Man Answers Boy’s Craigslist Ad for Sex; Gets 12 Years in Prison

By Daniel Taylor, Esq.

A Florida man was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison after answering a teenage boy’s Craigslist ad seeking “adult companionship” and engaging in sexual activity with the teen.

50-year-old Brian Keith Dunn of Coral Springs pleaded guilty to coercing or enticing a minor into engaging in sexual activity, reports the Sun Sentinel. Dunn admitted to communicating with the 14-year-old by text and email, but maintained he never actually met the boy face-to-face.

Police told a different story, however.

Craigslist Ad Received 30 Responses From Men, Women

Dunn and the teen began communicating after the 14-year-old posted an ad on Craigslist seeking what authorities characterized as “adult companionship.” Dunn’s lawyer alleged the teen posted the ad in order to make money by way of prostitution and that the teen’s ad received 30 responses from both men and women.

Among those who responded to the ad was Dunn, whose explicit text messages to the teen were discovered when the teen returned the cell phone he had been borrowing from his mother. The boy told police that he had met Dunn in park, driven …read more

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