St. Johns County Man Found Guilty of Human Trafficking and Other Charges, Faces Life Sentence

A sixty-year-old man in St. Johns County, Florida has been found guilty of five felonies, including human trafficking and traveling to meet a minor. The defendant, Janos Maier, was communicating with an undercover FBI agent who was posing as a 14-year-old girl on an internet site. During their conversation, Maier repeatedly expressed his desire to pick her up and engage in sexual activity. Law enforcement officials from St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office arrested Maier when he arrived at the meet-up location. Maier has received a life sentence for the human trafficking charge, along with attempted lewd and lascivious battery, unlawful use of a two-way device, and soliciting a person believed to be a child for unlawful sexual conduct using computer services or devices. State Attorney R.J. Larizza expressed satisfaction with the result of the case and stated that child predators deserve the harshest sentences allowed by law.

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