A Florida man is behind bars after police say he attempted to lure underage girls into a life of sex trafficking.
Deputies in Martin County arrested 30-year-old Christopher Koeper on Tuesday after he arrived at a hotel where Koeper had arranged a meeting with who he thought was a 16-year-old girl – but was actually an undercover detective.
Officers say Koeper would go to bars and locations around Port St. Lucie, along with using social media, to lure victims into his scheme.
Detectives believe there are victims who have not yet come forward due to fear of prosecution or criminal charges.
Koeper faces life in prison if convicted of the crime. Officials are urging anyone who was approached by him to call the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.