Former Local Assistant Scoutmaster Charged in Florida Undercover Child Sex Investigation

March 27, 2013
Richard Charles Holubek

A child sex sting operation based in St. Johns County, Florida has resulted in the arrests of 15 men, including a former DeKalb County assistant scoutmaster.

According to media reports in Florida, the sting by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office was called "Operation No Soliciting and took place over the course of five days, starting March 13.

Among those arrested was 47 year old Richard Charles Holubek of Orange Park, Florida, a former assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America Troop 347 in DeKalb County. Holubek is now a drug store manager in Florida. Authorities said Holubek was trying to meet a 13 year old male.

He is charged with one count of use of computer service to solicit a child, one count of obscene communication travel to meet after use of a computer to lure a child, and one count of utilizing a two way device to facilitate a felony. His bond totals $75,000.

According to Florida media reports, officers there used Internet chat rooms to find men looking for under-age sexual partners. Sometimes, undercover officers were posing as parents offering their children for sex.

The suspects were then invited to visit an undisclosed house in the county with the promise of sex with a minor.

However, there were no minors at the house, only officers who arrested the suspects after establishing that they were there to engage in illegal activity.

Those arrested come from several different counties, and three are from Georgia. The age of the suspects are between 19 and 49.

This was the second Internet child sex sting in the county. Operation Sheepdog was executed about two years ago, and 17 men were arrested in that sting.

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