Boynton Beach police arrested a man Tuesday after they say he traveled to meet who he thought was a 16-year-old boy for sex and to smoke pot. But the boy was actually an undercover police officer posing as a minor.
According to the probable cause affidavit, James Tracy Bradley, 46, of suburban Delray Beach, made contact with the undercover officer Tuesday using a social networking site. Bradley’s profile claimed he was a “horny boy looking for some fun.”
In his chats with the officer, Bradley said he wanted a smoking buddy and that he usually has about an ounce of marijuana with him, the affidavit says. He told the officer he liked giving massages and asked if he was at least 18 years old. The officer said no. Bradley continued the conversation, and when he later began texting the officer, the officer responded that he was 16 years old. At that point, Bradley began asking about the boy’s sexual experiences, telling him, “I would love to show you the pleasure of being with a guy eventually.”
Bradley asked for pictures of the boy and asked when he got done with school. He then said he would pick the child up at a meeting place about 4 p.m.
When Bradley arrived, he was walking around outside his vehicle when officers made contact with him. He dropped a marijuana cigarette from his hand, the affidavit says.
He told police he was there to meet the boy but that he was only going to get high this time around. When asked if he would have sex with the child at another time, he replied, “I don’t know.”
Bradley was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Tuesday evening on charges of marijuana possession, using a computer to lure a child and travelling to meet that child. As of this morning, jail records show he was being held without bond.