Flagler County Man Traveled To Meet Underage Girl For Sex, Met By Her Parents Instead
By Fox 35 // October 12, 2019
met by the girl's parents and deputies
PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – A Flagler County man is behind bars for attempting to lure a teenage girl for sex. Instead, he was greeted by her parents.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Joseph Steam, 27, after the 16-year-old girl’s parents found out he was messaging her through Facebook messenger to solicit sex, AJC reports.
Steam, thinking he was talking with the teenage girl, drove from Palm Coast to East Palatka with the intention of engaging in sexual activity with her, according to authorities.
When he pulled up to the Raceway gas station in Palatka, he was met by the girl’s parents and deputies.
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