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Florida deputies warn about predators using new app to target kids

Posted at 6:33 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 18:38:10-05

OCOEE, Fla. — Authorities in a Florida city are warning parents about a new app called Yubo that is being used by predators to target children.

WFTV reports that Land O'Lakes resident Clayton Colborn, 28, was arrested after driving nearly 100 miles to meet a 13-year-old girl. According to their report, Colborn met the teen on Yubo, an app meant to be used by teens to make friends around the word.

Except in this case, Colborn lied to use the app, claiming he was a 16-year-old named Jason. He arranged two meet-ups with the child.

Yubo, according to its website, is an app designed for users between 13 and 25 years old.

Colborn told police he "traveled far, trying to meet new people so no one can have judgments about him."

Colborn is charged with three counts of lewd or lascivious battery and two counts of obscene communication/traveling to meet after using a computer to lure a child, and is being held on a $1,400 bond. Police said they are also looking for potential additional victims in the case.

Now, law enforcement is warning about the app and encourages parents to stay aware of what their children are looking at and signing up for online.