Jamaican man greeted by police on way to meet minor for sex

September 20, 2022
31-year-old Taje Samuels Contributed photo

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says a Jamaican man has been arrested and charged in the state for travelling to have sex with a minor.

He has been identified as 31-year-old Taje Samuels.

According to authorities, the investigation began in August when Samuels messaged an undercover agent, who was posing as a 14-year-old girl.

The department said he planned to meet with the agent after sending lewd photos of himself. 

Believing he was meeting up with a young girl, Samuels travelled to Pensacola, where he was charged.

He was charged with one count of travelling to meet a minor to engage in sexual conduct after online solicitation; seven counts of transmission of harmful material to minors; and one count of use of a two-way communications device to facilitate a felony

He has not received bail.

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