Police Department conducts an undercover operation and arrests sexual predator
NORTH PORT - Officers say Pablo Canul communicated with someone he believed was a minor over the Internet.
He then traveled to meet the minor for the purpose of performing sexual acts.
Canul was arrested in North Port for traveling to meet a minor for sexual acts and using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.
The North Port Police would like to use this as a warning for anyone looking to harm children.
"There's so many people out there trying to take advantage of our kids. We can't sit idly by and let's see if we can catch some of these people before the act instead of having to be reactive," North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor said.