South Fla. man creates phony Facebook accounts to solicit teen girls for sex, police say

Tadd Clukey accused of offering girls money in exchange for sex with older man


MARGATE, Fla. – A South Florida man was arrested after he created phony Facebook accounts to solicit teenage girls throughout the state for sex, police said.

Tadd Clukey, 44, was arrested Jan. 28 by Margate police on multiple counts of unlawful sex with a minor and traveling to meet a minor for sex.

An investigation by Detective Paul Christman revealed that Clukey had created fictitious Facebook accounts to send friend requests to girls ranging in age from 15 to 17, Lt. Jon Shaw said.

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Once the friend requests were accepted, the teens were sent private messages offering money in exchange for sex with an older man, Shaw said.

The investigation revealed that the phony Facebook accounts were used to solicit girls from Fort Lauderdale to Lakeland, Shaw said.

Clukey's charges stem from two girls who were solicited on Facebook and accepted the offer, Shaw said.

According to the police affidavits, Clukey picked up both girls on separate occasions and took them to a hotel in Margate, where they had sex.

Police believe that there may be more girls who were solicited. Anyone with information is asked to call Christman at 954-935-5492.

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