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Registered Sex Offender Betrayed by What Was Supposed to Be a 15-Year-Old Girl

Just slap on those handcuffs. His name may be David R. Forget, but he remembers this drill. According to police, the registered sex offender who lived in Plantation believed -- truly believed -- that when he arrived at their meeting place, he would see the 15-year-old girl with whom he'd been having amorous online chats.

But we know how these stories end. The 27-year-old was pounced upon by the Fort Lauderdale Police, and now he's facing a new batch of child sex charges. Full release after the jump.

On November 1, 2009 the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, in conjunction with the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), arrested David R. Forget, 6/21/1982, a Plantation resident, and charged him with Traveling to Meet a Minor to Accomplish a Sex Act and Using a Computer to Solicit/Lure a Child for a Sex Act.

Forget, who is a registered sex offender, contacted an undercover Fort Lauderdale detective on the internet who was posing as a 15-year-old female. Forget expressed his desire to meet her to engage in a detailed sex act. The conversation continued as Forget asked the "teen" to wear provocative clothing and to meet him at a specific location at a specific time. At approximately 2:00pm, Forget arrived at the specified location at which time task force members took Forget into custody without incident. Forget has prior arrests and convictions for similar sex crimes.

ICAC task force members involved in this operation were from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the Broward Sheriff's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Attorney General's Office.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Robert Mauro at (954) 828-6871 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).

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Thomas Francis