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Port Richey man accused of traveling to Hernando to have sex with 15-year-old

BROOKSVILLE — A 24-year-old Port Richey man who came to Hernando County thinking he was meeting a 15-year-old girl for sex instead found sheriff's detectives waiting for him, authorities say.

Beau Eric Hudson started communicating online with the 15-year-old girl about three months ago, according to a Hernando Sheriff's Office news release. Hudson sent obscene images to the girl and stated his intent to have sex with her, the Sheriff's Office said.

Hudson arranged to meet with the girl in Hernando on Wednesday and was taken into custody when he showed up at the location, which authorities did not release. He admitted to sending the images and that he planned to have sex with the girl, the Sheriff's Office said.

The agency declined to release details about when or how investigators became involved in the case. Spokeswoman Denise Moloney said the investigation is ongoing.

Hudson was charged with distributing obscene material to a minor and traveling to meet a minor for unlawful sex. He was booked into the Hernando County Detention Center and released about five hours later after posting $10,000 bail.

Tony Marrero can be reached at tmarrero@tampabay.com or (352) 848-1431.

Port Richey man accused of traveling to Hernando to have sex with 15-year-old 08/09/12 [Last modified: Thursday, August 9, 2012 6:13pm]
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