Massachusetts man charged with soliciting Polk County teens
BARTOW (FOX 13) -
Polk detectives have arrested a man they say was trying to solicit sex from two 16-year-old boys in Polk County.
Officers arrested 41-year-old Anthony DeSilva at his home in Massachusetts.
Detectives say the mother of one of the boys contacted the Polk County Sheriff's Office, saying she believed DeSilva was soliciting her son.
At the same time, detectives say he was contacting another teenage boy.
Investigators got permission from both the boys' parents to take over communications with him. During that time, they say DeSilva solicited both young men online to perform sex acts and to send him nude photos of themselves.
He is now charged with 10 counts of using a computer to seduce a child. Investigators are searching his home and his computer and say other charges may on the way.