The trial of a man trapped by an online group posing as a minor | Local News

A summer trial date has been set for a Eubank man who is accused of responding to a lure from an online group to catch child predators.

Floyd T. Adams, 46, is currently due to stand trial in Pulaski Circuit Court beginning August 1.

Adams was arrested last December and charged with procuring or encouraging the use of a minor under the age of 12. A local grand jury indicted him in February.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Alex Wesley responded Dec. 18 to Somerset Cinemas 8 where three members of an online group called Predator Poachers were talking with Adams in the parking lot.

The group had created a fictional 11-year-old girl in an effort to lure an individual to this location.

The group told law enforcement they tracked down Adams via Instagram. Adams communicated with the “11-year-old girl” and made plans to meet her at the theater to watch a movie.

Adams was taken to the Pulaski County Detention Center and remains housed there in lieu of a $5,000 cash/property bond.

After Adams’ arrest, the PCSO obtained a warrant to search his residence. They seized several electronic storage devices which were sent to the FBI for examination.

Dep. Wesley was assisted in the investigation by Dep. Dan Pevley, dep. Jay Picard and Detective Matt Bryant of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

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