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And the tactics they're using to put alleged sexual offenders in jail are sweeping up large numbers of law-abiding men, too.Many of the men whose mugshots sheriffs have been paraded in made-for-TV press conferences were not seeking to meet children online, according to a yearlong WTSP-TV investigation.
"They may do something physically against a young little kid."But predator stings are still alive in central Florida, operating under Judd, who is head of the Florida Sheriff's Task Force on Internet crimes against children.
Predator hunting is one sheriff's 'favorite topic'Sheriff of Polk County since 2005, Judd has made it clear that targeting sexual predators is his top priority.
Defense attorney The federal Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program has received more than $200 million from Congress since 2003 to battle cyber enticement and child pornography across the USA.
That includes a onetime budget boost of $75 million in 2009.
Many of the men charged with sexual-predator crimes see little jail time.