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Georgia man found guilty of using computer to solicit child

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Posted at 4:49 AM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 12:53:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Georgia man accused of agreeing to meet a 14-year-old child in Tallahassee to make a "sex movie" has been found guilty.

Douglas Yocom, 37, received a sentencing date of October 3.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Yocom was caught by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Internet Crimes Against Children's Undercover Operation during the week of Feb. 8, 2017.

A Tallahassee Police Department investigator posted a "counter-intelligence Craigslist ad" that posed as being from a 14-year-old female child.

Replying by email to the investigator, Yocom, using an assumed name, said he was a 35-year-old man looking for a girl to make a "sex movie" for private viewing and eventually offered to pay up to $3,000.

In the emails, Yocom said he knew what he was doing was wrong. "I don't know what you look like either plus I can go to jail for this unlike you," he said in an email.

Yocom agreed to travel to meet the child but did not arrive at the designated location, a court document said. 

An investigator searching through Yocom's emails noted a man wearing a U.S. Navy uniform that had the insignia of a petty officer and saw the name tag "Yocom."

A special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Pensacola provided the investigator with information about Yocom and his Georgia driver's license photo.

Yocom's emails showed that on multiple occasions he sent emails and photos to people on Craigslist inquiring about sexual acts, the court document said.