PENSACOLA — A Milton man has been arrested in connection with Operation Undertow, an internet sting that targeted adults who allegedly traveled to Pensacola to have sex with minor children.
Kenneth Bruner, 53, of Milton was arrested around 11 a.m. Sept. 29 in Pensacola. He was charged with two counts of distributing obscene materials to a minor, and one count each of using a computer to seduce/solicit/lure a child, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure a child, and using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.
Warrants were issued for all Operation Undertow suspects after they allegedly contacted undercover agents via computer about arranging to have sex with teen-aged males or females.
The agents posted information on various websites and began talking with the suspects once the suspects initiated conversation with them. The suspects were taken into custody once they arrived at a designated location with intentions of having sex with minor children.
The Pensacola Police Department, in coordination with the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with these agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; the State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Homeland Security; U.S. Marshal’s Service; Gainesville, Tallahassee, Gulf Breeze, Panama City, and Cocoa police departments; Escambia Jail; and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
The investigation is continuing.