#46 Cole

This guy had what he believed to be a 14 year old boy bike to his parents house at the wee hours of the morning. Cole resides in another town but decided it would be a better idea to invite the minor to his parents house that he was visiting. During the confrontation it is mentioned that he is a school year book photographer for 3 states !

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  1. ‘Pop Squad’ helps Torrington police catch man attempting to meet minor for sex
    By Ben Lambert Published 3:49 pm, Friday, December 8, 2017

    Cole Sutton Photo: Contributed Photo
    Photo: Contributed Photo
    Cole Sutton

    TORRINGTON – A city resident will be on probation for the next decade after allegedly attempting to have a sexual encounter with what he thought was a 15-year-old boy.
    Cole Sutton, then 33, of Carroll Drive, Torrington, and of Cardinal Drive, Farmington, was arrested June 15 and charged with criminal attempt to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity through the use of a computer and criminal attempt to commit second-degree sexual assault, according to city police.
    Torrington police investigated a report that Sutton communicated with a person he thought was a 15-year-old boy he met on a social media site, according to an affidavit seeking a warrant for his arrest.
    The two communicated through text messages and social media, arranging to meet for a sexual encounter, police said.
    The 15-year-old boy turned out to be an adult from the website Pop Squad, who video-recorded meeting Sutton after the appointment was arranged and later cooperated with police, according to the affidavit.
    POPSquad is a local movement out of Connecticut that strives to help protect children from online predators both by catching these predators, and also raising community awareness around the issue in hopes of toughening laws and legislation, according to the organization’s website.
    Sutton pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a minor this week in Superior Court in Torrington, according to court records. He was given a sentence of five years in prison, execution suspended, with 10 years probation.
    As a condition of his probation, he is required to register as a sex offender. He is also barred from pursuing a vocation or hobby requiring him to associate with children under 16 or loitering in areas frequented by children, according to court records.
    Reach Ben Lambert at william.lambert@hearstmediact.com.

    Good job pop squad. As a father of twin toddlers I worry about sick individuals like this. Thank you for your hard work and dedication with protecting young kids. Keep up the awesome work.

    1. School photographer? I live in RI, I seriously hope my granddaughter’s school has never used his company for photographs.
      Thank you so much Nito. You are a hero for our children.

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