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A Gantt man isn’t laughing after being arrested as part of “Operation April Fools” after he allegedly used a computer to solicit and meet a boy for sex.

Friday, the Tallahassee Police Department released that 41-year-old David Hicks II was one of 20 arrested during the week of April 10-15 by the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force or ICAC.  The operation was aimed at predatory online solicitation of children for sex, said Tallahassee Police Chief Dennis Jones.

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Related News: Man jailed for enticing child

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An Opp man, accused of enticing a 13-year-old boy and described as a “possible flight risk,” was jailed late Thursday by the Opp Police Department.

Sgt. Walter Inabinett with the OPD said the investigation began earlier in the day after 49-year-old Michael Eugene Zebarcki allegedly attempted to get the child, described as an “acquaintance,” to enter the basement of his home “for immoral purposes.”

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Related News: Facebook scheme lands 2 in jail

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It is believed that Adams soon took advantage of peoples’ generosity by using cash donations – solicited under the guise of treating sick animals – to pay for personal items such as electric bills and groceries for the family.

Dean said people gave more than $25,000, and the number could climb as the investigation continues.

Dean said at one point, Adams claimed to have been a victim of a burglary where all the animal supplies were stolen from a local storage facility.

“That claim was completely false,” he said.

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Related News: Facebook predator pleads guilty

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Pilkington, a Crossover Ministries client from Auburn, was caught after parents of multiple teenage girls reported that a man using the name “Bill Allen” had contacted their daughters on the social media site. Pilkington was ultimately arrested after Opp Police Department investigator Kevin Chance posed as one of the girls in a more than 12-hour online chat of sexually-explicit remarks. Pilkington, who stole a van to facilitate a meeting, was taken into custody less than 1,000-feet from a suggested meeting place.

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Related News: McCormick gets 10 years, plans to appeal

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Circuit Judge Ashley McKathan this week sentenced Samuel McCormick to 10 years in prison and ordered him to pay a $3,500 fine for his March conviction of knowingly possessing obscene matter containing visual depictions of persons under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts.

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