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A 23-year-old Sri Lankan was charged for attempted sexual encounter with an underage girl he met via Craigslist in US.

Shabeeb Ahamed Mohamed Shaheed was charged Wednesday with one count of traveling to meet a minor, one count of use of computer for solicitation of a minor, and one count of attempted lewd or lascivious battery.

He had traveled by taxi to Starbucks on Palm Bay Road in hopes of having a sexual encounter with an underage girl he met via Craigslist, said Yvonne Martinez, Palm Bay police spokeswoman.

Instead, police officers arrested him: The "girl" he had been repeatedly emailing and texting was an undercover detective with the department's Special Victims Unit.

Shaheed remains incarcerated at the Brevard County Jail Complex, and his bond was set at $85,000.

"Mr. Shaheed thought he was talking to a girl under the age of 16 and in his communications with her he validated several times that he knew her age," Det. Ursula Cowan stated in a press release.

"He was very specific with what he wanted to do with her, and based on the evidence we gathered we were able to support probable cause for these charges," Cowan stated.(Florida Today)

 
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  • ravi Saturday, 16 May 2015 06:53 PM

    justice you should be ashamed of yourself for that comment. one should satisfy their needs through legal means. what would you think if the girl was your daughter and what do you say to patdaphiles via DM Android App

    lokkaaiya Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:00 PM

    Well the name sort of gave it away for me.

    Researcher Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:12 PM

    It is reported, in USA 2% of adolescents have had sex by the time they reach their 12th birthday. But adolescence is a time of rapid change. 16% of teens have had sex by age 15, but one-third of those aged 16, nearly half (48%) of those aged 17, 61% of 18-year-olds and 71% of 19-year-olds. There is little difference by gender in the timing of first sex.Given the above, I find it puzzling why this particular case was given special attention and given international publicity.

    Tom Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:22 PM

    Islam do not preach to do bad things. You sound very idiotic. Do not make comments simply because you need to say something.

    sss Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:30 PM

    and how about such cases (even much serious cases) in Sri lanka)

    Real Peace Saturday, 16 May 2015 12:31 PM

    Oh Shaheed, you are in big trouble! See what you have done to the image of Sri Lanka.

    akbar Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:47 PM

    Kaffir lands to fullfill their dreams and fantasy. ..This is common in many western countries by Muslim immigrants.

    CID Saturday, 16 May 2015 12:50 PM

    So the undercover agent screwed him!!

    Matipahana Saturday, 16 May 2015 01:15 PM

    Proud to be Sri Lankan!

    Jim jil Saturday, 16 May 2015 01:20 PM

    Mr Clinton and Monika case. Clinton not punished and Congress given for his second term via DM Android App

    Lokka Saturday, 16 May 2015 01:26 PM

    In defence you say you are a GOOD Muslim. Bloop.

    Justice Saturday, 16 May 2015 01:37 PM

    Free this young chap as a normal human being he also has needs and wants so he didn't do anything please dont ruin an engineers life. via DM Android App

    shantha Saturday, 16 May 2015 03:19 PM

    The fact is that muslim male immigrants are doing this in every western country that took them in?

    Rujhan Saturday, 16 May 2015 04:11 PM

    First of all I do accept he has committed wrong but many sick anti-muslims are blaming the religion instead of the person. via DM Android App

    Raviraj Saturday, 16 May 2015 04:18 PM

    Do not link this incident with religion. No religion says do bad things.

    sam Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:11 AM

    Sex with minors is illegal. If this guy was also below 18 he would have got away.

    Rajiva Saturday, 16 May 2015 06:16 PM

    He should be a Malay or Pakistani Immigrant.


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