Florida mom busts would-be child predator

Mother uses sales ad to trick strange man who was asking her daughter for nude photos


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A Florida mother busted a suspected child predator who, the mother says, was after her daughter.

The mom says her 11-year-old daughter created a Facebook page even though she was told not to. The mother found the page along with messages sent from an older man.

The mother says the man was asking the young girl to send nude pictures of herself, so she turned the tables on the would-be predator.

"As I strolled through the Target paper I saw a girl in her bra, so I just grabbed my cellphone, took a picture of it and sent it to him," she said.

The mother says the man then sent back multiple nude pictures of himself. She brought those straight to the police. They tracked down 23-year-old Michael Bradley and arrested him.

He is charged with preying on a child and is held on a $120,000 bond.

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