Miss America Aids in Sexual Predator Cases
Sting operations targeting online sexual predators featuring Miss America have landed eleven men, reports the Associated Press.
Lauren Nelson, 20, worked with police to capture would-be sexual predators by enticing them via Internet conversations, according to the AP. Nelson pretended to be a 14-year-old girl, inviting grown men to meet her at a Long Island, NY home.
During the conversations, Nelson sent the men pictures taken of her as a teenager, reports the AP.
Of the 11 men arrested for attempted dissemination of indecent material to minors, four actually went to the Long Island home, while seven turned themselves in later, according to the AP.
"'The story was that they knew I was 14, and I told them I was cutting school to meet with them,' Nelson said. 'I stood outside on the porch, and I would say hi to them and wave them inside,'" according to the AP.