PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- A CBS-TV employee is accused of soliciting sex from an 11-year-old girl in exchange for tickets to a Miami Dolphins football game, police said.
Daniel Barron, 56, was arrested and charged with solicitation to commit sexual battery on a child under the age of 12 Saturday.
Police said Barron, a CBS sports television producer, chatted on the Internet with an undercover detective who was posing as a father willing to let Barron have sex with his 11-year-old daughter as well as sleep nude with her in exchange for tickets to the Miami Dolphins football game Sunday.
According to a police report, Barron told the undercover officer that he was looking forward to meeting the daughter, allegedly telling the detective, "I will be very gentle with her."
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said that Barron was arrested when he went to meet the people he thought would be the father and daughter in the parking lot of a Ft. Lauderdale hotel on Saturday.
“The first instant message was Saturday afternoon,” Mascara said. “The arrest took place that night with the assistance and participation of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Their work on this case was invaluable.”
According to a police report, after his arrest, Barron admitted to also using his CBS-owned computer to download and exchange child porn. He told police his computer could be found in a TV production truck located at Miami Dolphins Stadium, authorities said.
Detective Neil Spector with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office started the investigation by posing as the father of the girl and chatting the first time with Barron, police said.
Barron is currently being held at the Broward County Jail on $75,000 bond.
Spector was critical in another Internet investigation last month when a Nevada couple tried to get who they thought was a 15-year-old girl to run away to Las Vegas to be the husband's sex partner. Wesley Evans, 39, and Jennifer Evans, 33, were sentenced to 15 and 10 years in prison, respectively, after they were convicted of soliciting sex from a minor over the Internet.
the shocking part of this is that it was for dolphin tickets. who would have thought they were that hard to get. dude, just get a scalper.
has nobody seen dateline. dont we know how this shit ends. people who want tio have sex with underage boys and girls should be shot. these are predators. we can officially off these people immediately.................