TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Tampa man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly soliciting who he believed to be a 14-year-old boy.
According to police, officers assigned to the Cyber Crimes Squad/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began an online investigation targeting offenders involved in child exploitation in Tampa.
Probable cause was developed after the suspect, Justin Pawlowski, sent a photo of his genitals to who he believed to be the boy.
Pawlowski also allegedly expressed interest in meeting with the child on several occasions and suggested her was interested in engaging in sexual acts with him.
Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Pawlowski and he was taken into custody.