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St. Petersburg man offered minor $20 for sex, arrest records show

Posted at 3:03 PM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 18:18:03-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 42-year-old St. Petersburg man was arrested Thursday after offering a minor $20 for sex, according to arrest records.

Jason Minkowsky thought he was communicating with a minor under the age of 16, but it was actually a law enforcement official.

Minkowsky discussed the age of the minor and sexual services before he traveled to meet them, according to the records.

He faces charges for use of a computer to seduce/solicit/entice a child, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, traveling to meet a minor, human trafficking and two counts of transmission of material harmful to minor.