WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WALA) - Shawn Scott Brock, 31, of Crestview planned on meeting with someone on January 9, 2013 but he hadn't intended for the person to be a law enforcement officer.
While online on January 8, 2013, he came across an advertisement of a bored, young female looking for someone to chat with. Brock made contact with the young female, who identified herself as "Katie", a 14-year-old residing in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
"Katie" was actually an investigator with the Walton County Sheriff's Office.
During their conversations, Brock made known his intentions of driving to Walton County to engage in illegal sexual activity with "Katie". Brock believed that "Katie" would be home alone without parental supervision during the course of the intended acts.
Brock was arrested at a local convenience store in DeFuniak where he had planned on meeting "Katie". Items related to sexual activity were located in Brock's vehicle, validating his intensions for his victim.
Brock was transported and booked into the Walton County Department of Corrections. He was charged with Obscene Communications-Traveling to Meet after Using Computer to Lure Child.
The Walton County Sheriff's Office is taking a proactive approach into investigating cyber-crimes in the area. Numerous arrests were made in 2012 in the field of cyber-crime. This is the first arrest in 2013 specifically resulting from a cyber-crime investigation.
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