Tampa Man Arrested For Traveling For Sex With A Minor In Brevard County

By  //  May 28, 2015

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Tampa man for traveling to Brevard County to engage in sexual relations with a minor.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Tampa man for traveling to Brevard County to engage in sexual relations with a minor.

Christopher Everding, 27, was arrested on May 22 after he traveled from his home in Tampa to meet a 14- year-old girl for the purpose of having a sexual relationship, according to investigators.

Everding was charged with Online solicitation of a parent or a child and is currently being held in the custody of the United States Marshal’s Service.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will be prosecuting the case.

The investigation was initiated after Everding contacted an undercover agent from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Sexual Offender Registration and Tracking Unit (SORT) in an Internet chat room.

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According to investigators, during several conversations between Everding and the agent, Everding expressed an interest to travel to Brevard County to engage in sexual relations with a minor.

A U.S. Air Force pilot is in custody after authorities say he traveled to Brevard County from Tampa for a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old child.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested U.S. Air Force pilot Christopher Everding, 27, after he traveled from his home in Tampa to meet a 14- year-old girl for the purpose of having a sexual relationship, according to investigators.(U.S. Air Force image)

On May 22, Everding was arrested when he showed up at the prearranged location.

Agents seized several items of evidence during the arrest that is being examined by forensic specialists to determine if Everding has previously engaged in this activity.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

“I can’t thank our investigative team and the United States Attorney’s Office enough for their efforts. The activities the suspect was attempting to arrange with this child were particularly disturbing and vile,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

“It is truly a blessing to know that we have a group who work around the clock to protect our most precious and innocent citizens by removing those who prey upon them from society!”

Anyone with information about this investigation or Everding is asked to call Agent Mike Spadafora of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office SORT Unit at 321-633- 8407 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).CRIMELINE-200

You can also visit crimeline.org, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.


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