SoFla High School Coach Arrested For Soliciting Sex From Young Boy Online

A South Florida high school wrestling coach was arrested Tuesday after police say he was using the internet to try to have sex with a young boy.

Dustin Garvin, 32, faces a charge of using a computer to solicit sex with a child.

Garvin works as an assistant athletic director and assistant wrestling coach at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs.

According to the arrest report, an undercover agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement replied to a Craigslist ad by a user named "Dirty Dusty" on Aug. 30. The ad sought young men for sex, the report said. 

In the online exchanges, the agent posed as the father of a 13-year-old boy and said he would allow Garvin to have oral sex with his son while he watched, the report said. 

Garvin asked the agent several times whether he was a police officer, but the agent assured Garvin it was not a sting, the report said.

The two parties exchanged pictures and arranged to meet at a nearby Starbucks location, the report said. Garvin told the agent that he worked at a school and did not want to meet near Coral Springs, the report said. 

Eventually, Garvin asked the agent if he could contact the boy via email, the report said. An undercover FBI agent then posed as the boy and answered Garvin's emails, the report said.

After his arrest, Garvin admitted he had corresponded with the FDLE agent and the FBI agent, police said.

Garvin is currently being held without bond at the main Broward County jail in Fort Lauderdale.

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