Shawn Brock, 31, will be spending the next 21 months in state prison after he was sentenced yesterday (Thursday, June 20) for luring a young girl on the internet to engage in sexual activity.
On January 9, 2013 the Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shawn Brock for traveling to Walton County from Okaloosa County to meet a girl who identified herself as “Katie”, a 14 year old residing in DeFuniak Springs, FL. “Katie” was actually an investigator with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. During their conversations, Brock made known his intentions of driving to Walton County to engage in illegal sexual activity with “Katie”. Brock believed that “Katie” would be home alone without parental supervision during the course of the intended acts. Brock was arrested at a local convenience store in DeFuniak where he had planned on meeting “Katie”. Items related to sexual activity were located in Brock’s vehicle, validating his intensions for his victim.
Brock was transported and booked into the Walton County Department of Corrections. He was charged with Obscene Communications-Traveling to Meet after Using Computer to Lure Child.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office takes a proactive approach into investigating cyber-crimes in our area. Numerous arrests were made last year in the field of cyber-crime. This was the first arrest in 2013 specifically resulting from a cyber-crime investigation.
Brock will have to register as a sex offender upon his release.