A 28-year-old man allegedly staged a sex sting by posing as a 14-year-old girl on Craigslist and then tried to blackmail the man who fell into his trap, police said.
Adam C. Blazak of Kokomo, Indiana lured a 19-year-old man to a hotel in downtown Seattle last week with an online ad promising sex with a 14-year-old girl.
As soon as the man entered the hotel room where he was told to meet the girl, charging documents say Blazak shouted, 'Federal agent, get on the ground! Put your hands behind your back! You're under arrest!'
A hotel employee heard the incident and she later identified Blazak and the 19-year-old man, a Seattle University student whose name has not been released, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Once Blazak had the man pinned to the ground, he slapped handcuffs on his wrists and took his wallet, phone and car keys.
Claiming to be a federal agent, Blazak said he might let the man go if he paid him.
The man agreed to pay so the pair drove to a nearby Bank of America, where the man withdrew money and gave Blazak $191.
The pair then returned to the hotel, where Blazal released the man, who then immediately called 911 to report that he had been robbed.
When authorities arrived on the scene, the 19-year-old claimed he had shown up to the hotel to buy video games.
But when officers found Blazak and arrested him, he told police that he had posted a fake online ad on Craigslist offer up sex with an imaginary 14-year-old girl.
Police then asked the 19-year-old if he had gone to the hotel for sex with an underage girl.
The man claimed he had planned to meet a girl, whom he believed was 18. He admitted to exchanging between 50 and 100 emails with the imaginary girl.
Both men were arrested and booked into King County Jail, though charges against the 19-year-old were never filed. At the jail, Blazak spoke to detectives about the incident for a couple minutes before invoking his right to an attorney.
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