United States of America vs Rick Crawford (Richard Hoyt Crawford Jr)
Rick Crawford allegedly attempted to persuade and solicit an individual who had not attained the age of 18. Court documents in the state of Florida claim that Crawford used the internet and his cell to engage in sexual activity with a minor.
According to court documents (posted below), Crawford was bated by Steven McElyea while in an “undercover capacity”. The officer used a fake scenario to entice individuals online. The initial posting was created on February 10, 2018.
The following conversation details the exchange between the two individuals. This is a conversation sited from court documents. The affidavit included the details which was submitted for the purpose of establishing probable cause stemming from a criminal complaint.
Steven McElyea is in his 3rd year of employment with the Seminole County Sheriff’s office. Since 2005, he has worked as a task force officer for both the FBI and Violent Crimes Against Children in Orlando. Since November 1999, he has been involved in investigations of sex crimes, child exploitation, child pornography and computer crimes.