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Published On: Wed, Feb 3rd, 2016

Sex offender David Parker and nine other men arrested in Alabama sex with minors on social media sting

Ten men are under arrest in Walker County following a sting by Cordova police targeting those who sought sex with minors on social media.

David Joseph Parker, 21 is a convicted sex offender who was arrested in the operation which began on New Year’s Eve and ran through January, said Cordova police Chief Nick Smith to the press about the undercover operation.

The other arrested were Kevin Dewayne Freeman, 38, of Bear Creek; Matthew Charles Trumbly, 29, of Calera; Christopher Wayne Reno, 26, of Graysville; Johnathan Eli Adcock, 34, of Jasper; Joshua Nelson Farr, 34, of Jasper; Jon Lynn Hall, 48, of Oakman; Terry Lee Lane, 39, of Nauvoo; and Jonathan Howard Bevill, 39, of Jasper.

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Using two different accounts, posing as girls ages 14 and 15, the undercover officers worked between Jan. 1, and the end of the month. “One of the officers brought up that he saw a need for it,” Smith said.

Smith would not say which social media site the officers used. Once the profiles were established, inquiries began to flood in and the online conversations continued.

The “girls” made their ages clear, the chief said, but that didn’t deter the suspects. “They continued talking sexually,” Smith said.

The investigators would set up a time and place for the suspect to meet who they thought were the teen girls, but instead found police waiting for them.

In all, 10 men ranging in age from 21 to 48 were arrested on charges including traveling to meet a minor for a sex act and solicitation of a child by computer.

Some were also arrested on drug charges because they were in possession at the time of their arrest.

None of the suspects were from the Cordova community, Smith said, but some were from Walker County and other neighboring areas.

“It’s a good time to bring awareness to our community that there are predators out there,” Smith said. “Parents may want to monitor their child’s internet activity, or eliminate it altogether.”

Court records show Parker pleaded guilty in 2011 to sex abuse of a child less than 12 years old. The victim in that case was a young boy. Parker was sentenced to 15 years in prison with three to serve.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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