South Florida lifeguard arrested

November 12th, 2009 by

COOPER CITY, FL— The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says deputies have arrested a Miramar lifeguard in Cooper City on charges of soliciting a girl on the Internet and traveling to meet her for a sexual encounter.

Investigators give this account: The name “Michael Woolf” first popped into BSO detective’s radar at the beginning of the year. At that time Woolf was soliciting a detective overseas posing as a child on the Internet and even wanted to travel there to meet the “underage child” in person.
According to the news release, last week Detective Joe Vella was online posing as a 14-year-old girl when he was contacted by someone with the screen name “MIKE4RUMIAMI1.”

Deputies say it was Michael Woolf.

According to Detective Vella he chatted with Woolf for about an hour, and then again on Friday, July 17, for about two hours.

Investigators say the conversations quickly turned sexual in nature and by the end of the second chat he was asking to meet the young girl for a sexual encounter.

BSO says the detective set up the meeting at a fast food restaurant in Cooper City. Once Woolf arrived he was taken into custody. He was charged with using a computer to solicit or lure a child and traveling to meet a child he lured through the use of a computer, and is currently out on bond.

Detectives are concerned because, they say, in the chats Woolf mentioned he was a lifeguard.

Due to his potential access to children, they are concerned.

Anyone who has been solicited online by “MIKE4RUMIAMI1” or in person by Michael Woolf should contact BSO Detective Joe Vella at 954-888-5240, or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.


2 Responses

  1. thomas182

    Another sick mother —-er

  2. Johnny D

    Inject the venom, KILL HIM before a child gets hurt.

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