.5 Irma Avenue in Orlando, drove to the undercover location to teach a man’s 14-year-old female cousin to have sex, responding to an ad on Craigslist posted by an undercover detective from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Rudolph has a permanent injunction for protection against him, issued in March 2011, for dating violence. He was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Attempted Lewd/Lascivious Battery on Child (F-2), 1 ct. Use of Computer to Seduce a Child (F-3), 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communication (F-3), and 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2).
 
On May 4, Chad Siperly, DOB 2/12/1972, of 1626 Compton Street in Brandon, drove to the undercover location to teach a man’s 9-year-old granddaughter to have sex, responding to an ad on Craigslist posted by an undercover detective from the Orlando Police Department. Siperly was arrested at a nearby gas station because he did not want to come all the way to the house. He told detectives he looks at child porn and is attracted to pre-teen girls.  He was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), 1 ct. Attempted Lewd/Lascivious Battery on Child (F-2), 1 ct. Use of Computer to Seduce a Child (F-3), 1 ct. Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communication (F-3), and 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2).
 
On April 23, Jay Stroup, DOB 10/8/1976, of 747 Alder Circle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, who is in the U.S. Navy and was in town to hang out with friends in Bradenton before being deployed, drove to the undercover location to teach a woman’s 11-year-old daughter to have sex in a “coming of age ceremony.” Stroup was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), and 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2).
 
On April 25, Malcolm Watkins, DOB 5/4/1975, of 3665 Cassia Drive in Orlando, drove to the undercover location to teach a woman’s 13-year-old sister to have sex after answering an ad on “backpage.com.” Stroup was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of: 1 ct. Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex (F-2), and 1 ct. Traveling to Entice a Parent to Consent With Sex With a Child (F-2).