Related laws met a similar fate in South Carolina, Ohio, Michigan and Virginia (clickhere for PDF).
The biggest difference was that in those earlier lawsuits, the plaintiffs were pillars of society, including the American Library Association, the Magazine Publishers of America, the Association of American Publishers and the Interactive Digital Software Association.
A 26-year-old who said he is seeking political asylum.
These were among the snagged in a Polk County Sheriff Office sting sweep for sex trafficking-prostitution.
"Police blotter" is a weekly CNET report on the intersection of technology and the law. Quince broke with a line of cases from other courts, upheld the "harmful to minors" law and expanded it to cover instant-message conversations as well.
“Our priority was looking for the victims of human trafficking,” Judd said last week.An Air Force captain driving to meet a 14-year-old a day before he was supposed to meet his wife and kids at Disney World.A 20-year-old already in a work release program after getting caught in the same kind of police operation last year.The sting, March 14-20, was dubbed “Operation March Sadness” by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, a law enforcement officer who believes in public shaming as a deterrent.The sweep netted 51 men who now stand accused of solicitation and 14 others arrested on related charges, such as pimping.The men come from any number of backgrounds and range from young to old.In the end, Pensacola police said, they were united by a common goal: having sex with minors.Story and images by Sun-Sentinel via Miami Herald By the time the 15-year-old girl's dad realized that something was going on, she had already participated in several online video sex sessions with a man who was nearly twice her age.Federal agents from Homeland Security Investigations say a North Lauderdale man "met" the San Francisco teen in September using an anonymous online chatting site called Omegle.Police called the effort “the largest multi-jurisdictional Internet sting” since the department arrested 25 men during a one-week-long sting in 2011.“It is through the collaborating, partnering and building relationships that we protect our children and make the Internet a safer place,” Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander III said in a statement.