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Two Tampa Bay men nabbed in Florida sex offender sting

Two Tampa Bay men have been charged by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement with failing to register as sex offenders.

A FDLE sting operation named Operation Safe Summer led to the arrests of 23 sex offenders and predators statewide who failed to register with police.

Among them: Ricardo Martinez, 50, of Tampa, a sex predator arrested on May 18; and John Stitzer, 71, of Palm Harbor, a sex offender arrested July 17.

Another 20 offenders or predators are believed to have left the country, FDLE said. Their identities were handed over to the U.S. Marshals Service in case they return.

Two Tampa Bay men nabbed in Florida sex offender sting 07/13/12 [Last modified: Friday, July 13, 2012 8:27am]
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