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Sex sting suspect rams cruiser

Deputies have arrested a man they say believed he was going to have sex with children ages 6 and 9 in Hernando County Saturday.

Adam Daniel Shepherd, 25, of Jacksonville went to a vacant house on Curtiss Lane where he believed he had arranged to meet the children. No children were ever there, officials said.

When deputies tried to stop him, he rammed his Ford F150 truck into a deputy's vehicle and hit another vehicle and continued on. Hernando deputies stopped their pursuit and issued a statewide warning for officers to look out for the truck.

Pasco deputies stopped him near State Road 52 and U.S. 41, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Pasco deputies arrested him, and Hernando deputies placed a hold on him for the charges they are investigating. He faces a second-degree felony charge of traveling to meet a minor to engage in unlawful sexual acts.

Sex sting suspect rams cruiser 02/14/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 10:23am]
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