• Man arrested, wanted to target 'sexy boys,' Ocoee police say

    By: Elyna Niles-Carnes , Jeff levkulich


    OCOEE, Fla. - Police in Ocoee arrested a 19-year-old man they said planned to target boys at an elementary school.

    Kristopher Oswald II was arrested Monday after he posted on Snapchat he was planning on targeting “sexy boys” at Thornebrooke Elementary School where he saw the children and was going to choose one, police said.

    Police were alerted about Oswald by a man he was chatting with on the Grindr app and Snapchat after the man said the conversation crossed a line.

    According to a police report, Oswald allegedly told the man he was going to target the school on Ocoee on Monday.

    They said he went into details about how he tied up children before and forced them to perform sex acts. 

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    Oswald was found sitting in his car at Central Park. Police said Oswald’s pants were down and he had several items in his car, including a teddy bear and diapers. 

    Police said they have reason to believe Oswald has targeted juveniles in the past.

    He has known ties in Davenport, Clermont, Kissimmee, Gotha and Ocoee.

    “He talks about volunteering in places like schools, child centers and stuff like that. We want to know if anybody knows this guy or had seen him out anywhere or has ever allowed him near children,” said Lt. Mike Bryant of the Ocoee Police Department. 

    In court, the state attorney’s office told the judge that Oswald pleaded no contest to two counts of possessing child pornography and two counts of promoting sexual performance by a child. He was adjudicated guilty and placed on probation. 

    Oswald now faces charges of conspiracy to commit sexual battery.

    Anyone with information about Oswald is asked to call the Ocoee Police Department at 407-905-3160.

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