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FBI: US Army Sergeant Arrested in South Florida Sex Sting

The FBI says a U.S. Army sergeant was arrested in South Florida when he showed up for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with underage girls.

The SunSentinel reports 26-year-old Alexis Kirk Torres was communicating with an undercover law enforcement officer and Monday's meeting in a parking lot was a sting. Torres brought along candy, cash, condoms and lubricant.

The newspaper reports Torres replied to an ad in January that is generally associated with people seeking children for sexual purposes.

Agents secretly recorded Torres discussing the arrangements Monday.

Torres appeared briefly in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom Tuesday and will remain in jail until a hearing next week when a judge will consider bond. He agreed to pay $8,000 toward the cost of an assistant federal public defender.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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