Melbourne Man Attempts To Lure Underage Child For Sexual Conduct, Busted By BCSO Undercover Agent
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // May 10, 2018
Frank Manion Miles III, 31, arrested by BCSO
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I am very pleased to announce that earlier Wednesday afternoon, members of our Sexual Offender Registration and Tracking Unit (SORT) arrested 31-year-old Frank Manion Miles III of Melbourne for Traveling to Meet a Minor for the purpose of having unlawful sexual contact.
The investigation began when Agents discovered Miles posing as an underage child in a chat room designated for children.
A Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Agent who was working in an undercover capacity had conversations with Miles, who identified himself as being 17 years of age and solicited the undercover Agent, who he believed was 14 years of age. Miles wanted to engage in sexual conduct with the child and traveled to a location to meet when he was placed under arrest.
Miles is not a stranger to the criminal justice system as he was investigated and arrested in 2016 for Possession of Child Pornography.
Miles was out on bond at the time of his arrest today awaiting trial on the Child Pornography charges.
This investigation is a prime example of how online child predators operate and the extent they will go to in order to deceive and solicit children with the intent to cause harm.
Please join me in thanking the incredible members of our SORT team for doing everything they can to protect our children from those who prey upon them!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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