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Former PGA golfer Steve Thomas was among 40 men arrested during “Operation Red Cheeks,” a week-long undercover sting by the Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office last week aimed at capturing adults soliciting sex with minors through the Internet.
Thomas, 55, has played in 78 tournaments on the PGA and Champions tours, finishing in the top 10 three times. His most recent tournament appearance was in 2010.
As part of the operation, which apparently followed the mold of a “To Catch a Predator” Dateline special, suspects chatted with undercover detectives posing as children, parents or guardians in online chat rooms and were invited to meet at a disclosed location where the suspects expected to engage in sex with minors. Often times suspects voluntarily sent graphic photos of a sexual nature, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Via the Orlando Sentinel, here are the shocking, “C’mon Man!” details of Thomas’ arrest:
His arrest affidavit states Thomas thought he was chatting with a woma...
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His arrest affidavit states Thomas thought he was chatting with a woman about sex with her 13-year-old daughter. He agreed to meet the teen for sex, deputies say, and sent photos of himself golfing.
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A PGA golfer is among 40 suspects arrested in central Florida as part of an underage sex sting operation.
Osceola County Sheriff's detectives said Tuesday that pro golfer Steve Thomas was charged with traveling to seduce an underage girl and using a computer to entice a legal guardian or parent to commit sex acts on an underage girl.
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Add professional golfers to the growing list of people in sports that have been linked over the last few months to sexual misconduct with underage individuals. Former Champions Tour player Steve Thomas was part of a sexual sting operation by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office that caught 40 people that had been luring minors to a certain location with the intent to have sex...
Steve Thomas, who's played 78 tournaments on the PGA and Champions Tours (though none since 2010), was among 40 people arrested in an Osceola County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office sting operation. "Operation Red Cheeks" set Thomas up to believe he was negotiating for sex with a minor. More »
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