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Durham man nabbed in online sex sting

Posted July 10, 2009

— Police on Thursday charged a Durham man with trying to solicit sex from someone he believed to be underage in an Internet chat room.

Joseph Manantan Azada, 33, of 4706 Hoppers Drive, is charged with indecent liberty with a child, solicit a child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act and disseminating obscenity to a minor under age 16. He has been released on a $50,000 bond.

Cary police began an online sex sting two months ago, with an investigator posing as a 14-year-old girl, Capt. Michael Williams of the Cary Police Department said.

Azada is alleged to have sent inappropriate material to the undercover officer and to have tried to arrange a meeting for sex.


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  • daisy14 Jul 13, 2009

    I agree KFC. I'd rather an officer catch a pedophile than a burglar. Besides, if you don't want your stuff stolen--lock it up!
    The majority of larcenies happen when people leave doors unlocked and garage doors open.

  • Kids Come First Jul 10, 2009

    pretty dumb comment, if it was your kid that was going to meet a pedophile he or she met online you would think differently. Thanks to those officers a real kid was spared...get a grip.

  • LuvLivingInCary Jul 10, 2009

    cary's finest can sit behind their desks and lure sex offenders but they can't put a stop to the larceny going on.