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Men traveled to Bradenton to have sex with girl, 14, detectives say

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Michael Hernandez, 39, and John Boyette, 47. Manatee County Jail booking photo Michael Hernandez, 39, and John Boyette, 47. Manatee County Jail booking photo
BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) -

Two men, who police say traveled to Bradenton to have sex with a 14-year-old girl, now face charges.

The men were arrested as part of an undercover sting operation conducted by Bradenton Police. A detective posed as a 14-year-old girl, while chatting online with the men.

Investigators say on Tuesday, June 10, Michael Anthony Hernandez, 39, was arrested after he traveled from Naples to Bradenton to have sex with a person who he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.

Detectives say they arrested John Westley Boyette, 47, after he traveled from Fort Myers to Bradenton to have sex with a person who he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.

Hernandez was charged with travel to meet a minor, attempted lewd and lascivious battery, transmission of harmful material to a minor and certain uses of computer services or devices prohibited.

Boyette was charged with travel to meet a minor, lewd and lascivious conduct, attempted lewd and lascivious battery, and certain used of computer services or devices prohibited.

Detectives ask that anyone with information about the cases call the Bradenton Police Detective Kevin Bunch at 941-932-9300, x 380 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477.

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