Brian Clancy Brought Vodka and Condoms to Give "a Ride" to Teenaged Boy, Police Say
Fort Lauderdale resident Brian Clancy had terrible timing when he allegedly started chatting up a 15-year-old boy on the internet.
When the parents of a 13-year-old kid called the cops claiming an adult was trying to have sex with their child, the Palm Beach County Sexual Predator Enforcement Unit got involved.
According to a probable-cause affidavit, a police detective logged in to his undercover account on a social-networking website and found the man in question, who claimed to be 23 years old and commented on a 15-year-old boy's picture, saying the boy was "hot."
Police contacted the 15-year-old boy who the man thought was "hot," and he told investigators that he and the man had been sharing nude pictures of themselves with each other, the report says.
The kid then agreed to let police log onto the his account on the website, and as the cops logged in, 37-year-old Brian Clancy sent a private message to whom he thought was the 15-year-old boy, police say.
The report says Clancy told who he thought was the boy that he purchased a new motorcycle and said, "Sucks u always so busy I'd seriously give u a ride, no strings attached."
By "ride," the police detective writes, "Having read earlier chats that the child had with the suspect... I knew he was talking about sex."
Clancy then told the boy to call him and promised that he was "not going to kidnap the child," police say.
According to the cops, Clancy said he was going to put a bottle of vodka and some condoms in the saddlebag of his motorcycle and meet with the boy. He told the boy to wear the "sexiest underwear you got," the report says.
Clancy showed up to the designated meeting spot one afternoon last week, and -- of course -- the cops arrested him. Condoms and alcohol were found in the saddlebags on the motorcycle, police say.
The cops say Clancy told police he thought the boy was 17 but conceded that it was wrong to speak with the kid, according to the report.
Clancy has been charged with one count of child exploitation, one count of traveling to meet a minor to engage in an unlawful sex act, and one count of possessing child pornography. He faces a total maximum sentence of 25 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
Clancy is currently being held in the Palm Beach County Jail on $750,000 bond.
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