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He said he was sure she was an adult — she was — so he made plans to meet her. He later was sentenced to two years of house arrest and a lifetime as a registered sex offender."He had a life of promise. "That's all been shot."Internet Crimes Against Children stings typically cost tens of thousands of dollars — sometimes close to $100,000 — and that doesn't include prosecuting and incarcerating defendants.

Light sentences sometimes are offered because suspects aren't considered dangerous offenders, contrary to Judd's claims.

Officers also now are responding to men's ads on dating sites like Plenty Of

After the men start online chats with people they think are adults, agents change the age they claim to be but try to persuade the men to continue the conversation anyway.

The other victims of sheriffs' stings Men who victimize children or look for underage victims online can't be excused.