Manatee County underage sex sting nets 25 men

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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - 25 men were arrested during a week-long undercover sting operation in which the defendants went to a residence believing they were meeting up with a juvenile for a sexual encounter.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Operation Green Shepherd III started on Monday, February 10th and concluded on Monday, February 17.

Detectives went on line in various undercover capacities and subsequently set up meetings with the defendants, ranging in age from 19 to 75, at an undercover residence in Manatee County.

The defendants were arrested on charges including Travel to Seduce/Solicit/Entice a Child to Commit Sexual Act, Use of a Computer to Seduce/ Solicit/Entice a Child to Commit Sexual Act and Attempted Lewd and Lascivious.

Arrested were:

75-year-old Donald Constantino of Manatee County

63-year-old Jack Thomas of Lake County

51-year-old Clinton Chambers of Pinellas County

50-year-old William Gant of Manatee County

49-year-old Sameh Soliman Salib Soliman of Pinellas County

44-year-old Kevin Harris of Manatee County

43-year-old Mark Nowak of Manatee County

43-year-old Ralph Polmales of Polk County

39-year-old Kenneth Hulata of Manatee County

39-year-old Anthony Smith of Polk County

37-year-old Brian Ambrose of Manatee County

34-year-old John Hernandez of Hillsborough County

34-year-old Ronald Jackson of Marion County

33-year-old Abel Dubon of Hillsborough County

33-year-old Andreas Bubik of Manatee County

33-year-old Robert Broach, II of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (drove in from Dade City, FL)

30-year-old Andrew Parent of Sarasota County

29-year-old Andrew Schutte of Pinellas County

27-year-old Aaron Tyskiewicz of Pasco County

27-year-old Enzo Scordia of Hillsborough County

24-year-old Kammeron Lynch of Hillsborough County

24-year-old Daniel Maisonet of Manatee County

22-year-old Glenn Olvera of Manatee County

21-year-old Vincent Bradburn of Hillsborough County

19-year-old Tyler Hoover of Pasco County