Task Force Nabs Alleged Internet Sex Predator

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A Bay County sheriff's task force designed to track down Internet sex predators is claiming another victory after the arrest of a Michigan man who allegedly drove all the way to Bay County intending to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Bay County sheriff's deputies arrested 49-year-old Bruce Alan Mann Saturday morning in a local motel room. The investigation began in February when authorities say Mann contacted an undercover deputy posing as a 14-year-old girl in an Internet chat room.

They say Mann exposed himself and performed an explicit act on his Web cam. They say he later invited who he thought was a young Bay County girl to his Michigan home for sex.

Deputies say he eventually decided to visit her in Panama City where they arrested him Saturday.