(FOX 13) - Parents are urged to remain vigilant after two men were arrested, in separate cases, for traveling to the Bay Area for sex with a child.
Officials caught 27-year-old Angelo Francisco Trigoso-Jara, of Oklahoma, at the Dallas airport Wednesday. Sarasota detectives say he traveled to Venice in February for sex with a girl he met online.
Investigators say he knew the girl was a minor.
Investigators say Trigoso-Jara communicated with the 15-year-old through a website where strangers can meet each other. After learning where she lived, investigators say he traveled hundreds of miles to Sarasota County to meet his victim in person.
According to detectives, he picked the young teen up at her house and took her to a hotel where they had sex.
After that, he sent her naked pictures and videos.
It's the latest arrest in a series of similar cases.
Another man was arrested in Polk County last week. Investigators say the 23-year-old traveled from Miami to Lakeland to have sex with a 10-year-old girl.
"His game was a dominant-submissive sexual relationship with this child," Sheriff Grady Judd explained. "Our deputies knocked on the door he opened the door wearing his underwear."
Detectives caught Jonathon Fundora at a motel. They believe he took three days off from work to drive to Lakeland for the encounter.
Inside the room, they found the little girl they say had been abused just moments before.
"You know what his defense was? ‘Well, I thought she was 14 or 15,’” Judd told reporters.
“Are you kidding me?" he wondered aloud.
Both men had met the girls online, and it’s happening all over the country.
Officials say a woman posed as a teenage boy on Snapchat. She then flew to Orlando meet a 14-year-old girl at the airport. They both flew back to Las Vegas, but detectives found the girl thanks to a letter she left at home.
But in many cases that's too late; the crime has already been committed.
"You've got to know what your children are doing. You've got to monitor their electronic devices. You've got to make sure you keep up every day and every way with what they're doing online," Sheriff Judd warned.