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10 arrested in Osceola County undercover child sex sting

Suspects met undercover deputies posing as juveniles to have sex, cops say

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Osceola County deputies arrested 10 suspects in an Internet child sex sting last week where they say the suspects solicited sex from a child by the Internet.

Deputies said during the four-day undercover operation, undercover detectives posed as juveniles to talk to individuals in chat rooms and instant-messaging programs on the Internet.

The suspects would then met at a location in Osceola County with the intention of having sex with a child, according to deputies.

All the suspects were arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail.

The following suspects were arrested by Osceola County deputies:

  • Jonathan Diperna, 25, Alpine Ridge Loop, Davenport. Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Unlawful Use of 2 Way Communication Device
  • Eliot Libby, 32, Hummingbird Court, Poinciana. Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Unlawful Use of 2 Way Communication Device, Use of a Computer to Seduce/Lure a Child
  • Anthony Maisonave, 22, Sherwood Oaks Circle, Ocoee. Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Unlawful Use of 2 Way Communication Device
  • Steven Morales, 24, W. Columbia Avenue, Kissimmee. Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Use of a Computer to Seduce/Lure a Child, Child Neglect
  • Steve Nichols, 23, Pemberly Pines Circle, St. Cloud. Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Possession of Photo of Sexual Performance of a Child.
  • Alfonso Pena-Nopal,38, Transient, Lake City. Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Unlawful Use of 2 Way Communication Device
  • Eric Redmond, 37, Pixie Lane, St. Cloud. Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Unlawful Use of 2 Way Communication Device, Use of a Computer to Seduce/Lure a Child.
  • Chad Edward Valenti, 32, 12th Avenue, Orlando. Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Unlawful Use of 2 Way Communication Device.
  • Carlshay Dequawn Williams, 20, Summerwind Drive, Winter Park. Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Unlawful Use of 2 Way Communication Device
  • Christopher Scott Wilson, 28, 33rd Street, Sarasota. Travel to Meet Child for Sex, Unlawful Use of 2 Way Communication Device, Use of a Computer to Seduce/Lure a Child, Lewd & Lascivious Conduct, 2 counts of Personal Electronic Transmission of Information to a Minor, 2 counts of Transmitting Video of a Lewd Act