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Charges filed in Milton sex sting

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Ted Sullivan
May 5, 2009
— While chatting online with what he thought was a 15-year-old Milton girl, police say Florencio Briseno Resendiz asked, "Can we have fun?"

He is accused of using the screen name "flobrensio" during several online conversations with "laceyredhawk" and repeatedly asking her to meet for sex.


"Will take us maybe a couple hours," he wrote.


Those are among the details included in a criminal complaint filed against Resendiz in Rock County Court on Monday.


Resendiz, 36, Madison, was charged with felony use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. He was released from the Rock County Jail on a signature bond.


According to the criminal complaint:


A Milton police officer posed as a Milton girl while on the Internet from April 2 to May 2.


"Flobrensio" contacted "laceyredhawk" on April 3 and identified himself as a 35-year-old Madison man.


They chatted online several times in the following weeks.


Although "flobrensio" thought he was talking with a 15-year-old girl, he offered her dinner and drinks.


He asked her if they could meet, saying he could rent a room.


He gave her his cell number.


He asked if she wanted to have sex.


He told her to call him.


A woman posing as a 15-year-old girl named "Lacey" called "flobrensio" on Friday.


They agreed to meet Saturday at Subway at 709 S. Janesville St., Milton.


Resendiz was arrested while walking into the restaurant.


He admitted to police he had a sexual conversation with "Lacey," but he said he was not serious about it.


He denied driving to Milton to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.


In court Monday, Resendiz appeared on video from the jail in orange coveralls.


He told the court he has lived in the area for 14 years and works full time.


The court ordered him not to use the Internet or to contact juvenile girls.


If convicted, Resendiz faces a maximum 40 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.


He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, May 20, for an adjourned initial appearance.



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